Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo has been named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second successive season.
He becomes only the third player, after Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon, to earn the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year award in the same season.
Antetokounmpo, 25, received 85 of the 101 first-place votes and earned 962 points in the voting.
Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James was second on 753 points.
Houston Rockets star James Harden was in third with 367 points.
“Michael Jordan, one of the best players who’s ever done it, if not the best,” said Antetokounmpo, speaking from Greece.
“Hakeem, a guy that I look up to, he came from where I’m from, Nigeria, where I have roots.
“Just being in the same sentence with them, that means a lot to me.” (BBC)