Giannis Antetokounmpo Admits He Cares About MVP But Priority Is Championship
Although Giannis Antetokounmpo is widely regarded as the best player in the NBA and is having a historic season on the team with the best record in the league, he only placed third in ESPN’s final MVP straw poll. It has been suggested that Antetokounmpo may not be as concerned about winning the MVP award this season since he has already won two MVP awards and a championship.
“That’s a lie,” Antetokounmpo told Yahoo Sports recently. “I won’t say I don’t care. I want to compete. If you say I don’t care, it’s a lie. Do I think it’s a priority for me? No. The priority for me is to get better, to help my team win a championship, to get that feeling again.
“If God can bless me with an MVP again, I’ll take it.”
Antetokounmpo knows the conversation revolves more around Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid, to which he says, “That’s OK.”
While Antetokounmpo is not apathetic about the MVP, winning another championship remains the priority.
“I want a championship,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s the truth. The truth is the only thing that exists. I want … to win … a championship. More.”