Giannis Antetokounmpo still does not want to be called the MVP. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo is now a two-time NBA MVP, but he doesn’t want to hear that title.

Last year, Antetokounmpo made headlines when he asked Bucks fans to stop referring to him as the MVP until he won it a second time. As of Friday, he now has, but he still doesn’t want to hear it. His reason this time? He hasn’t won a championship.

Giannis is keeping his eye on the prize. If he’s using this as motivation to pursue his next goal, that’s certainly not a bad idea. After all, at this point, a championship is really the only major honor that has eluded him in his young NBA career. That’s part of why the Bucks’ playoff exit after posting the NBA’s best record was such a disappointment.

The star forward also had some positive news for Bucks fans about his future with Milwaukee. Those fans should be excited about the fact that Antetokounmpo is both motivated and saying all the right things.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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