Giannis Antetokounmpo Was The Clear MVP Frontrunner In A Poll Of 70 Media Members –

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(via the trade union newspaper)

When Adam Silver banned the NBA indefinitely, the MVP camera beeps before takeoff.

Everyone knows it was a race with two horses between LeBron James and Giannis Antetokunmpo, and for the coronavirus pandemic Bron had a large acreage.

But in a new survey, conducted by 70 media representatives, Jiannis takes a solid leadership position.

(on ESPN)

In a poll of 70 media representatives on the competition, Antetoccunpo clearly led the MVP vote with 60 votes out of a possible 70 for first place to widen the gap to James, who had an equal advantage over the rest of the field.

A great start for Antetokounmpo and James, but also for Dallas Maverick prodigy Luca Donsik and Houston Rockets star James Harden, who all four received their first votes in the first edition of this poll in December. Since then only Antetokunmpo and James have managed to keep up the pace.

The news shouldn’t surprise anyone. Jiannis has made an absolute jump this season with an average of 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.8 assists of 54%.

Bax has been the best team in the NBA this season, with the best record and has dominated opponents at an impressive level.

Meanwhile, at the age of 35, LeBron managed to remain an elite. He helps bring the Lakers to the championship, which is out of proportion to his brilliant attack and defence repertoire.

But this is clearly not enough to give him an advantage in the MVP discussions.