Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo was the best player in the NBA from the beginning of the year to the end of the regular season, and on Monday, he was rewarded for his tremendous season.
Antetokounmpo was named the NBA MVP at the 3rd annual NBA Awards in Santa Monica, California. Antetokounmpo edged out the league’s reigning MVP, James Harden. Paul George, Steph Curry, and Nikola Jokic rounded out the top five.
Last season, Antetokounmpo averaged 27.7 ppg, 12.5 rpg, and 5.9 apg.
After receiving the award, Antetokounmpo gave a very emotional speech.
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