Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is unquestionably one of the best basketball players alive.
But that doesn’t mean he can’t still learn a few things from legendary Hall of Famers.
Antetokounmpo tweeted a picture of him sitting down and chatting with Hakeem Olajuwon, the 12-time All-Star and two-time Finals MVP.
“I enjoy being a student of the game. Learn, respect and appreciate greatness. Thank you Hakeem 34,” Antetokounmpo said in the tweet.
I enjoy being a student of the game. Learn, respect and appreciate greatness. Thank you Hakeem 34 🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/x0PcUFjTGP
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) September 25, 2023
If Antetokounmpo is going to learn more things about playing, he is smart to learn it from Olajuwon.
The legendary big man did a lot during his 18 years in the NBA.
At seven-feet tall and with an excellent basketball IQ, he was about to stop just about anyone in the league during his career.
Because of that, he was a three-time blocking champion, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, and a nine-time All-Defensive player too.
He helped command the Houston Rockets to two championships in 1994 and 1995.
That accomplishment is certainly attractive to Antetokounmpo, who has made no secret of his desire to return to the Finals.
Most reports say that Antetokounmpo views this upcoming season as a pivotal one.
Anything short of another championship ring could be seen as a big disappointment to the star and could lead him to leave the Bucks.
Antetokounmpo had another sensational season in 2022-23, averaging 31.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 5.7 assists on a 55.3% field goal percentage.
But he wants to get even better and improve his game, especially since he has such big plans for 2023-24.
Antetokounmpo surely soaked up every bit of knowledge and advice that Olajuwon gave him during this conversation.
Perhaps some of it will help him secure another championship ring.NEXT: Insider Notes Bucks Will Carry A Lot Of 'Pressure' Into The Season