Skip Bayless says Manu Ginobili was better than Hakeem Olajuwon, Shannon Sharpe says he’ll throw Skip ‘out the building’
During a discussion on who is the best foreign player to ever play in the NBA, FS1’s Shannon Sharpe said Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon is the clear answer.
That’s when Skip Bayless chimed in and said San Antonio Spurs great Manu Ginobili was better than Olajuwon, prompting Sharpe to tell Bayless he was going to throw him “out the building.”
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Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless never agree on anything. It’s why they are must-see TV because their discussions and interactions are always hilarious.
Hakeem Olajuwon had career averages of 21.8 points, 11.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.1 blocks. He won two championships, was a two-time Finals MVP, 12-time All-Star, three-time blocks champion, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, and won the 1994 MVP award.
“The Dream” was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008. He’s 11th in NBA history in points scored with 26,946.
Manu Ginobili, meanwhile, had career averages of 13.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He won four titles with the Spurs, was a two-time All-Star, and won the 2008 Sixth Man of the Year award. Like Hakeem, Manu will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer one day.
Ginobili had a great career, but he was not better than Olajuwon. Hakeem is one of the most dominant players in NBA history. His “Dream Shake” was impossible to guard and he was a force on the defensive side of the ball too.
This is one debate that Skip Bayless has no business arguing with Shannon Sharpe.