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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.
This historic season for Giannis Antetokounmpo unfortunately ended early for his team in the playoffs. After receiving all of the individual accolades in the regular season in his career thus far, there’s one piece of hardware that Giannis will be working towards moving forward. This early exit in the playoffs will only make Giannis hungrier to get better and improve to lead his team to a championship. I believe that Giannis will win at least one championship in his career. It’s just a matter of when in my opinion. Once he can add a consistent jump shot, some more one-on-one isolation moves in the half court, and some post game work, Giannis will truly be unstoppable. One last thing for NBA fans across the globe to remember, Giannis will turn 26 in December, so he has yet to enter his prime as NBA player. Giannis is just getting started.
In the meantime, check out this recap of his MVP season below: