Lately, the number of excellent recorded monthly about Nigerians both home and abroad is applaudable, a new one on the list is that of Giannis Antetokounmpo who was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award at the 2019 NBA Awards ceremony.
It was reported that since Antetokounmpo started the season with classy performances for the Milwaukee Bucks, he has always been seen as the ideal candidate for the award. The “Greek Freak”, as he’s commonly called, led his team to the Eastern Conference Finals, averaging a total of 27.7 points in the season.
He was in contention for the award against other big players, including James Harden. In the balloting for the award, Antetokounmpo took first place after receiving 941 points and 78 first-place votes, while Harden finished second with 776 points and 23 first-place votes.
Watch the 24-year-old’s tearful acceptance speech below: