NBA Most Valuable Players In 2019 Who Took The Game To The Next Level
The NBA is a celebrated male-dominated basketball league that is loved by many people worldwide and recognized in the North of America.
It is composed of 30 teams that battle it out in the basketball court to prove to the world that they are the best.
As the teams give all they have got, individual efforts cannot go unrecognized. Top ballers like the legendary Michael B Jordan who is a six-time all-star NBA MVP award winner, Shaquille O’Neil, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James, have been voted in the best in the game.
In 2019, there was a battle of the titans when the Golden State Warriors battled against the Toronto Raptors Roster and Stats. Toronto Raptors beat the Warriors to clinch the title as the season ended.
24-year-old Greek player Giannis Sina Ougko Antetokoumpo was crowned KIA NBA MVP. He became the first runner up in defensive player of the year 2019.
The Milwaukee Bucks point small forward has risen to score all high average points from last year.
With an A-class average of 29.7 points, 14.3 rebounds, 6.8 assists and, 1.5 blocks on every game which by far no one has hit that average put him on the top of his game as the season ended.
On the podium, he delivered a heartfelt speech thanking his teammates, coaches and attributed his success to his father who died of a heart attack in 2017.
In his speech, he said, “I want to thank my dad. Obviously you know he is not here with me.
Two years ago, I had the goal in my head that I’m going to be the best player in the league and I’m going to do whatever it takes to help my team win and I’m going to win the MVP.”
Former Toronto Raptors and recently signed small forward/shooting guard for the Los Angeles Clippers was the Golden boy in 2019 dovetailing Toronto Raptors to their first-ever victory in franchise history in the NBA championships.
Nicknamed “the claw”, Kawhi boasts for being a three-time all-star with two All-NBA first-team selections.
After the victory, “the Klaw” was crowned NBA most valuable player for his outstanding and remarkable performance.
He won his first NBA finals MVP of the year in 2014 with an average of 17.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.7 steals. In this same year, he also won the NBA Defensive player.
Kawhi led the Toronto Raptors to a well-deserved victory against the Golden State Warriors in 2019. Their outstanding performance was later said to be an all-time great NBA playoff performance.
At the end of the playoffs league season, he had garnered a total of 736 points. This positioned him with the very best LeBron James who had 748 points in 2014 and big baller Michael Jordan with 759 points in 1992.
Kahwi, later on, got signed by the Los Angeles Clippers on the 10th of July 2019 for a three-year, $103 million contract.
2019-2020 Race For The KIA NBA MVP Award
It is a gruesome task in selecting the best of the best. Upcoming rookies like Trae Young, Luca Doncic, all-time heavy hitters like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Jimmy Butler, Kevin Durant and many more are also assessed because only one winner will be crowned KIA NBA most valuable player 2019-20.
There are other top players who are on the radar because of their game.
Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets
Jokic aka “The Joker” has proved himself to be worthy of the most competitive award in the NBA.
He finished fourth in the 2018-19 playoffs which were his first.
Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
He finished in sixth place in the 2018-19 playoffs.
Lillard is one of the best point guards in the game. It is, therefore, up to the Trail Blazers to up their game in the West to make him get MVP.
Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota Timberwolves
Towns have proven his leadership skills and prowess so far this season.
This is a fact his coach, Ryan Saunders can back him up on this.
With Kyrie Irvin scoring 50 points in their previous game, Town was the man to watch.