Jokic is the best, most talented big man to ever play the game. Fight me.
There are 2 sides to basketball. I love Jokic, but if I had to take the most all around skilled, I probably take Hakeem. His defense was transforming, his offense was unstopable, and if they played through him more, his passing was way under rated.
This is not me speaking against Jokic, increadable player, but Hakeem in the modern game of basketball would be Embiid times 2.
I don’t remember Hakeem having a jump shot outside of 15 feet or so and a modern center has to be able to hit an open three. I could be wrong about that as he probably didn’t try many shots from distance, but that’s my memory. Also no way Hakeem was the passer Jokic is - he was a good passer but there’s a difference between good and great
Just two very different players and eras