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Vote now: Who is your way too early favorite to win the MVP award in China?
BEIJING (China) - There are only 18 days remaining before the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 tips off in China. It seems like a good time to test your predicting skills about the new MVP of the event.
Five years ago, Kyrie Irving won the Most Valuable Player award in Spain, and the same award went to Kevin Durant in Turkey in 2010. If another Team USA player gets the nod in China, the nation will be tied with the former Yugoslavia with five different MVP award winners.
Ivo Daneu, Dragan Kicanovic, Drazen Dalipagic, Drazen Petrovic and Toni Kukoc have won it for Yugoslavia, with Dejan Bodiroga then triumphant for its successor, FR Yugoslavia, in 1998. USA had their four winners in Irving, Durant, Shaquille O'Neal (1994) and Kirby Minter (1954).
Who do you think will win the trophy in China? Will Giannis Antetokounmpo be the first Greek to win MVP at this event? Will Marc Gasol make sure that the Gasol brothers become the only sibling MVP winners? Can Nikola Jokic be the first MVP from team Serbia?
Give us your vote, right here, right now!