Giannis Antetokounmpo is the favorite to win the 2021 Finals MVP (+130 at Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill).
The also two-time League MVP is averaging more than 30 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists per game in the Finals.
If the Milwaukee Bucks forward maintains those averages and wins the MVP of these Finals, he would join Hakeem Olajuwon (1995) as the only players to win the Finals MVP with figures of 30-10-5, according to ESPN Stats. & Info.
The only player to win the Finals MVP after losing the series is Jerry West (1969) Giannis hopes to join Kobe, Shaq, MJ, Bird, Wilt and Russell as the only players to win a Finals MVP or MVP in three consecutive seasons.
The ‘Greek Freak’ has dominated the first four games of the NBA Finals and his big nights have led the Bucks to tie the best-of-seven series 2-2 against the Phoenix Suns.
Antetokounmpo is one of four players, along with Hall of Famers Rick Barry, Allen Iverson and Shaquille O’Neal, who have scored at least 100 points in their first three NBA Finals games. He also went with more than 40 points and 10 rebounds in each of the first two games against the Suns.
In Game 3, Antetokounmpo attacked relentlessly. He made 17 free kicks for himself, compared to 16 for the Suns as a whole.
To top it off, Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton have combined for 227 points in this final series, the second-most by a duo in their first 4 NBA Finals games of all time behind Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in 2012. (237), according to Elias Sports Bureau.