The NBA has named Giannis Antentokounmpo as the 2019-2020 Most Valuable Player.
MVP!! MVP!!— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) September 18, 2020
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the 2019-20 Kia NBA MVP!! pic.twitter.com/3oSuWxPgY1
Giannis spoke with reporters via video conference from Athens, Greece after the announcement was made, where he thanked his teammates…
“I want to thank my teammates…for giving it everything they got with me. This award would not be possible without them.” pic.twitter.com/Z9iKuBAvFx— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) September 18, 2020
…and also addressed the possibility of him staying in Milwaukee after his current contract is up after the 2020-2021 season.
“I’ve been encouraged my whole career in Milwaukee. We’ve gotten better each year and I know that Milwaukee has great people that view every year the same way I do.” pic.twitter.com/RJovHjylp7— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) September 18, 2020
Giannis is eligible for a supermax contract, which the Bucks could sign him to during the next offseason. Otherwise, he would become an unrestricted free agent after the next season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s trophy case getting a little less spacious.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Bucks star has secured his second straight MVP.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo has won his second consecutive MVP award, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 18, 2020
Antetokounmpo led the Bucks to the NBA’s best regular season record with 56 wins and 17 losses. The Greek Freak led the Bucks with 29.5 points per game to go along with 13.6 rebounds and more than 6 assists.
If confirmed, Giannis would join Michael Jordan (1988) and Hakeem Olajuwon (1994) as the only three players to win both Defensive Player of the Year and MVP in the same season.