Giannis tops LeBron for season MVP in ESPN’s survey among media representatives

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Antigoni Zachari

23/Mar/20 18:28

The Greek Freak earned the vote of media representatives for the MVP honors of the 2019-20 season.

By Antigoni Zachari /

With the 2019-20 NBA season suspended indefinitely, ESPN conducted a survey among media representatives that cover the league in which they had to cast their votes for the season MVP. Similar to NBA’s voting system, every first-place vote counted for 10 points, seven for second place, five for third, three for fourth and one for fifth.

Giannis Antetokounmpo earned 60 of the 70 possible first-place votes to as opposed to 10 votes for LeBron James, to top him for the MVP race of the season. Giannis led the voting with 670 points and James accumulated 514.

No other players other than the Greek Freak and James received first-place votes, while James Harden received two votes for the second place with a total of 220 total points.

Luka Doncic followed Harden in the fourth place of the total votes with 171 — 19 in favor of him for the third place, 18 for the fourth and 22 for the fifth.

Nikola Jokic also made his way in the final list, receiving 18 total points, with 1 vote for the third place, 3 for the fourth and 4 for the fifth.