Reaction: Giannis Antetokounmpo wins the NBA's MVP Award

Here's how our staff (and a few other celebrities) reacted on Monday night when Giannis Antetokounmpo won the MVP award.

At the age of 24, Antetokounmpo is just the 12th player to win MVP before turning 25 and is the youngest MVP since Derrick Rose (22) won in 2010-11. This is the fourth time a Buck has won MVP and the first time since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1973-74, who also won in 1970-71 and 1971-72. Antetokounmpo joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in Bucks history to earn MVP honors.

Giannis thanked his parents during his speech, which you can watch here. Giannis also answered Kobe Bryant's MVP Challenge in less than two years.

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