Giannis Antetokounmpo wins second straight NBA MVP award
Giannis Antetokounmpo's historic year earned him a historic awards sweep. A person with knowledge of the situation says the Milwaukee forward is the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league is not announcing the award until Friday afternoon.
The 25-year-old Antetokounmpo becomes just 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.
Antetokounmpos' numbers this season were unprecedented, with averages of 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. Nobody had ever averaged those numbers over a full season; Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor both had seasons where they topped Antetokounmpo's averages for points and rebounds, though both fell just...