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LeBron on MVP voting totals: ‘It pissed me off’

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Calif. — LeBron James might have the Los Angeles Lakers just three wins away from the NBA Finals, but he has reason to be unhappy. Before the Lakers’ 126-114 Game 1 win over the Denver Nuggets to tip off the Western Conference finals, the league announced the......
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Lowe: LeBron vs. Giannis, Ja vs. Zion and the big awards debates

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Editor’s note: This column was originally published on July 24 and updated on Sept. 18 with the news that Giannis Antetokounmpo has won his second straight NBA MVP trophy. Remember the regular season? It was a thing, I swear. Here is the first part of my official NBA awards ballot......
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Giannis wins 2nd straight MVP award in landslide

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10:57 AM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has won his second consecutive NBA MVP award, the league announced Friday. Antetokounmpo joins Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Steve Nash, Tim Duncan, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Moses Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell as back-to-back MVPs.......
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Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins Second Straight MVP Award

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo will be named the 2019-20 MVP on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.  Antetokounmpo will be named MVP for the second straight year. He is now the third active player with multiple MVP awards and......
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LeBron, Giannis, Luka 1st-team All-NBA selections

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3:49 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James made history Wednesday when he was named to a 16th All-NBA team in his 17-year career, which snapped a tie with Hall of Famers Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the most......
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Sources: Bucks tell Giannis they’ll spend on cast

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In a three-hour lunch meeting Friday in Milwaukee, Bucks co-owner and governor Marc Lasry made it clear to reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo that the franchise is willing to spend into the luxury tax to deliver him a championship supporting cast, sources told ESPN. The Bucks’ payroll will be close to......
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Report: Giannis Discusses Bucks’ Future, Roster in Meeting

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Report: Clippers ‘Plan to Pursue’ Giannis in 2021

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Elizabeth Swinton The Los Angeles Clippers are among the teams that are interested in pursuing a deal for Giannis Antetokounmpo, according to The Ringer‘s Kevin O’Connor.  Antetokounmpo will become an unrestricted free agent after the 2020-21 season if he chooses......
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The Biggest Offseason Questions for Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks

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The Bucks have one season to convince Giannis to stay

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9:30 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The scream sliced through a largely empty arena and put a dagger in the Milwaukee Bucks‘ season. Giannis Antetokounmpo had been on a tear to begin Game 4 of the Bucks’ Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat, scoring......
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After Disappointing End to Inspirational Postseason, Bucks Face Big Offseason

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Rosenberg LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Milwaukee Bucks leave here as the NBA postseason’s biggest failure and proudest success, named Most Disappointing and Most Inspiring in your NBA Bubble Yearbook. The Bucks lost early but made history; we......
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Giannis Antetokounmpo on Possible Trade Request: ‘That’s Not Happening’

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Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks saw their 2019-20 season end on Tuesday night in a 103-94 Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat.  Following the defeat, Antetokounmpo, who missed the game after suffering a right ankle injury earlier in the series, was asked if he would ask for a trade......
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Giannis, AD, Gobert headline All-Defense picks

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7:14 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The top three vote-getters for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award — Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert — headline this year’s All-Defensive teams, which were announced......
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Bucks rule out Giannis for Game 5 vs. Heat

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6:09 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is inactive for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday against the Miami Heat because of a sprained right ankle. Antetokounmpo clearly tried to get himself ready for Game 5. He was on the court about two hours before......
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Bucks’ Antetokounmpo, Lakers’ Davis Highlight All-Defensive Teams

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and Lakers big man Anthony Davis highlight the league’s All-Defensive teams, which were released Tuesday. 76ers guard Ben Simmons, Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Marcus Smart round out the league’s All-Defensive First Team.  Clippers......
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Bucks avoid sweep as Giannis injures ankle

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4:30 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Milwaukee Bucks staved off elimination on Sunday, beating the Miami Heat 118-115 in overtime despite losing superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo to a right ankle sprain in the second quarter. After being fouled by Heat forward Andre Iguodala on a drive......
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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Exits Game 4 vs. Heat With Ankle Sprain

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In 3-0 hole, Giannis (ankle) ‘could play more’

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11:07 PM ET Eric WoodyardESPN No team in NBA history has ever been able to recover from a 3-0 hole in a best-of-seven playoff series. And that’s exactly what the Milwaukee Bucks now face after losing Friday to the Miami Heat 115-100 in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinals......
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Giannis Needs to Have an MVP Response to the Heat’s Swarming Defense

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Not Really the NBA MVP

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Let me first say, Giannis Antetokounmpo is a terrific player and seems to be an awesome teammate as well. However, as a great philosopher once said, there’s levels to this. And in today’s NBA, I don’t believe a player can truly be the most valuable in the league if he......

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