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  • Published on Jun 25, 2019
  • NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo promised himself he wouldn’t get emotional during his acceptance speech, but once he thought about his brothers and the rest of his family, he couldn’t help himself. He also discusses his competitive attitude and how he refuses to practice with the NBA greats like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kawhi Leonard.
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Comments • 230

  • Gardy Francois
    Gardy Francois 22 days ago

    EVERY BODY INTERNATIONAL WON A AWARD UNORIGINAL LUKA SIAKAM RUBY GIANNAIS

  • hepos
    hepos 22 days ago

    μπραβο ρε Γιανναρε !!!

  • Daniel Chan
    Daniel Chan 22 days ago

    Jason Tatum, this is what you need to learn from Kobe, not how to chuck up long twos

  • Arrice Mackins
    Arrice Mackins 22 days ago

    CONGRATULATIONS Giannis Antetokoumpo MVP

  • King Phil
    King Phil 22 days ago

    I don't know if you guys realize but all the major awards went to International Players. The MVP is Greek, the DPOY is French, the ROY is slovenian and the MIP is Cameroonian.

  • keef davis
    keef davis 22 days ago

    Kawhi don't even know where Giannis is sittin at.
    Klaw MVP.

  • Super Mega Foxy Awesome Hot

    I wish KD wasn't out all next year cuz the NBA was about to be wild. It still will be wild, but if KD were playing it'd be nuts

  • Matthew Hall
    Matthew Hall 22 days ago

    Next season middleton finna have a breakout season and bucks will win a chip

  • Rare
    Rare 22 days ago

    the next goat

  • Chris B
    Chris B 22 days ago +1

    So down to earth! Happy he is on my team. I have never been more wrong about a draft pick.

  • Tej S
    Tej S 22 days ago

    All he needs to do this summer is shoot shoot shoot

  • Jordan Bledsoe
    Jordan Bledsoe 22 days ago +2

    MVP MVP MVP well deserved congratulations

  • Kez
    Kez 22 days ago +1

    Why's everyone crying in the NBA these days

  • Theo
    Theo 22 days ago +4

    floor: one of the greatest ever
    ceiling: GOAT

  • DwadeFL4SHMV3
    DwadeFL4SHMV3 22 days ago +2

    So the warriors weren’t op for the playoffs, the tankers didn’t get the #1 pick and the stat padders didn’t get the mvp. It was a good year for basketball.

    • Chano que Que
      Chano que Que 22 days ago

      You are the real MVP (Kevin Durant's voice)

  • goofball greavay group

    he cried bec he know that he's not the real mvp and won't have another chance? lol

    • K C
      K C 22 days ago

      Y u hating

  • Brandon Ingram
    Brandon Ingram 22 days ago +2

    *The Reason James Harden didn't win MVP is the Voters are James Harden Haters Fan's hate him they jump on Giannis Bandwagon when they rooting for the Rockets to win in the Western Conference finals in 2018 to beat Golden State now they hating on him it's like backstabbing someone*

    • K C
      K C 22 days ago

      Wassup BI😁

  • Will Lim
    Will Lim 22 days ago

    THE REAL MVP, GIANNIS > LEBRON

  • Domqr
    Domqr 22 days ago +1

    exactly, its about winning so all you dumbass kids saying harden avg 36 points is obviously dumb.

  • Gamer Guy Joe
    Gamer Guy Joe 22 days ago +20

    That Kobe Bryant workout Giannis had during the 2018 off-season really did something positive for himself as well as his team. I also love how he doesn’t want to workout with other current NBA Superstars as well. Giannis Antetokounmpo is a good role model for kids to have. Ladies and gentleman your 2018-2019 NBA MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo.
    #FearTheDeer 😤🦌🏀

  • Doesn't Matter
    Doesn't Matter 22 days ago +4

    NBA announces Giannis as the KIA MVP 2019

    SAS: Let me tell you why Harden is gonna win it...

  • ToysofArkham
    ToysofArkham 22 days ago

    Send Harden to the free throw line

  • So Ali
    So Ali 22 days ago +3

    Congrats and well deserved!!!!

  • Mikey
    Mikey 22 days ago +6

    What Giannis is trying to say is he prefer his team winning the championship than him winning the MVP title anytime.

  • Moe Tempah
    Moe Tempah 22 days ago +7

    Congratulations Giannis for an amazing year and giving a truly powerful speech

  • Giannis Ante34
    Giannis Ante34 22 days ago +3

    Been here since 14 real proud of this guy! Most improved and MVP now!!’

