Antetokounmpo is closely followed on the NBA MVP odds by James Harden, who sits at +225, while Paul George lags at a distant +5000.
Klay Thompson wasn't among the 15 players named to one of the three All-NBA teams Thursday and the Golden State Warriors guard was none too pleased. Jokic and Walker are the two first time members of an All-NBA team.
Antetokounmpo, who is almost seven-foot tall and known as the "Greek Freak", and Harden were both unanimous first-team selections.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the first Bucks player to earn First Team honors since Sidney Moncrief following the 1982-83 season. The deal would kick in for the 2021-22 season and would be the largest contract in National Basketball Association history. He became just the ninth player in National Basketball Association history to average at least 25.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.
The only disappointment came when it was revealed that Rockets forward P.J. Tucker was not named to the first or second team All-Defense Team.
Lillard was selected as an NBA All-Star for the fourth time in his career and was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending March 31. "But whatever. I'd rather win a championship than be on All-NBA".
In the video above, Thompson, who earned third-team recognition in 2015 and 2016, was clearly miffed when learning Walker received more votes than he did.
Walker was the final selection but all that matters is that he made it.
Had Klay made an All-NBA Team, he would have been eligible for a supermax contract from the Warriors, worth up to $221-million over five years. The Milwaukee Bucks can offer him a five-year deal that would be the largest contract in National Basketball Association history.
One reporter asked for Thompson's opinion on how he felt about how selection in such teams can affect players' contract value so drastically.
The All-NBA teams were unveiled on Thursday and Klay Thompson was nowhere to be found.
Meanwhile, LeBron James, who missed the playoffs after moving to the Los Angeles Lakers, fell to the Third Team, alongside Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Rudy Gobert, and Kemba Walker.
One of the most important days of the NBA calendar happened Friday (NZT) as the All-NBA Teams were announced. That means he wouldn't be able to catch Bryant and James' longevity mark until 2028.
Green however, didn't mind being part of a stud-like second team, which had him joining Thompson, Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors, Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, and Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans.