Jrue Holiday says Giannis Antetokounmpo “has been MVP too much”

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Cesare Milanti

03/Apr/23 11:40


Jrue Holiday spoke about The Greek Freak’s position in the NBA Regular Season MVP race

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

During the NBA Night, Giannis Antetokounmpo provided the umpteenth great performance of the season, pushing the Milwaukee Bucks to 117-104 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Facing the MVP candidate Joel Embiid, the 28-year-old had a double-double of 33 points and 14 rebounds with 6 assists.

After the game, his teammate Jrue Holiday spoke about him being in the MVP conversation. “Antetokounmpo has been MVP too much. He’s been doing this too much, I feel like people get bored of it. It’s kind of like the LeBron James effect. LeBron has done it so many times that people think that it’s normal now. And it’s not. But Giannis makes it look so easy. The first couple years that he got it, it’s like, wow, nobody can do that, and it’s still, to this day, nobody can do what he does. He’s on the No. 1 team, not just in the East, but in the league”, the 32-year-old guard said on the Greek Freak.

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer joined him. “We certainly feel like Giannis is the MVP. Best player, with the best record, what he does on both ends of the court, the rebounding, the blocked shots, the defense, and guarding on the perimeter. He does everything: play-makes, attacks, and gets to the free-throw line. We feel like he’s in the conversation and he should be the guy”, he added on Antetokounmpo.

Finally, the 28-year-old Greek leader himself talked about this. “I was happy when I won my first two. I’m happy that for the last five years, I’m able to be in the conversation. I’m happy that I’m able to be consistent. I’m happy I’m able to help my team be great, but that’s the goal. That’s the only goal. Keep putting myself in a position to help my team be great”, he commented.

The 2x NBA MVP has been averaging 31.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 5.6 assists in the 2022-23 Regular Season, shooting 55% from the field and pushing the Milwaukee Bucks to 1st place in the Eastern Conference with the best record (56-22) in the league.

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