“The thing that I don’t get about the MVP criteria is it changes” Bucks Giannis Antetokounmpo weighs in on NBA’s MVP award controversy
The Milwaukee Bucks superstar, Giannis Antetokounmpo, is one of the leading contenders for NBA Most Valuable Player, but it appears he doesn’t get the idea of it yet.
The MVP award is given to the best-performing player in a regular-season NBA game, selected by a panel of judges’ votes. The winner gets the Michael Jordan Trophy, previously known as the Maurice Podoloff Trophy.
Bucks GOAT Kareem Abdul Jabbar won the trophy highest six times, while the current Bucks phenomenon, Giannis, already got the honor twice, and yet he couldn’t understand the criteria on which the winner was selected.
What did Giannis Antetokounmpo say about MVP?
In a recent interview with The Athletic, the 28-year-old revealed his wonder regarding the factors upon which the MVP stands. “So, what is the MVP? Is it the guy who scores the most points? Is it the guy who’s the most efficient?” he asked. “Is it the guy who is the most dominant? Is it the guy who is the most valuable?”
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“Sometimes, the best player isn’t the most valuable player on the team. I feel like Brook is such a valuable player for our team. Like just fu******—sorry for my language — it just changes,” the two-time MVP said.
In this season, the Greek Freak has scored an average of 31.4 points with 11.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game in 55 appearances so far. He has already established his dominance on the court and is now eyeing the honor too.
In addition to him, Denver Nuggets guard Nikola Jokic and Philadelphia 76ers forward Joel Embiid is vying for the honor. Jokic, the reigning MVP, scored an average of 24.8 points with 11.9 rebounds and 9.9 assists per game in 62 appearances this season.
The third candidate, Embiid, is competing for his first MVP award and scored an average of 33.5 points with 10.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 56 appearances. Note that, the MVP won’t be limited to only considering the stats given here, but rather the overall hardwood performance that drove them to win the award.
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Can Giannis Antetokounmpo win the MVP for the third time? Who’s your choice for the MVP? Let us know your opinion in the comments.
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