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Giannis Antetokounmpo wins MVP at the 2019 NBA Award

By PerfectKickz | 28 June 2019 | 144 views | 0 Comments

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been crowned the NBA's most valuable player.
Antetokounmpo,the first Greek NBA all-star and also nominated for Defensive Player of the Year. Because of his size -- 6-feet, 11-inches, 242 pounds -- and athleticism, Antetokounmpo is known as the "Greek Freak." He joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who won three times, as the only Bucks players to earn MVP honors, according to a news release from the team.
Antetokounmpo,of the Milwaukee Bucks,gave a heartfelt speech thanking his coaches, teammates and his father, Charles, who died in September 2017 of a heart attack, according to the NBA's website.
"I want to thank my dad. Obviously, you know, he's not here with me. Two years ago, I had the goal in my head that I'm going to be the best player in the league and I'm going to do whatever it takes to help my team win and I'm going to win the MVP," he said.
"Everyday that I step on the floor, I always think about my dad and that motivates me, that pushes me to play harder and move forward."
Antetokounmpo's coach, Mike Budenholzer, also won NBA Coach of the Year.

 Take a look at the picks in the 2019 NBA Draft below.

1. Zion Williamson (Pelicans)
2. Ja Morant (Grizzlies)
3. R.J. Barrett (Knicks)
4. DeAndre Hunter (Hawks)
5. Darius Garland (Cavaliers)
6. Jarrett Culver (Timberwolves)
7. Coby White (Bulls)
8. Jaxson Hayes (Pelicans)
9. Rui Hachimura (Wizards)
10. Cam Reddish (Hawks)
11. Cameron Johnson (Suns)
12. PJ Washington (Hornets)
13. Tyler Herro (Heat)
14. Romeo Langford (Celtics)
15. Sekou Doumbouya (Pistons)
16. Chuma Okeke (Magic)
17. Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Pelicans)
18. Goga Bitadze (Pacers)
19. Luka Samanic (Spurs)
20. Matisse Thybulle (Sixers)
21. Brandon Clarke (Grizzlies)
22. Grant Williams (Celtics)
23. Darius Bazley (Thunder)
24. Ty Jerome (Celtics)
25. Nassir Little (Trail Blazers)
26. Dylan Windler (Cavaliers)
27. Mfiondu Kabengele (Clippers)
28. Jordan Poole (Warriors)
29. Keldon Johnson (Spurs)
30. Kevin Porter (Cavaliers)
31. Nicolas Claxton (Georgia)
32. KZ Okpala (Heat)
33. Carsen Edwards (Celtics)
34. Bruno Fernando (Hawks)
35. Marcos Louzada Silva (Pelicans)
36. Cody Martin (Hornets)
37. Deividas Sirvydis (Mavericks)
38. Daniel Gafford (Bulls)
39. Alen Smailagic (Warriors)
40. Justin James (Kings)
41. Eric Paschall (Warriors)
42. Admiral Schofield (Wizards)
43. Jaylen Nowell (Timberwolves)
44. Bol Bol (Nuggets)
45. Isaiah Roby (Mavericks)
46. Talen Horton-Tucker (Lakers)
47. Ignas Brazdeikis (Knicks)
48. Terence Mann (Clippers)
49. Quinndary Weatherspoon (Spurs)

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