Giannis third-youngest to win MVP since 1980

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Giannis Antetokounmpo joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the second Milwaukee Bucks player to win the Most Valuable Player award. The award was announced on Monday at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

At just 24 years old, Antetokounmpo became the third-youngest player to win MVP over the past 40 seasons, behind Derrick Rose and LeBron James. The native of Athens, Greece, is the fifth player born outside of the United States to win the award.

Antetokounmpo received 78 of the 101 possible first-place votes. Houston’s James Harden came in second with the other 23 first-place votes. Every voter had either Antetokounmpo or Harden No. 1 or No. 2 on their ballot.

Oklahoma City’s Paul George came in third, followed by Denver’s Nikola Jokic and Golden State’s Stephen Curry.

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