Giannis Antetokounmpo is 'as dominant as Shaq was'

Giannis Antetokounmpo's ascent to becoming one of the NBA's best players has left some observers in awe of his play, as his highlights are must-watch on a nightly basis.

While he's not a Hall of Famer yet, he's mentioned in the same sentence as other dazzling players over the years, and his career is entering just his sixth season. At Basketball-Reference, Giannis' early career arc is similar to those of stars like Tracy McGrady, Jimmy Butler, and Kevin Love through five seasons. However, none of those players had as impressive of a season as Giannis did in 2017-18, and he's leading the NBA in several advanced statistical categories in 2018-19.

There's always the eye test too. We'll let the tape speak for itself.

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