NBA Player Reveals why Shai is Better Then Luka

Published September 3, 2023 at 8:52 PM

Obi Toppin recently shared his opinion on the basketball world's ongoing debate: Who's got the deeper bag, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander or Luka Doncic?

In a candid moment on Theo Pinson's podcast, Toppin made an unexpected choice, siding with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Obi Toppin, known for his defensive prowess in the NBA, has faced both Gilgeous-Alexander and Doncic on the court. While his perspective holds weight, it's not an easy decision to agree with.

Toppin's choice aligns with a growing sentiment in the league that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander possesses a deeper bag of tricks than Luka Doncic.

Donovan Mitchell, another NBA star, made a similar choice when asked about Kevin Durant and Luka Doncic's skill sets. But when the focus shifted to Doncic and Gilgeous-Alexander, Mitchell leaned towards Shai.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's versatility stands out. Last season, he averaged an impressive 31.4 points per game, with a shooting percentage of 51.0% from the field and 34.5% from beyond the arc.

In contrast, Luka Doncic posted slightly higher numbers with 32.4 points per game, shooting 49.6% from the field and 34.2% from three-point range.

What sets Gilgeous-Alexander apart is his ability to score from various spots on the court, including inside and midrange, relying less on three-pointers. This well-rounded skill set hints at a deeper bag of tricks.
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NBA Player Reveals why Shai is Better Then Luka

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