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Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by NaijaCelebrity: 9:50am On Jun 25, 2019
Son Of Former Nigerian Basketball Player, Charles Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP award

Giannis Antetokounmpo the son of former Nigerian association football player, Charles  Antetokounmpo  beat out Paul George of Oklahoma City and James Harden of Houston, who won last year.

Antetokounmpo was a resounding winner. He received 941 points and 78 first-place votes in the balloting — 165 points more than Harden.

Harden finished second with 776 points and 23 first-place votes.

"MVP is not about stats and numbers, and obviously James Harden had unbelievable numbers and Paul George also, but obviously it’s about winning," Antetokounmpo said backstage. "We created great habits throughout the season and were able to stick by them, and that’s why we were able to have a chance in every single game we played and were able to win 60 games."

The show had an international flair, with three international players besides Antetokounmpo winning.

Antetokounmpo averaged 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds while earning All-NBA first-team honours this season, his sixth with the Bucks. He led the franchise to the best record in the regular season and the Bucks reached the Eastern Conference finals.

Tears rolled down his cheeks as Antetokounmpo thanked his mother Veronica and brothers in the audience at Barker Hanger. He credited his late father for pushing him toward his goals and his teammates and coaching staff for their help.

"We started from nothing as a family," he said, "and we are going to be in every stage that we can be as a family."



Source: https://gidifeed.com/son-of-former-nigerian-basketball-player-charles-antetokounmpo-wins-2019-nba-mvp-award/

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by Magnifico2000: 10:18am On Jun 25, 2019
Nigeria has lot it. Everyone is trying to leave this country.
He even changed his name to atetokounmpo instead of Adetokunbo. Our past and present leaders have failed us.
God help us.

So the passport officers made a mistake in speaking his name and he continued bearing that name. It is fine. I wonder what my Greek name would be.

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by omoakin505: 10:18am On Jun 25, 2019
best of it man

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by LisaAnne(f): 10:18am On Jun 25, 2019
congratulations

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by TruthNigeria(m): 10:18am On Jun 25, 2019
Ok
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by mimilogistics: 10:18am On Jun 25, 2019
Great guy; keep making Nigeria proud smiley

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by martineverest(m): 10:18am On Jun 25, 2019
Adetokunbo has been greek-cised to ' antetokounmpo' just because of greeek citizenship....na wao

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by LisaAnne(f): 10:18am On Jun 25, 2019
congratulations

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by driand(m): 10:18am On Jun 25, 2019
cool
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by Nobody: 10:18am On Jun 25, 2019
Nigeria Amaka

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by HumanHairLovers(f): 10:18am On Jun 25, 2019
Ehya see as bobo fine



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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by rusher14: 10:18am On Jun 25, 2019
Adetokunbo.
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by Birminghamvirgo(m): 10:19am On Jun 25, 2019
conqratz man buh how to pronounce DAT name

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by ItuExchange(m): 10:19am On Jun 25, 2019
Congrats! Abi, what do you want me to say?
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by martineverest(m): 10:20am On Jun 25, 2019
Birminghamvirgo:
conqratz man bug how to pronounce DAT name
Adetokunbo

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by crazyABO(m): 10:20am On Jun 25, 2019
Lol Nigerians like to attach sha grin his not Nigerian by birth just by blood tongue if he was in Nigeria he wouldnt have probably won that, when everything is about favoritism angry

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by Trabelsi10(m): 10:20am On Jun 25, 2019
Ok

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by Nobody: 10:21am On Jun 25, 2019
mimilogistics:
Great guy; keep making Nigeria proud smiley

Always claiming. Who respect Nigeria? People are shamed of this zoo country, so is Giannais. Have you ever heard him utter Nigeria? SMH

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by rusher14: 10:21am On Jun 25, 2019
crazyABO:
Lol Nigerians like to attach sha grin his not Nigerian by birth just by blood tongue

Until he's arrested in Greece then you'll see how quickly the international media would call him Nigerian.

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by BanevsJoker(m): 10:21am On Jun 25, 2019
rusher14:
Adetokumbo.
It was misspelled on his Greek passport I think. Rather than correct the name, he chose to keep it.

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by Luckydabull(m): 10:21am On Jun 25, 2019
Yeah u made us proud keep it up ✊

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by Starboytwo(m): 10:22am On Jun 25, 2019
Yeah I was there live


2 years ago I said to him, Tokunbo you have to work hard,if you do na you get this balon d'or, Ronaldo and messi don dey grow, neymar no serious, mbappe na only run him Sabi and pogba, hmmm forget that one....

Now I have been vindicated, tears of joy are flowing all over my body....

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by seyilabi(m): 10:22am On Jun 25, 2019
True Nigerian spirit, am really or rather almost moved to tears and happy for you. kudos.

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by iheartellah(m): 10:22am On Jun 25, 2019
Magnifico2000:
Nigeria has lot it. Everyone is trying to leave this country.
He even changed his name to atetokounmpo instead of Adetokunbo. Our past and present leaders have failed us.
God help us.
lolz bro it was a Greek on his German passport.
Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by Nobody: 10:22am On Jun 25, 2019
He for kukuma carry Greek surname than to insult us with that remix of Adetokumbo,

what the hell is "Antetokounpo" in Greek angry


Congratulations to him, He'd have been a BEAST if he he could shoot beyond the paint

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019 NBA MVP Award (Photos) by rusher14: 10:22am On Jun 25, 2019
BanevsJoker:

It was misspelled on his Greek passport I think. Rather than correct the name, he chose to keep it.

It wasnt misspelled.

The Greeks adopted them (his family) and they decided to spell it the way it is written in Greek.

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