  • Geo Núñez
    Geo Núñez 22 days ago +2

    I'm glad he won but I feel like Jeremy Lin deserved it more, he was a monster in the NBA finals!

    • Tropic Mix
      Tropic Mix 22 days ago

      @parisconhelen clearly.

    • First Name Last Name
      First Name Last Name 22 days ago

      CrownMe13 did you see the mad cross over in the highlights! LOL jokes aside, he deserved it tho. He was ready if asked to step on...

    • CrownMe13
      CrownMe13 22 days ago

      He did less than nothing lol

    • parisconhelen
      parisconhelen 22 days ago

      Geo Núñez joking?

  • Devin Cheatham
    Devin Cheatham 22 days ago +5

    Don't even know why Harden even won it last year. Just another typical Traveling, Foul Call manipulating, Ball Hog.

    • House Of All Guards #datway
      House Of All Guards #datway 22 days ago

      Don't let hate cloud your judgement. He did deserve it last year but not this year

    • mango slug
      mango slug 22 days ago

      Add that he plays no defense and choked when KD got hurt

    • Eric Thibodeau
      Eric Thibodeau 22 days ago +1

      Giannis bandwagon flopper harden balls

  • christos tentes
    christos tentes 22 days ago +64

    This dude also helped all the ppl suffered from fire last year in an area called mati in Greece ! Our heart MPV and CHAMPION !

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    Giannis Antetokounmpo 22 days ago +17

    Klay coming to bucks so we can win a ship

  • Zachary Brown
    Zachary Brown 22 days ago +1

    Yes praise the Lord harden didn’t win it.

  • swag lord
    swag lord 22 days ago

    TORONTOS WALL SHOULDVE WON MVP NOT GIANNIS

    • Gamer Guy Joe
      Gamer Guy Joe 22 days ago

      swag lord stop commenting with your casual basketball opinions. Nobody cares about them at all. Then again can anyone really take what someone named “swag lord” has to say when it comes to sports? I didn’t think so.

    • DA BUCKETZ
      DA BUCKETZ 22 days ago +2

      Wtf shut up

  • Paul Bearer
    Paul Bearer 22 days ago +12

    International players are taking over the NBA

    • Chano que Que
      Chano que Que 22 days ago

      Ooooooohhh yeeeeessssss (Paul Bearer's voice)

  • VoV Sports
    VoV Sports 22 days ago +5

    Definitely deserved it, proud of him.

  • bullylife 414
    bullylife 414 22 days ago +6

    That’s what I’m talkin about. Bring that mvp 2 Milwaukee. Next year he gonna play even stronger and better. The league really needs 2 watch out 4 him next year. He will b the face of the NBA shortly.

    • Gamer Guy Joe
      Gamer Guy Joe 22 days ago +3

      Eric Thibodeau that’s an ignorant thing to say and if what you said was anywhere close to being true then The NBA wouldn’t even allow international players play at all. Giannis Antetokounmpo is the future face of the NBA so stop acting like a racist about it.

    • JasTheKariol
      JasTheKariol 22 days ago +4

      @Eric Thibodeau It's basketball. You play with your talent and skills, not your identity card.

    • Eric Thibodeau
      Eric Thibodeau 22 days ago

      If he is that will be sad he isn't even American this is a American league and sport

  • Dragonspheres
    Dragonspheres 22 days ago +17

    And still ESPN will find a way to hate on Kobe smh

  • Will C
    Will C 22 days ago +2

    mamba mentality. hell yeah giannis.

  • TB Edits
    TB Edits 22 days ago +34

    Only Stephen A Smith would hate on Greek freek TMR on first take. He would say harden should have won

    • Yvans
      Yvans 21 day ago

      Sid 4431 fuck these dudes

    • Sid 4431
      Sid 4431 22 days ago

      Skip too, he already tweeted that shit.

  • Ricardo Aguinaga
    Ricardo Aguinaga 22 days ago

    Much respect to all award winners!
    But the fans are already thinking about next season
    The nba awards are a joke for ratings.

