Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the 2019-2020 NBA Most Valuable Player for the second straight regular season. Giannis led the Milwaukee Bucks to the best record in the league with a record of 56-17. He continues to put up great numbers on a yearly basis with averages 29.5 PPG (5th in the league), 13.6 RPG (2nd in the league), 5.6 APG, and a league leading 31.94 PER.
As I mentioned previously, Giannis joins Michael Jordan (1987-1988) and fellow Nigerian Hakeem Olajuwon (1993-1994) as the only players to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. Giannis received 85 out of 101 first place votes from a total of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.
Bam Adebayo had one of the greatest blocks in NBA history last night to give the Miami Heat the victory over Boston Celtics during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. This played showed why Bam was on the the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
Arike Ogunbowale scored a career high 39 points last night (12/24 FG, 4-6 3PT, 11-12 FT) leading the Dallas Wing to a 101-94 win over the Washington Mystics. This included the game tying 3-pointer that Arike made in the 4th quarter sending the game into OT. We all know from her collegiate days that Arike is one of the clutchest players in the league. There was no surprise when that shot went down. Arike is the current leading scorer in the WNBA averaging 22.2 PPG.
The Nigeria Rugby Football Federation announced a kit sponsorship and partnership with British apparel company BLK Sport. BLK Sport will be the official outfitter of the Nigerian Rugby teams. This deal should help with the growth of the sport of rugby in Nigeria.
With the Toronto Raptors facing a potential 3-0 hole in the second round of the NBA playoffs, OG Anunoby came up clutch with the game winning shot last night. The win gives the Raptors its first win this tough series vs the Boston Celtics (BOS leads 2-1).