“Nikola Jokic, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid”: Stan Van Gundy reveals his top 5 MVP contenders, snubs out Stephen Curry and DeMar DeRozan

Advait Jajodia
|Published 15/01/2022

Former NOLA coach Stan Van Gundy picks The Joker, LeBron James, KD, The Greek Freak, and Joel Embiid as his current top 5 picks to win the 2022 MVP honors.

The 2021-2022 NBA season is as entertaining as we expected it to be. And the MVP race can’t be any closer than it already is. Several players around the league have been playing at an All-Star and All-NBA level, but only a few of them are currently in the conversation to win the Maurice Podoloff Trophy.

Several many former legends, analysts, coaches, and players around the league have been giving their two cents on their favorite for the prestigious honor. Former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy too decided to join in on this conversation and list down his top 5 picks for the MVP trophy.

SVG took it to his Twitter and mentioned his top 5 players, in order – Nikola Jokic, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid.

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Stan Van Gundy reveals why he selected LeBron James, Giannis, and the others over the likes of Stephen Curry and DeMar DeRozan, among others

Leaving out some big names like Stephen Curry, DeMar DeRozan, Ja Morant, among others, came as a shock to many. However, Gundy took out the time to give his justifications for specific players’ inclusion and exclusion from the list.  


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According to the recent-most NBA MVP ladder, the top 5 players are – Giannis, Jokic, KD, JoJo, and DeMar. This season, we definitely are witnessing some incredible individual basketball by some of the game’s greatest.

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia

Being a two-time national-level basketball player, NBA surely had my attention from a very young age. At age 20 now, I aspire to share the knowledge I gained over 11 years with fellow basketball-lovers through my articles!

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