  • Charly Fritz
    Charly Fritz 22 days ago +2

    Not even a miwaukee fan but giannis is already so good and still so young, if he develops a consistent 3 point shot he will be unstoppable, genetic freak, humble, works his ass off , plays defense, good passer, I'm glad he won. If he improves his jumper this won't be his last MVP

  • Arsenal Theo
    Arsenal Theo 22 days ago +9

    Well deserved giannis
    Congrats !💪👌
    So how can harden win it after his poor speech 👉swag 🤦‍♂️🗣😄😃😅😏

    • Eric Thibodeau
      Eric Thibodeau 22 days ago

      He speech was fine he didnt get emotional because he is humble

  • Christopher Shivar
    Christopher Shivar 22 days ago +41

    Like he said
    Not only am I a freak on the court
    I'm a freak in the sheets.
    Now he a MVP

    • Hondo
      Hondo 22 days ago

      CoKo A
      Go on YT and search up “Giannis IG Live” and it will most likely come up. His girlfriend gets all embarrassed when he said it😂

    • First Name Last Name
      First Name Last Name 22 days ago

      CoKo A must have been to him in private behind closed doors....

    • CoKo A
      CoKo A 22 days ago

      When he say that LMAO

  • thatfatguy
    thatfatguy 22 days ago +14

    28ppg 58% shooting
    12.5 rebs
    6 asts
    1.5 blks
    1.5 stls
    36ppg 44% shooting
    6.5 asts
    7.5 rebs
    2 stls
    .7 blks

    • Eric Thibodeau
      Eric Thibodeau 22 days ago

      @Giannis Antetokounmpo wow go back to school idiot it says .7

    • nabil chowdhury
      nabil chowdhury 22 days ago +1

      thatfatguy yea but harden has a 41% usage rate or was it 43%. Either way, if Giannis, KD, Kawhi, Lebron, Kobe, D Wade, Steph, Jordan, etc had that much of a usage rate, they puttin up those same numbers. Shit MJ already put up better numbers MULTIPLE times with a usage rate that was WAY lower.

    • Anson ong
      Anson ong 22 days ago

      pretty obvious at this pt giannis shldve win and he did

    • Kique
      Kique 22 days ago

      @Giannis Antetokounmpo .7 blocks! aka 7/10 of a block per game.

    • Jeffrey Vences
      Jeffrey Vences 22 days ago

      @Giannis Antetokounmpo He put
      .7 not 7

  • Steph Curry
    Steph Curry 22 days ago +137

    Yall screamin harden when Giannis led his team In blocks , rebs , steals, and points 2 be the focal point and anchor on both offense and defense while having the best record in the league and making it to the conference finals... With better FG% , less fouls and less turnovers

    • DeluxSL
      DeluxSL 22 days ago

      Steph Curry you also forgot less usage rate and playing time

    • DeluxSL
      DeluxSL 22 days ago

      Eric Thibodeau you act like harden shoots midranges too

    • Presi Dave
      Presi Dave 22 days ago

      @VoV Sports 😂😂😂

    • Skip Payless
      Skip Payless 22 days ago

      Brandon Ingram same can go for Harden every year in the playoffs since the 2012 finals against the Heat.

  • BGOOD2 Life
    BGOOD2 Life 22 days ago

    The NBA's fake Most Valuable Player. Giannis Antetokounmpo. Just an opinion.

    • Eric Thibodeau
      Eric Thibodeau 22 days ago

      True

    • BGOOD2 Life
      BGOOD2 Life 22 days ago +2

      @Randy G you forgot to add "Serious Hater"

    • Magic Man
      Magic Man 22 days ago +9

      Take your L with your opinion lmao.

    • Randy G
      Randy G 22 days ago +13

      Yeah it's the wrong opinion hater

  • pendletondrew
    pendletondrew 22 days ago +22

    After watching his speech...so happy for this guy and even happier that Harden didn't get it. I was happy for Harden last year until I watched his speech and he seemed arrogant and unappreciative whereas Giannis understands how great an honor it is.

  • Goat Man Goat Man
    Goat Man Goat Man 22 days ago +138

    No bullshit I'm glad that stat padder ain't win... No respect for coming back in a game during a blowout to extend a goofy ass 30pt game streak then lie like it don't matter smh...

    • Jay Money
      Jay Money 22 days ago +4

      Facts smh I thought it was lame af of him to lie about it

    • Skip Payless
      Skip Payless 22 days ago +3

      W

    • Jay #24
      Jay #24 22 days ago +6

      Goat Man Goat Man Real talk

  • Coco Federer
    Coco Federer 22 days ago

    恭喜 但可愛是最好的😁

  • Elijah Blackshear
    Elijah Blackshear 22 days ago +189

    My man took a breath before he said kawhi lmao he looking for reeeeveenge

    • rtms tana
      rtms tana 22 days ago +1

      Hes an 24 yo mvp.Hes got time to get revenge on everybody.Hell come better next season

    • Angie Natoyn
      Angie Natoyn 22 days ago +2

      Kawhi's a proud father

    • Kareem Supremee
      Kareem Supremee 22 days ago +9

      Cass 4:52

    • Cass
      Cass 22 days ago +2

      When?

