NBA star reveals his side on Messi and Ronaldo debate and shocks with his answer

An NBA legends talks about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

An NBA legend picks between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
An NBA legend picks between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo debate has been a discussion for many years and has lasted for two decades since the start of their careers. It is no exaggeration that the two are compared often throughout their careers, and even during their last few years in football, they continue to be compared. Many football players and legends have had their say in the debate, but even sports athletes other than football have expressed their thoughts on the Messi and Ronaldo debate. Now, an NBA legend has picked his favorite player between Messi and Ronaldo and revealed the reason why.

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The NBA legend who was asked about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo was German basketball player Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk was on the CBS Sports Golazo show, and he was about picking his preferred player between Messi and Ronaldo. The former Dallas Mavericks player said, "I'm a Messi guy. How he carries himself, how he plays, super quick & fast. Cristiano Ronaldo to me, the shirt off and the 'hey hey look at me' - it's just not my style. Messi is way more low-key, but I won't take anything away from Ronaldo. This is a personal opinion."

Now Messi has a new fan in the sports world after this reveal from Dirk Nowitzki. The description that the NBA legend gave about Messi is what makes other fans love Messi, and since he seems more reserved than Ronaldo on the outside, the Argentine was very competitive on the pitch with the rest of the players in his teams from the past. Messi continues to show his competitive side when he plays for Inter Miami in crucial games.

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