by on June 25, 2019

Greek basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the 2019 NBA's Most Valuable Player (MVP). Nicknamed the "Greek Freak", the 24-year-old Milwaukee Bucks player on Monday got 78 first-place votes, well ahead of the 23 received by fellow MVP finalist James Harden of the Houston Rockets.

"Two, three years ago, I had the goal in my head, that goal [was] to be the best player in the league," a tearful Antetokounmpo said at the packed awards ceremony in Santa Monica, California.

"I'm going to do whatever it takes to win and I'm going to win MVP. And every time I step on the floor, I think of my dad, and that motivates me to play harder and move forward when my body is sore," he said, referring to his late father whom he credits for his hard work ethic. Giannis Antetokounmpo is the third youngest player to win the NBA's Most Valuable Player in forty years.











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