Giannis Takes NBA MVP

Jonathan Grant | June 25th, 2019

Giannis Antetokounmpo was officially named NBA MVP on Monday night, beating out James Harden and Paul George in order to become the third youngest in the last 40 years to win the award. In doing so, he became the fifth player born outside of the United States to take those honors, and he did so by grabbing 78 of the 101 first-place votes to win it in a landslide.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Greek Freak’s season included him being an All-Star captain as well as leading his Milwaukee Bucks past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2001. He averaged 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds over the course of the season, becoming the first since Shaq to pull that feat off. Luka Doncic took home Rookie of the Year, keeping up the European theme.

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