By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The weekly review of NBA MVP contenders ranked Giannis Antetokounmpo in the top position. The Greek Freak topped the Kia MVP Ladder for the third week in a row and fourth time overall since the start of the 2021-22 NBA Regular Season.
Antetokounmpo, 27, went all the way to capturing the NBA MVP award in 2019 and 2020. In 2021, he missed the three-peat but was instead named Finals MVP leading the Milwaukee Bucks to the second NBA championship in franchise history.
Powering the Bucks to the convincing win versus the Golden State Warriors and fellow MVP contender Stephen Curry build a strong case for staying on top of the MVP Ladder. He produced his 28th career triple-double and third of the season behind 30 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. As for his performance through the season, 28.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game shape his effort.
The 2021 MVP, Nikola Jokic follows second in the 2021-22 MVP Ladder. He has yet to rank first so far this season. Curry has enjoyed five top rankings and former teammate Kevin Durant has grabbed first place the remaining three weeks.
Kia NBA MVP Ladder
1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
2. Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
3. Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets)
4. Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers)
5. DeMar DeRozan (Chicago Bulls)
6. Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
7. Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies)
8. Chris Paul (Phoenix Suns)
9. LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers)
10. Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz)
11-15. Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Luka Doncic (Dallas Mavericks), James Harden (Brooklyn Nets), Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls), Fred VanVleet (Toronto Raptors)
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