Chris Mannix: Giannis is the best player in the NBA


Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated says that the NBA's best player is Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks.

"When I look at my MVP ballot, it's Giannis," said Mannix. "It's razor-thin, because there are so many talented players."

His reasoning? "Milwaukee is the top team in the East. There's no bigger disparity between the top player on the team and the second-best player. Who's Milwaukee's second-best player?"

Antetokounmpo was named a Team Captain for the NBA All-Star Game in February. He also won the NBA's Most Improved Player award in 2016-17.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Selected as Team Captain for 2019 NBA All-Star Game

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