After an exciting victory on Monday at a 15-point playoff for the Game 4 against Orlando Magic, Mike Budenholzer, the coach for Milwaukee Bucks couldn’t contain the excitement that came with it.
While he delivered this breaking news to Giannis Antetokounmpo, the reigning MVP, he jumped atop the table as he was surrounded by coaches and players in the game locker room. A day after, the NBA made an official announcement stating that Antetokounmpo has been named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2019-20.
On Tuesday, Antetokounmpo commented, stating that whenever your coach brings the team together to talk about something post the game, its either about someone who has messed up things or about somebody who did something good.
He also said that he kept looking around to check whether someone did something because he was sure that his performance brought no complaints about the day. Antetokounmpo bagged the award by a landslide with 75 votes bringing him to the first place from a total of 100 broadcasters and sportswriters. In total, he managed to earn 432 points.
For the NBA MVP 2018-19, he is the 5th player to bag both these honors during his career as he joined in with Hakeem Olajuwon, Kevin Garnett, David Robinson, and Michael Jordon.