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  • Chris Broussard breaks down 3 reasons why there's pressure on NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo heading into this upcoming season.
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  • First Things First: Cris Carter and Nick Wright

    Is there pressure on Giannis after winning MVP?

    • Romeo
      Romeo 24 days ago

      First Things First: Cris Carter and Nick Wright absofuckinglutely Giannis wont win a chip with the bucks that organization is good at scouting talent but they lack building championship rosters they traded Tobias Harris away as he was ascending, extended drew bledsoe without a 3pt shot and let brogdon walk. This offseason it just showed me how inept they are at building a roster capable of winning it all. Giannis should go to the raptors if he wants to win they showed they can build a winning roster around a great player.

    • Rafiq Dawood
      Rafiq Dawood 28 days ago

      No pressure at all. There isn't any because Giannis already proven he is a superstar, a top 5 player and one of the best in the league right now, earned season MVP, was the main reason his Bucks team finished with the best record and top number one team in the league, led his team to the east finals and was a great defensive player. He simply dominated the game all throughout the 2018-19 NBA season as it was his year playing the best basketball of his career. The Greek Freak definitely needs to improve his offensive game with three point shooting and hitting free throw shots, but other than that, he's an established player with great game and more potential for the future. Thus, disagree with Chris on his 3 reasons and points about there being pressure applied on him for next season. Giannis will ensure they advance into the playoffs, most realistically the second or third round of the east. Hoping they'll be in the east finals again to play the Raptors! After becoming last years MVP, Giannis just decreased all pressure and lowered expectations even not helping his team get into the finals for winning a championship because of the competition increasing mainly in the west with both the Lakers and Clippers as well as in the east with the Nets. Therefore, he should just focus on developing his game overall in all areas. The pressure doesn't exist period.

    • Jonathan Kesee
      Jonathan Kesee Month ago

      Yes and Nick is right stars elavate stars

    • Jordan Carr
      Jordan Carr Month ago

      People like to see MVPs be MVPs. There's always pressure.

    • ASTRO BALLERS
      ASTRO BALLERS Month ago

      He can handle it, he is a Sagittarius. They're not fragile - they're motivated by pressure.

  • Willie willied
    Willie willied 2 days ago

    If they really wanna win all they have to do is go get Bradley beal 😴

  • Chi
    Chi 5 days ago

    That’s the coach fault. You send him to the low block and have me post and shoot over Kawhi. Put the pressure on the double team.

  • Go Bucks
    Go Bucks 21 day ago

    It was never “mono e mono” did you even watch CC?

  • Christian Kamrath
    Christian Kamrath 22 days ago

    Giannis wasn't double teamed?... did he fall asleep after the player intros?

  • Destiny 100
    Destiny 100 24 days ago +1

    It wasn't just kawhi guarding him. It was the whole team. Not giannis fan but these ppl need to stop saying it was only kawhi that stopped him. And this coming from someone who likes kawhi.

  • Andres Conde
    Andres Conde Month ago

    Giannis doesn't have a second all star player on his team. Who is better Middleton or lowry? becouse Kawhi just won a ring with Lowry as the second best player on his team

    • Destiny 100
      Destiny 100 24 days ago

      Well I would say Kyle Lowry and also it was the whole team. Siakam Fred Norman but reality was once raptors stopped giannis bucks didn't show up. On the last 4 games. Maybe they were nervous who knows. They are certainly talented.

  • Jose Crespo
    Jose Crespo Month ago

    Fake News!!!!!

  • Gonig Bratal
    Gonig Bratal Month ago

    bledsoe trade for BEAL

  • ahmed King
    ahmed King Month ago +1

    Chris, I don't know what game you were watching, but they doubled and triple teamed Yanus which exposed his lack of a jump shot. He didn't know how to shoot or pass out of the double and triple team

  • Reggie Turner
    Reggie Turner Month ago

    He will never win a title in MIL!

  • BGOOD2 Life
    BGOOD2 Life Month ago

    Fake MVP, Giannis.

  • MrBearloc1
    MrBearloc1 Month ago

    If ol boy wasn't such a Kobe hater, he'd have more respect and credibility, but nah. He's still a sucker.

