With the NBA Awards season in full swing, today it was announced that the Milwaukee Bucks have a two-time winner of the Most Valuable Player award in Giannis Antetokounmpo.
It is his second consecutive win, joining a list that includes Michael Jordan, Moses Malone, LeBron James, Steph Curry, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Tim Duncan, and Steve Nash.
Not only that but he joins a super exclusive list of players that won the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year award in the same year. That list includes only Hakeem Olajuwon (1993-94) and Michael Jordan (1987-88).
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo has won his second consecutive MVP award, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 18, 2020
The Bucks underachieved in the playoffs this season, but the organization is willing to spend to get Giannis a championship team before he leaves in free agency.
For now, Antetokounmpo remains the best player in the league and can still contend.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver makes it official!!
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) September 18, 2020