Kevin Love opens up about LeBron James losing MVP to Giannis Antetokounmpo

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Kevin Love shared his thoughts on LeBron James losing the MVP award to Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The star forward of the Cleveland Cavaliers said Antetokounmpo deserved the award, but can’t understand how James received only 16 first-place votes.

“He’s like, ‘I probably wouldn’t have won it. But I deserve more first place votes,’ which I believe is true. And I think a lot of people would agree with that. Giannis, OK, he won the MVP for sure. Yeah. But I don’t think anybody’s debating that, but he deserved more first-place votes.

But he, almost like Jordan The Last Dance. I watched it again when I got back here. I had the seven days (of quarantine). And he was like, anything that he could reach out and be like, ‘OK, I’m going to use that and be pissed off.’

And Bron even said he’s pissed off. So he’ll just use that as your motivation. And Bron never needs more motivation. But he finds a way to spring that out as much as he can,” Love said about Lakers star LeBron James, via Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.

Antetokounmpo won the MVP award for a second straight time.