Rasheed Wallace would have dominated today’s NBA, at least according to Andre Iguodala.
The free agent, who just won his fourth NBA title with the Golden State Warriors, made the bold claim on “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” over the weekend when discussing the topic of great championship teams.
In fact, Iguodala went so far to say that Wallace would be better than Giannis Antetokounmpo.
“Rasheed Wallace could have been a top-five player in the league for a 10-year stretch,” he said (via TMZ Sports). “He was shooting half-court shots left-handed and right-handed. If Rasheed Wallace played in modern-day basketball, if he played in our league today, he’d be a top-five player in the league. He’d be better than Giannis, and I love Giannis.”
Now, those are some strong words.
Of course, Wallace was indeed ahead of his time as a 6-foot-10 forward who could shoot from the outside and defend anyone on the court — which would fit in perfectly with today’s NBA stars.
But better than Giannis?
We all know the Greek Freak does not exactly shoot well from the perimeter, but that has not stopped him from being arguably the best player in the NBA. He has two MVPs and a NBA Finals MVP on his resume.
Iguodala, who has played against both Wallace and Giannis, definitely has a point that Wallace would thrive and star in the modern NBA but he might have just took it a little too far in trying to hype him up.