2020 NBA AWARD SEASON

The Final 2020 NBA MVP Ladder

Was Giannis Antetokounmpo or LeBron James this year’s deserving MVP? And is there another name we’re overlooking?

Brandon Anderson
May 13 · 12 min read

TIER IV — THE HONORABLE MENTIONS

10. Chris Paul, Oklahoma City Thunder

9. Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat

TIER III — BALLOT-WORTHY IN A LOADED YEAR

8. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers

7. Kawhi Leonard, Los Angeles Clippers

6. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets

TIER II — THE WORTHY RUNNERS UP

5. Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers

4. Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks

3. LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

2. James Harden, Houston Rockets

TIER I — THE ONLY CLEAR WINNER

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks

2019–20 NBA MVP BALLOT

1. Giannis Antetokounmpo
2. James Harden
3. LeBron James
4. Luka Doncic
5. Anthony Davis

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