Giannis Antetokounmpo LeBron James
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This is the second straight Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award for Giannis Antetokounmpo, who becomes the 12th player to earn the honor in consecutive seasons.

Antetokounmpo received 85 of 101 first-place votes and earned 962 total points from a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters as well as the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award fan vote.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James received the other 16 first-place votes and finished in second place with 753 points. Houston Rockets guard James Harden (367 points) finished in third place.

This video shows the NBA players reaction to Antetokounmpo receiving the Maurice Podoloff Trophy: