With 35 games under the Milwaukee Bucks’ belts, the team’s superstar is not slowing down. At this point, the 2018-19 NBA Most Valuable Player award is Giannis Antetokounmpo’s to lose, even if he won’t admit it.
Asked @Giannis_An34 if the fourth quarter MVP chant that broke out at Fiserv Forum was the loudest he's ever heard.— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) December 30, 2018
Giannis: (smiles) You know, uh, I try to, you know, block it out.
Me: It was pretty loud.
[Ziller - SB Nation] Giannis Antetokounmpo is totally going to win NBA MVP: "this award is totally going to Giannis Antetokounmpo. He has every ingredient on the MVP shopping list. Giannis is one of the purest talents in the league. He’s young and getting better. This is the… pic.twitter.com/fY06Biyn0F— Milwaukee Bucks (@MiIwaukeBucks) December 27, 2018
Giannis has a positive net rating of 10.7 and an effective field goal percentage of 60.1%. Even better, he’s the only player in the history of the NBA to average at least 28 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists (per-36 minutes). He’s otherworldly.
Antetokounmpo’s plethora of skills include ball-handling, passing, fancy footwork, rebounding and defense. Basically, everything besides outside shooting.
With the Bucks off to a great start to the season and the Greek Freak yet to hit his full stride, fans are in for an awesome 2019. Let’s kick it off by checking out why Antetokounmpo is deserving of the 2018-19 NBA MVP award: