Get Over It: Giannis Deserves MVP Over LeBron

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Thinking LeBron was the MVP over Giannis is as ridiculous as thinking LeBron is better than Jordan.

Thinking LeBron was the MVP over Giannis is as ridiculous as thinking LeBron is better than Jordan.
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The outrage is comical.

Almost as funny as when Millennials/Generation Zers spin their false narrative that LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan.

It just isn’t true.

And neither is the idea that James deserved the NBA MVP trophy over Giannis Antetokounmpo and, somehow, LeBron was robbed.

That wasn’t close.

It’s a regular-season award. It has nothing to do with the postseason that is currently underway. It doesn’t matter that Antetokounmpo’s Bucks are home, out of the playoffs prematurely, and James’ Lakers are still in.

Hello, that’s why they give out a Finals MVP. The awards are different.

Stop with the feelings and get with the facts.

Giannis put together a season suitable for framing. It was that complete and powerful. He averaged 29.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists. He also shot a ridiculous 55.3 percent from the field.

It was good enough for Giannis to win back-to-back MVPs, joining only 11 others in league history to accomplish that.

Not only was he an offensive machine, but a defensive warrior as well. Last month, Antetokounmpo won the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award.

Giannis joins Michael Jordan (1987-88 season) and Hakeem Olajuwon (1993-1994 season) as the only players to win the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards in the same season.

It is an amazing accomplishment for Giannis, who is just 25 years old.

By the way, his efforts allowed the Bucks (56-17) to have the best record in the NBA this season.

And while James played well in his second season in L.A. (averaging 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 10.2 assists), he just wasn’t

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