Greek-based Nigerian NBA star, Giannis Antetokounmpo wins Most Valuable Player Award for second straight season

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Greek-Based Nigerian NBA star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who plays for Milwaukee Bucks basketball team in the US, has been named the Most Valuable Player Award for second straight season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

The 25-year-old star is now the third player in league history to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, joining only Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon.

He is also the 12th player in history to win the NBA’s MVP award twice in a row.

The basketball player who was born in Greece to Nigerian parents, Charles and Veronica Antetokounmpo, beat out James Harden of the Houston Rockets and LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers to win the award.

Antetokounmpo earned 962 total points from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters as well as the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award fan vote, while Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James finished in second place with 753 points, and Houston Rockets guard, James Harden finished in third place with 367 points. 

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