Giannis Antetokounmpo 'Definitely Trying To Avoid' MVP Talk

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Giannis Antetokounmpo 'Definitely Trying To Avoid' MVP Talk 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:09 am

Giannis Antetokounmpo said he is trying not to think about the MVP race between he and James Harden in the buildup to the Milwaukee Bucks hosting the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.


“I’m definitely trying to avoid it, I don’t want to think about it. I just want to do my job. We’ve got eight games left. Trying to get better, trying to improve and trying to play basketball at a high level and everything’s going to take care of itself," said Antetokounmpo.


He added that his only goal was to keep improving.


"My thought process on all of that is just to get better. That’s never going to change; I don’t care if we’re playing in the Finals or me being the MVP or whatever. It’s never going to change. It’s always about getting better. It’s worked so far, so I know it’s going to work.”

Via Matt Velazquez/Journal Sentinel

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Re: Giannis Antetokounmpo 'Definitely Trying To Avoid' MVP Talk 

Post#2 » by It Is I Folks » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:02 am

He knows James Harden has MVP locked!
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Post#3 » by IAMZOOTED2 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:49 am

It Is I Folks wrote:He knows James Harden has MVP locked!


Perhaps. But it also hella classy to stay in his lane and just keep his eyes on the ultimate prize. MVP award or not, the likelihood that Giannis is playing for a chip this year seems greater than Harden at this point. Tho, both squads have really turned it up as of late
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Post#4 » by Nightfall » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:21 am

It Is I Folks wrote:He knows James Harden has MVP locked!


Statistics tend to disagree :

https://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/mvp.html :lol:

And pretty much all Betting Sites:

https://www.oddschecker.com/basketball/nba/nba-championship/regular-season-mvp

Harden is a beast offensively, but defensive he sucks , and he gets And1 just for someone breathing next to him.
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Post#5 » by Ben Simmons » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:49 am

Even if Giannis deserves it more than Harden (because Giannis is an MVP offensively AND defensively), I want Harden to win it, because I feel Harden deserved MVP more than Westbrook when Westbrook won it - even though I understand why the triple-double average was reason enough for MVP in many people's eyes :ouch:
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Post#6 » by Cookin Baskets » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:52 am

Classy I like his attitude, he doesn't care about awards. He cares about his craft of getting better as player and as a team. He just wants to focus and not being distracted by the conversation.
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