  • John Gist
    John Gist Month ago +1

    How does CC know what Giannis can do to improve?

  • Howko
    Howko Month ago

    Nick Nurse shut down Giannis

  • Chiken little
    Chiken little Month ago +1

    why are they keep talking about the same things although giannis is not often the topic.

  • DEE DUBZ
    DEE DUBZ Month ago

    If he doesn't improve his shooting, forget championships Milwaukee

  • JustinYourBae
    JustinYourBae Month ago +4

    He didn’t have a jumpshot (shot 33% from 3 in playoffs) that’s amazing for a PF

  • Deezie DaKid
    Deezie DaKid Month ago +3

    How tf they know that man will never be a great or good 3pt shooter🤔

  • A. O’Neil30
    A. O’Neil30 Month ago

    Chris cater trash 🗑 where your rings? Jerry rice 🍚 🐐

  • Zach Falbe
    Zach Falbe Month ago

    Bucks w Giannis are starting to remind me of Bron in Cleveland... they overpaid Middleton and traded Brogdon when they didn’t need to. Don’t be surprised if he takes off

  • Eric issa boy
    Eric issa boy Month ago +1

    Every great player needs a 2nd good player




    Hakeem: am i a joke to you?

  • Disco187 Disco187
    Disco187 Disco187 Month ago

    he seams like a very loyal guy especially to the bucks . hes like the mike trout of basketball

  • Ron Smith Jr
    Ron Smith Jr Month ago

    Im from Milwaukee i watched every game... Wat game did the Raptors not play team defense & double team Giannis??

  • Average_or_ Tryhard

    I have faith in Giannis to come back with a passable mid range shot, maybe a slight 3pt shot. His work ethic is out of this world
    Ben Simmons, take notes.

  • Manny jarbo
    Manny jarbo Month ago

    Yo they signed his brother dawg! They not trading him and he don’t wanna leave at least till his contract is up.( I still think he gon stay if he has a good surrounding cast)

  • steven whiters
    steven whiters Month ago

    They walled the paint off and he can’t shoot wtf u mean is mono-mono cris Carter saying anything along with the fact raptors have perfectly ideal personnel kawhi,serge,siakam and gasol in the paint cmon now

  • Michael Beale
    Michael Beale Month ago

    Giannis needs either more help on his squad or get out of the bucks...... go to the warriors and fill the void and go crazy on the floor with Curry

  • Romy Sharma
    Romy Sharma Month ago

    Chris Broussard has become a joke, especially since his flop of "reporting" on Kawhi this offseason.

  • Jimmy W.
    Jimmy W. Month ago

    Realistically he's probably 90% of what he could be, and it's mostly in his shot where he can drastically improve. There is also no excuse for a guy with his skillset to not average a triple-double, or barely short of that. Can't complain about 28/13/6 though.

  • HopelessMunz
    HopelessMunz Month ago

    Kawhi did what he was supposed to do. Giannis gotta endure some hardship before he rises. Probably gonna come up short again this year. But that’s what it takes.
    That’s what everyone underestimated about the Raptors (even though Kawhi got them to the show) - everyone on that Raps team had gone through the heartbreak and endured the “underachievement” etc. 9/10 times, that is what produces a champion. The failure and shortcomings that preceded it.

  • caca yang
    caca yang Month ago

    Chris Carter said they didn't double team him? lol, well he's kinda right...they tripled team him in the playoffs

  • Dekunle Andrew
    Dekunle Andrew Month ago

    Chris Brossard is loosing it every time he talks . What happened to the old Chris?

