The Reason Giannis Antetokounmpo Will Never Become the Face of the NBA


Joy Taylor: “Giannis lost his cool and it happens… Last year there was this push that Giannis was the next face of the league, and is the next LeBron, and will replace LeBron… I didn’t buy it. Giannis is an amazing player, great guy, fun to watch, won the MVP – but if LEBRON did that the whole world would stop, everybody would be losing their mind, and it would be complete chaos. That is why Giannis will never be the face of the league, because he can head-butt someone and nobody even talks about it. We would start the show and do five segments on LeBron if he head-butted someone… [Charisma] You either have it or you don’t, and that’s not a knock on Giannis. You have to have that THING, and that indescribable factor that none of us can articulate.” (Full Segment Above)

Listen to Joy Taylor and Colin Cowherd discuss Giannis Antetokounmpo’s unprecented head-butt of Wizards forward Moritz Wagner, and how the media’s incredibly mild coverage of the bizarre lapse in judgement summed up why Giannis will never be the face of the NBA.

Check out the video above as Joy and Colin detail why this would have been one of the most talked about sports topics of the year if this head-butt would have included LeBron James, and how this really shows you how much more underwhelming Giannis is than LeBron in terms of relevance, despite a push last year by some media members to anoint Giannis as the next ‘King.’

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