10. Giannis Antetokounmpo
If Shaq isn’t the right giant for your group, then you can’t go wrong with Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greekborn Milwaukee Bucks player is just shy of seven feet fall, standing in at 6 feet 11 inches. But while Shaq’s age might slow him down a little bit, Antetokounmpo is still a spry young buck. As of this writing, he has yet to turn 23 years of age, yet he’s still already made it as the primary playmaker for the Bucks.
Antetokounmpo is multi-talented. He plays just as effectively as a guard as he does a small forward. He is the first All Star from the Bucks since 2004, and is in fact the youngest player in the franchise’s history to start in an All Star game. Although his team lost, he was leading them with 30 points in a great showing.
It seems that the Greek Freak was always meant to be athletically very skilled. His Nigerian parents were both very athletic. His father was a soccer player in Nigeria, and his mother was a high jumper. Some of that talent seems to have been genetically passed along to the tall but very skilled Giannis Antetokounmpo. Being a big man has its advantages, but it really helps that much more when they’re so agile to boot.