  • Junaid Desai
    Junaid Desai Month ago +2

    Kawhi shut nothing down, that was a team effort. Kawhi was absolutely better than others as an on ball defender, but if they let Giannis go straight up one on one, Giannis would dunk it down Kawhis throat.
    I still believe that Kawhi is the best perimeter defender ever, but the NBA is such that great offense beats great defense.
    Giannis was "exposed" because of his lack of a shot, not by a player.
    2 things are happening with basketball media. 1. The rest of the Toronto team are getting zero credit for their supporting role to Kawhi. 2. They forget that Toronto was an ECF level team for years (top 5 most years).
    Kawhi didn't drag some sorry team to a title. They were literally missing an MVP player PLUS needed GSW to pitch up hobbled

  • Sean Nesbeth
    Sean Nesbeth Month ago

    But no pressure on Bron Bron lol

  • JI400_RED_TOP JI400_RED_TOP

    Giannis Antetokounmpo is overrated and overhyped wasn't really the MVP

    • Randy G
      Randy G Month ago

      Someone with your username shouldn't be talking about anyone in a negative way... give props to your 2018-19 MVP junior

  • Uncle Osiris
    Uncle Osiris Month ago

    Yanis KNOWS he's not the real MVP
    This exposed the award as purely political
    Yannis is NOT a superstar

  • Danny Lackey
    Danny Lackey Month ago

    "This dude say it was Mano e Mano uhh no it wasn't even Kawhi said it was a team effort Kawhi guarded him but their were 3 defenders building a wall behind Kawhi to help stop him"

  • se7en Zee
    se7en Zee Month ago

    Giannis just needs to go to shoot the jump hook and improves his FT. Then Kawhi won't be able to guard him. On defense, go guard Kawhi so won't have to double team.
    Don't shoot the 3's because 1) his 3-point % isn't as good as his teammates. 2) go into the paint where you have the advantage. that will put pressure on the opponent.

  • Irshad Zamir
    Irshad Zamir Month ago

    never going to be a great 3 point shooter ?

  • Ras Geo GFC
    Ras Geo GFC Month ago

    These so call analysts .... or should I say these guys who think they know basketball

  • Dave Bass
    Dave Bass Month ago

    Giannis will improve his mid game, but he also needs to develop some post moves. If he can force teams to double him near the basket that will open up shots for Middleton and other shooters.

  • SouthernLocks
    SouthernLocks Month ago

    Yo Chris please go back and check the tapes..Giannis got dunks on Kawhi in single coverage..Ibaka, Gasol and Spice P were in help at all times. Giannis just got selfish and tried to play hero AAU ball instead of swingin it. Also Bron had his best finals numbers on Kawhi..Wade wasn't 100% in that series but Bron was like 50%+ from 3, 28, and 8

  • DeAd DoC
    DeAd DoC Month ago

    Giannis doesn’t have the second star, but he has several extremely good role players, and players that fit perfectly into the Budenholzer Bucks system

  • Themrajester2
    Themrajester2 Month ago +2

    He said they didn’t double team him are u serious💀💀💀💀 GTFOH CHRIS

  • 18t4motion
    18t4motion Month ago

    If Giannis had moves around the basket like Siakim he would be close to unstoppable even without a "jump shot "

  • Lenny Blanton
    Lenny Blanton Month ago +1

    Chris Broussard is Trippie Redds dad!

  • Ryan Muck
    Ryan Muck Month ago

    I disagree with some of the takes here and I think Giannis is a bit better than they give him credit for. The Bucks probably aren't even a playoff team without him. Kawhi is amazing but the raptors have been making the playoffs for a few years now. They just needed a few more pieces to put it together.

  • Pittsburgh Holla
    Pittsburgh Holla Month ago

    Cc is terrible with bball analysis

  • Dude With a Face
    Dude With a Face Month ago

    mano on mano? lol

  • Trayveon Williams
    Trayveon Williams Month ago

    It was one on one??? I’m done😂

  • Juelz Romeo Glenn
    Juelz Romeo Glenn Month ago

    Why do they keep saying " Never,never"!!? He can easily develop a Jumper. He has the resources

  • Free Bee
    Free Bee Month ago

    BROUSSARD A CLOWN WITH ZERO SOURCES

  • Juelz Romeo Glenn
    Juelz Romeo Glenn Month ago

    Harden??

  • kyle williams
    kyle williams Month ago

    Cris Carter's takes on Basketball are totally inaccurate. To say Giannis can't become a great shooter is stupid. Plenty players make drastic improvements in shooting. LeBron, Ray Allen, D. Rose, Jordan. All originally known for their athleticism all became capable shooters

  • BlazeCyborg
    BlazeCyborg Month ago +1

    I like giannis but I hate the bucks and Milwaukee

  • Dr. Love
    Dr. Love Month ago +1

    They acting like kawhi personally shut him down. Raptors teams defense stop giannis. They keep overrating kawhi. Talk about lost in the moment.

