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Charles Barkley calls out Giannis Antetokounmpo for failure to lead the Bucks to success

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Charles Barkley didn’t mince his words regarding the superstar of the Milwaukee Bucks and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Barkley called out Antetokounmpo for his failure to lead the Bucks to the championship.

“He’s got a long way to go as a player. You are playing against 2 good teams and 5 bad teams so your numbers average out. They got beaten 2 years in a row, exactly the same way.

We were talking about the ‘Toronto wall’ two years ago, then they get beat by the ‘Toronto wall’ last year. You notice when they play games, their half-court offense is not good … I would love to see Giannis post-up more,” Barkley said about Antetokounmpo, via Clutchpoints.

Antetokounmpo has led Milwaukee to the top of the East in the regular season over the past couple of years. However, in both cases, he saw his team get eliminated in the playoffs.

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Yiannis Bouranis is a 28-year-old sports journalist, with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from Sheffield Hallam University. Yiannis is TalkBasket’s Chief Editor and has covered the EuroLeague Final Four (2017 – 2019), the FIBA Basketball World Cup (2019) and the NBA Paris Game (2020) as an accredited journalist.


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