Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the second successive season.
Antetokounmpo, who is Greek but has Nigerian parents, becomes only the third player, after Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon, to be named both regular season MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season.
Reacting to winning the award for a second straight time, Antetokounmpo who is currently holidaying in Athens said: “Obviously, I’m happy with this award but I always try to figure out ‘how can I get better, his can I do it again. How can I do it for multiple years to come. How can I be a champion?”’
”I’m happy, I’m grateful but how can I do it again?”
The 25-year-old forward averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists in 63 regular-season games in 2019-20.
In nine play-off games he averaged 26.7 points, 13.8 rebounds and 5.7 assists but was injured as the Bucks lost to the Heats in round two.