    • Expired Ξ
      Expired Ξ 22 days ago

      @Reborn what

  • Thanongrit Suriyarungka
    Thanongrit Suriyarungka 22 days ago +113

    The new face of this league
    This guy will conquer the world with this attitude
    A true champ
    People's champion

    • Thanongrit Suriyarungka
      Thanongrit Suriyarungka 22 days ago

      @tyler tremblizy yeah kawhi in the middle of his prime and mostly players at the peak or later part of their prime
      Exposed Giannis at his first real attempt as a contender that last summer wasn't even considered as a contender

    • tyler tremblizy
      tyler tremblizy 22 days ago

      @Thanongrit Suriyarungka Kawhi and the Raptors Exposed Giannis dont @ me

    • tyler tremblizy
      tyler tremblizy 22 days ago

      He's not a Champion WTF you on boy?

  • PROTXS EMF HEALTH
    PROTXS EMF HEALTH 22 days ago +95

    SO GLAD Harden didn't win!

    • Lil Guap
      Lil Guap 22 days ago

      One thing I respect about the Greek freek is that he is gonna take that loss from Kawhi and make him a better player and person from it

    • Free Kodak
      Free Kodak 22 days ago +1

      Eric Thibodeau Down syndrome fuck

    • DKM Thegoat
      DKM Thegoat 22 days ago +3

      Eric Thibodeau he obviously does he cried after they were knocked out of the playoffs

    • Eric Thibodeau
      Eric Thibodeau 22 days ago

      @DKM Thegoat yep he is the true MVP but he doesn't care about trophies

    • DKM Thegoat
      DKM Thegoat 22 days ago +5

      Eric Thibodeau oooooh must be a harden fan😂😂😂😂

  • D WADE IS THE GOAT
    D WADE IS THE GOAT 22 days ago +20

    One the most humble human beings ever

    • Tropic Mix
      Tropic Mix 22 days ago

      @MambaReturn 2481 he may not have cured cancer but these athletes INSPIRE kids with cancer, ever heard of make a wish foundation??? Unlike you, I guarantee you haven't ever done a fucking thing to benefit anyone, just a waste

    • ViRuZ __
      ViRuZ __ 22 days ago +3

      @MambaReturn 2481 this dude went from selling cds in greece to being at the top of the nba what are you even talking about??

    • Gamer Guy Joe
      Gamer Guy Joe 22 days ago +2

      MambaReturn 2481 you seemed triggered, offended, and hurt all at once all because what someone said about Giannis said is very true. Giannis Antetokounmpo is very humble so idk why you got offended to the point like someone stole your girl or something. I guess you just can’t handle the truth at all. Might want to just stay off the internet from now on if you can’t handle the fact that Giannis is indeed a humble person. And nowhere did they say anything about Giannis that made it sound like Giannis “cured cancer” so idk why you got offended about them saying he’s humble for.
      #StopComplainingForNothing

    • Twilight_ Kevin
      Twilight_ Kevin 22 days ago +1

      @MambaReturn 2481 Worry about yourself old man

  • Azariah Greer
    Azariah Greer 22 days ago +93

    MVP MVP MVP congrats my man you deserve it no doubt. Now get that's finals MVP and bring a championship in the 414.

    • Hammad Mahmood
      Hammad Mahmood 22 days ago +1

      As a bucks fan I hope he gets the bucks the championship one day

  • Michael D
    Michael D 22 days ago +1

    Harden was robbed the 3rd year nothing new

    • Michael D
      Michael D 22 days ago

      @Zach1120 His defense hasn't sucked actually & he averaged 34 PPG on 44% FG & 35% 3P vs GSW. get off the hate bandwagon

    • Zach1120
      Zach1120 22 days ago

      @Michael D you obviously don't watch him play then, because his defence sucks. Not to mention (and I know it's a regular season award) he disappears during the playoffs

    • Michael D
      Michael D 22 days ago

      @Zach1120 Harden defense isn't even bad...look up Harden improved defense on Google because Harden was great at playing post defense & locking up big man like Blake Griffin. i'm tired of Harden hate

    • Zach1120
      Zach1120 22 days ago

      @Michael D Giannis lead his team to the best record in the league. First time they got 60 wins since Kareem was there. Giannis also played defence. So well he was also nominated for DPOY. Harden's defence is a joke. Anymore you need to add?

