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[BREAKING] Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins Kia NBA Most Valuable Player | 2019 NBA Awards 06/24/2019



it was the hi-c Ali I finish force myself is very bustling Street competitive I just lost a cup I see myself as the first sign like me the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League begins Friday July 5th at 3 p.m. Eastern watch us on NBA TV we welcome you back to the 2019 NBA awards presented by Kia please welcome the only six-time NBA MVP Hall of Famer and all-time leading scorer Kareem abdul-jabbar [Applause] [Applause] the Greek Greek a nickname that is as utilitarian as it is accurate Jennison tentacle poo was born to Nigerian parents in Athens Greece in December of 1994 he didn't really pick up a basketball until he was 11 years old seven years later the Milwaukee Bucks made him the 15th pick of the 2013 draft not bad for a kid who once had to share his had to share the family's only pair of basketball shoes with his older brother nearly seven feet tall with the skills and speed of a guard Jonas is the first Greek NBA all-star and he continues to pick off my records in Milwaukee one by one yes I know what it's like to live in Wisconsin with a very unique name by averaging more than 25 points 10 rebounds and 10 assists per game this season Janice just Janice became just the night player in NBA history to average 25 10 and 5 over the course of a season and he's only getting better here's a look at on 10 take on pool in action takubo has to be a strong consideration for most valuable player at a very high low he's having his Messier he's doing it for the team with the league's best record when it comes to the MVP discussion this year he is at the top of a lot of people's like to present this year's Sega's strong for the star of HBO's insecure Issa Rae and two-time WNBA MVP from the Los Angeles Sparks Candace Parker [Applause] welcome back to simple words that anyone diagnosed with cancer longs to hear they signify you beat the Beast one of the nastiest opponents the world has ever known Robin Roberts heard those magical words in 2008 and the only thing that could possibly top that moment of her life was when she fought her way to hearing them a second time Robin grew up in Mississippi the youngest of four kids born into a loving home to parents who were natural trailblazers Laurens her father was a colonel in the Air Force and a member of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen the first all-black fighter squadron and the US military her mother [Applause] her mother Lucy Marian also broke new ground as the first african-american chair of the Board of Education in the state of Mississippi a star basketball player at southern Louisiana University Robin set her sights on a career that women of color rarely attempted let alone succeed at she entered the male-dominated world of sports journalism early on she and craig sager would cross paths to highly talented and unique personalities and what was in a very cookie cutter field each enjoying the others climb up a ladder of success by 2007 Robin Roberts was one of the most recognizable faces on TV that is why I'd hurt so much when she announced she had cancer with faith and determination Robin would defeat the disease before our eyes we would all welcome her back and see her thrive for years but sometimes beating cancer can cause other issues within the body four years into her remission a second life-threatening illness would sink its claws into this beautiful and brave survivor but Robin had a secret weapon in her youth she was constantly surrounded by powerful examples of effecting change and making a difference this idea has seeped into her very bones little does she know the same moans would lead to her greatest triumph

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