Charles Barkley reveals his NBA MVP vote

NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley speaks during a Get Out the Vote campaign rally for Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones on December 11, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.  Jones faces Republican Roy Moore in tomorrow's special election for the US Senate.
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The general consensus in the NBA right now as the regular season draws to a close is that superstars Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic are the top two candidates for the NBA MVP award.

There has been much debate over the past few months about which of these two will win the regular-season award, with Embiid potentially taking the lead heading into the final stages.

However, NBA legend Charles Barkley has a different take, as he believes it’s up to Giannis Antetokounmpo and Embiid for MVPs.

Ultimately though, Barkley would go with Embiid from his beloved Philadelphia 76ers if he had the vote, as he said on The Dan Patrick Show.

If Jokic wins the award this year, it will be the third time in a row that he has been named NBA MVP, something that only a few players in the history of the league have been able to do, including arguably the greatest. In Michael Jordan all the time.

As Barkley points out, Embiid has never won a regular-season award, and it may be time for a change, even if Jokic is once again eligible.

Antetokounmpo, who has won two of these awards in the past, also deserves an award as the leader of arguably the best team in the league, the Milwaukee Bucks.

Finally, Embiid may get his first chance after his incredible regular season, which will also be the first Michael Jordan Trophy to his name for the five-time award winner.

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