Antetokounmpo tearfully thanks his team, coach, and late father.
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Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the 2018-19 regular season Monday.Antetokounmpo beat out 2018 MVP James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George for the honor.Antetokounmpo, in his sixth season with the Bucks, averaged 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds as he led Milwaukee to the best regular season record in the league with 60 wins and 22 defeats. Antetokounmpo became the first Bucks player named MVP since 1974 when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- a three-time MVP in Milwaukee -- took home the award.Doncic averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists for the 33-49 Mavericks, compared to Young's averages of 19.1 points, 8.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds for the 29-53 Hawks.Siakam, who beat out D'Angelo Russell and De'Aaron Fox for the award, averaged 16.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in 2018-19 .
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