Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo won the NBA MVP award last season—his second consecutive trophy—but former NBA center Kendrick Perkins, now an ESPN analyst, believes that it should’ve been Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James’ achievement (via “First Take”).
Perkins insists again and again that James was “robbed” of the award last season—and he might have a point.
Both Antetokounmpo and James put up ridiculous numbers last season in the strangest NBA season we’ve ever seen due to the coronavirus-spurred lockdown and the NBA’s bubble in Orlando, Florida.
The Bucks forward averaged 29.5 points with 13.6 rebounds—both career-highs—to go along with 5.6 assists per game last year. He shot 55 percent from the field and averaged his lowest minutes per game (30.4) since his rookie season.