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Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2019-20 NBA MVP

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after he scored against the Orlando Magic during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts after he scored against the Orlando Magic during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)(Ashley Landis | AP)
Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 10:13 AM CDT
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MILWAUKEE (WSAW) - Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019-20 NBA Most Valuable Player.

Antetokounmpo is the 12th player in NBA history to win back-to-back MVP awards. He is also only the second player ever to win multiple MVP awards and the Defensive Player of the Year award.

Giannis was named the MVP over James Harden (Houston Rockets) and LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers).

“We are extremely grateful to witness Giannis earn the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award for the second consecutive season and send congratulations to him and his family,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst. “Giannis is an elite player and this historic achievement is a testament to his superior work ethic, character and determination to improve every day. He is a special player and an even better person, which makes it that much more gratifying that he is again recognized as our league’s MVP.”

“What Giannis does for our team on both ends of the court, every night, is extraordinary,” said Bucks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer. “As a teammate, he sets the bar for all of us through his incredible work ethic, his unselfishness and his drive to be the best. He impacts all of us as a player and a person, and we’re proud to congratulate him once again on being named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player.”

The 25-year-old averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game.

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