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Shaq Slams MVP Decision on Jokic’s Face: “Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Deserved It!”

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In a stunning turn of events, Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic snagged the coveted NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. But not everyone is celebrating. Former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal (Shaq) has come out swinging, claiming that the real MVP was none other than Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (SGA).

A tweet by ClutchPoints captures Shaq’s strong feelings: “@ClutchPoints ‘I felt [SGA] deserved it… The fact he has to start all over next year and try to win it again… hopefully he uses this to motivate him to win a championship.’ Shaq on Nikola Jokic winning MVP over Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.”

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Shaq’s comments ignite a conversation about the always-debatable MVP race. Let’s delve deeper into his statement, explore the arguments for both Jokic and Gilgeous-Alexander, and analyze the potential impact on the young Oklahoma City star.

Shaq’s Discontent: A Case for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

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Shaquille O’Neal clearly believes Shai Gilgeous-Alexander deserved the MVP award. While he doesn’t elaborate on his specific reasoning, his statement suggests he might be impressed by Gilgeous-Alexander’s statistical leap and leadership of a young, up-and-coming Thunder team.

Jokic’s Reign Continues: A Look at His Accolades

Nikola Jokic, the reigning MVP for the past two seasons, has cemented his status as an elite player. His dominance in rebounding, passing, and overall floor leadership is undeniable. His ability to elevate the entire Denver Nuggets team is a strong argument for his MVP win.

Statistical Showdown: Jokic vs. Gilgeous-Alexander

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While Jokic boasts a higher triple-double average and rebounding numbers, Gilgeous-Alexander shines in scoring efficiency and steals. Ultimately, statistics alone don’t tell the whole story. However, they provide a starting point for evaluating a player’s impact on the court.

Impact Beyond the Box Score: Leadership and Team Success

Both Jokic and Gilgeous-Alexander are impactful leaders, albeit in different ways. Jokic elevates his teammates through his playmaking and unselfishness. Gilgeous-Alexander, on the other hand, leads by example with his scoring prowess and ability to take over games.

Shaq’s comments could serve as a source of motivation for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The idea of being “snubbed” could fuel his desire to prove himself and lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to even greater heights next season.

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