Winning MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, puts Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, at the age of 25, in an exclusive club with Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. But Giannis' theme for the offseason and next year remains getting better.
The 25-year-old Antetokounmpo becomes just the third player in league history to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, joining only Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon.
NBA: Bucks reach second round of playoffs after triggering shutdown, Lakers snap playoff win drought
Milwaukee Bucks were scheduled to play Wednesday afternoon, but the team decided not to take the court to show their frustration over the police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, along with other acts of racial injustice.
NBA: Reigning champions Toronto Raptors' Nick Nurse voted NBA Coach of the Year for another 50-win season
Nurse, who led Toronto to their first title last year in his rookie season, was a runaway winner, receiving 90 first-place votes from a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.
With NBA games indefinitely on hold, there has been a lot of discussion about post-season possibilities — including by coaches around the league.
Despite Monday's defeat, there’s still a chance Milwaukee Bucks could be able to make a case as the most dominant team in league history in one regard — margin of victory.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Giannis Antetokounmpo grabs 30 points in Milwaukee Bucks' Game 2 trouncing of Toronto Raptors
Giannis Antetokounmpo grabbed 30 points and 17 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks never trailed on the way to a 125-103 victory over the Toronto Raptors.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Bucks finish sweep of Pistons for first series victory since 2001; Jazz stave off elimination with win
The Milwaukee Bucks wiped away 18 years of frustration on Monday by beating the Detroit Pistons 127-104 to complete a four-game sweep of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.
NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo scores 27 points as Bucks down Rockets; Nets overcome 19-point first-half deficit to beat Hawks
Milwaukee's NBA Most Valuable Player contender Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points to lead the Bucks to a hard-fought 116-109 victory Wednesday over reigning MVP James Harden and the Houston Rockets
NBA: Mike Budenholzer's Bucks rout Hawks for 5th straight victory; Knicks snap 8-game losing streak with win over Lakers
Budenholzer's Milwaukee Bucks rolled to a 33-point halftime lead and coasted to a 144-112 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night for their fifth straight victory.
NBA: Kawhi Leonard's career-high 45 points inspires Raptors to comeback win; Bucks continue impressive run by beating Pistons
Kawhi Leonard excelled, making all seven of his field goal attempts in the third quarter as he scored 19 points in the period and the Raptors — who trailed by two at halftime — pulled away.
NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo will hope that moving to new arena helps Milwaukee buck trend of Round 1 exits
The Milwaukee Bucks will be playing their games in the Fiserv Forum from this season on and will be looking to star player NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo to guide them to the playoffs and beyond.