  • Rawest
    Rawest Month ago

    someone tell broussard's hair stylist to relax with the dye

  • Vishaal Venugopal
    Vishaal Venugopal Month ago

    giannis struggled cuz he had kawhi, siakam and ibaka to deal with oh and MARC GASOL along with nick nurse who is a more than competent coach in the nba

  • Chuck
    Chuck Month ago

    Kamaru usman 30% Now Giannis 60% Nigerians math a little off bro

  • P H
    P H Month ago

    Of course LBJ a ring chaser

  • Anthony DePaola
    Anthony DePaola Month ago

    Giannis should never feel pressure as long as he plays in the East. Come over to the West if you want me to respect you.

  • Jay
    Jay Month ago +1

    If Gianni’s starts shooting over 35% from the 3 it’s over

  • nabil chowdhury
    nabil chowdhury Month ago +3

    So I keep hearing Giannis got exposed in the ECF but Giannis was droppin 23-15-6 on 47%fg WHILE GETTING QUADRUPLE TEAMED, NOT KAWHI.

    • Wonderlandian
      Wonderlandian Month ago +1

      And also, people acting like the Bucks got swept.

      They were up 2-0 on the Ratpros and in game 3 they went to double OT and had they won that game the series was over and they would be playing for the championship.

      They lost game 3 and the inexperience caught up on them and they chocked the next 4 games (3 of those 4 games Milwaukee build double digit leads btw and chocked in the 4th)

  • anita burks
    anita burks Month ago

    Khawi the 🐐 of defense but it wasn't no one on one versus Greek the Greek.Team Effort !

  • Freaky Greek
    Freaky Greek Month ago +2

    Pause. Yo i was just walking around the house with my headphones on and heard this mf say that Kawhi covered Giannis 1v1 throughout the finals?
    Yeah Cris carter didn't watch the series, and if he did, hes senile...
    Crazy that there is a show where Nick Wright is the star and most reliable source of information lol

  • Jalen Lowdermilk
    Jalen Lowdermilk Month ago +4

    “They weren’t double teaming him” that is complete and utter bs, the whole team would swarm him when he got the ball. Anyone who watched that series knows this

  • Joel Tardieff
    Joel Tardieff Month ago +2

    The East got a lot weaker. They could definitely make the Finals.

  • Amin Yussupov
    Amin Yussupov Month ago

    Should have never signed Middleton to that crazy contract. Should have tried to get a real all star not an all star by default. DLo or Kyrie or Kemba.

    • Amin Yussupov
      Amin Yussupov 11 days ago +1

      Eric Evans he deserves credit and he is a good player. But when your the bucks. You have to go all out if you draft somebody as great as Giannis coz guys like that will never come in free agency on their own

    • Eric Evans
      Eric Evans 11 days ago

      You made a good point but Middleton is there second guy n a big reason the made it that far.give him some credit

  • manuel cruz
    manuel cruz Month ago

    Chris sources told him that....

  • GuerillaFX
    GuerillaFX Month ago +2

    Did CC even watch the Bucks-Raps series??? Should give Giannis a bit more credit. Raps stopped him by building the wall to prevent him getting into the paint. KL was the key main defender and definitely held him in the matchup and deserves a lot of credit, but the wall and good rotations onto shooters was key. Bucks lacked enough secondary firepower to help Giannis and take advantage open looks off the wall and defensive rotations.

  • 80 percent
    80 percent Month ago

    I can’t stop looking at that huge beak of Nick Wright what a distraction

  • Sonny
    Sonny Month ago

    who was Kawhi's 2nd star?

  • Jay Biersack
    Jay Biersack Month ago

    Been in Wisconsin all my life and if he leave us I won’t be mad at him at all, go play with other great players, you ain’t winning a ring in Milwaukee.. the truth hurts but it’s true..

  • Jason Johnson
    Jason Johnson Month ago

    Why do people say someone can never do something? That doesn't make sense outside of very extreme situations.