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Nigerian Basketball Stars Arike & Giannis Clinch WNBA And NBA Most Valuable Players Award

What an incredible time to be a Nigerian in the United States as Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo clinched the NBA playoff finals MVP award The Nigerian-Greek superstar scored a whopping 50 points in the final game that sealed their triumph over Pheonix Suns

However, Arike Ogunbowale also claimed the WNBA MVP prize after her spectacular display for Dallas Wings

Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the NBA’s most valuable player after helping Milwaukee Bucks clinch their first title since 1971.

Nigerian Born Basketballer, Giannis Antetokounmpo Helps Club To Win Their First NBA Title In 50 Years

The 26-year-old scored a staggering 50 points as the Eastern Conference outfit defeated Phoenix Suns 105-98 in the playoff finals.

Giannis, who was born to a Nigerian parent became the youngest player to win the NBA Finals MVP after Kawhi Leonard did so at the age of 22 in 2014.

However, the Bucks star is not the only player of Nigerian descent who was celebrated at the end of last season as Arike Ogunbowale of Dallas Wings was also voted the WNBA MVP of the finals.

They join the likes of Akeem Olajuwon who won the award in 1994 and 1995 as well as Nneka Ogwumike, the WNBA MVP recipient in 2016.

 

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