    • Michael D
      Michael D 22 days ago

      @Zach1120 Yes he did averaging 36 PPG on the 4th seed Rockets while carrying the team to 14th seed from 4th seed while CP3,EG & Capela missed alot of games. I will give Harden the credit he deserves,he was snubbed & It's that simple

  • Kobe Is The Goat
    Kobe Is The Goat 22 days ago +5

    My MVP!💯🐐🦌🏆😎

  • Bryson BullsFan
    Bryson BullsFan 22 days ago +22

    Shoulda also won DOPY tbh

    • Lincoln Ramey
      Lincoln Ramey 21 day ago

      @nabil chowdhury good point

    • skip1837
      skip1837 22 days ago +1

      FACTS

    • nabil chowdhury
      nabil chowdhury 22 days ago +6

      Jordan B good choice but I think it should’ve been Giannis as well. Gobert is the elite rim and paint protector, PG is the elite perimeter defender, Giannis was elite at both.

    • Jordan B
      Jordan B 22 days ago +7

      Nah that Award should've gone to PG13

  • Milwaukee Quel G
    Milwaukee Quel G 22 days ago +1

    Let's Goooooooooooooo

  • YungNando
    YungNando 22 days ago +15

    Good job maan I wanted harden to win it but u deserve especially how many times u led this team

    • Eric Thibodeau
      Eric Thibodeau 22 days ago

      @Jeffrey Vences are you stupid giannis averaged like 8-10 free throws a game I was watching him in the playoffs and he shot like 20

    • Long Nguyen
      Long Nguyen 22 days ago

      @Jeffrey Vences Harden is also #1 ball hog. See how much better Rocket looks with cp3 running the point.

    • Jeffrey Vences
      Jeffrey Vences 22 days ago

      @BryanisSmart Not really. James Harden is a one way player. Only offense. While averaging 12 free throws a game. Take all those free throws away and he doesn't average 36 ppg.
      Giannis is a force on both ends of the court. Besides that, yea his jump shot is not the best but then again he is still able to dominate. Which is much more impressive than living at the free throw line and flopping all the damn time.

    • BryanisSmart
      BryanisSmart 22 days ago

      @Jeffrey Vences you're definitely smokin something. James and Giannis were both deserving of this award

    • Jeffrey Vences
      Jeffrey Vences 22 days ago +3

      Harden don't deserve any MVP's

  • Super Nintendo
    Super Nintendo 22 days ago +2

    Wth. Smh. THIS IS HARDENS AWARD.

    • Zach1120
      Zach1120 22 days ago +1

      Nope

    • Tropic Mix
      Tropic Mix 22 days ago

      @Super Nintendo not even close, both of those guys played defense 🤡🤡

    • Παναγιώτης Γαλιγαλίδης
      Παναγιώτης Γαλιγαλίδης 22 days ago

      @Super Nintendo lmao what Giannis was a beast in the first 2 rounds while harden was like a different player, anyway, this is a regular season award and it should be given before the playoffs to avoid talking about players' performance there

    • mango slug
      mango slug 22 days ago

      Super Nintendo Harden is Jordan level? Lmfaooo 🤡

    • DA BUCKETZ
      DA BUCKETZ 22 days ago

      Cry

  • Big drew
    Big drew 22 days ago +357

    This dude send all his money to Greece to his family once and walk to arena. now he’s an mvp and about to get $200 million contract next year happy for him

    • Yawnnnz Ingg
      Yawnnnz Ingg 22 days ago

      Double it for him 400

    • Giorgos Barber
      Giorgos Barber 22 days ago

      Just cause Greece taxes are fucked he's gonna get the 60 precent of the money

    • Hank Moody
      Hank Moody 22 days ago +1

      He really sent his first rookie money home and had to walk to the arena for practice.

    • Timothy Thomas
      Timothy Thomas 22 days ago

      Big drew tbf walking at his height is like running at top speed for most of anyone else

  • hüřŕïćăñə ķäťŕìňâ

    But he did get emotional.

  • TheGamingCube
    TheGamingCube 22 days ago +48

    Gonna win a championship next year

    • nerd in steeple run !
      nerd in steeple run ! 17 days ago

      Bucks in 5

    • tyler tremblizy
      tyler tremblizy 22 days ago +1

      "Kawhi Laugh" hahahaha....

    • bullylife 414
      bullylife 414 22 days ago +1

      Jethro Matas man kawhi can barely play 55 games. He is no where near on giannis level. Giannis mvp and finished in the top 3 in voting in defense. Kawhi was no where 2 b found in either of those categories.

    • Jethro Matas
      Jethro Matas 22 days ago +1

      Not on Kawhi's watch!