Chicago Bulls free-agent signee Goran Dragic had much to say after Slovenia qualified for the EuroBasket quarterfinals on Saturday.
But, it was on something that happened far away from Germany, where Slovenia beat Belgium by 16 points.
Dragic was asked about former NBA star turned shock-value personality Gilbert Arenas going on a tangent recently bashing Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo’s game during an episode of the “No Chill” podcast.
This was his response:
“Giannis (Antetokounmpo) is the MVP. Gilbert Arenas is not. Was he ever the MVP? I don’t think so. So he can’t talk about Giannis. Giannis won the championship, won the MVP award. He has been the Defensive Player of the Year.”
Arenas said this about Antetokounmpo:
“The media says he’s the best player in the league. Not even close, just stop it. I can look at his game and say he doesn’t understand basketball yet
“He plays the sport, he won a championship, cool. But he doesn’t really understand how to be better, how to train his body.”
Arenas’ endless pursuit of shock value for the sake of being funny or outrageous over the years has made him something of a bad influence at worst and simply a person not worth taking seriously at best. What he’s saying is obviously ridiculous, even if there are reasonable qualms about the way he plays.
As for Dragic, his focus after EuroBasket will be looking to help the Bulls have success in the 2022-23 season.