Nikola Mirotic, in the footsteps of Tiago Splitter and Arvydas Sabonis

The Barcelona power forward, MVP of the season, could become the third player to win this award and the best player in the final in the same season.


Last summer, Nikola Mirotic decided to leave the NBA parked because he wanted to "fight for things" again. “In Europe there is more competition. In the NBA the style of play is more individual, it passes through the star of the team, and the year is very long, "acknowledged the Spanish-Montenegrin in his presentation with Barcelona, who threw the house out the window to sign him.

Mirotic has so far met expectations. Elected MVP of the regular phase of the Endesa League with the support of players, coaches and the media (in the popular vote, he was second, behind Facundo Campazzo), the power forward is the favorite to win the best award player of the final if Barcelona scores the title. Pesic gave him rest in two games (against Retabet Bilbao and Iberostar Tenerife), but he is the third highest scorer of the Valencia finals (16.5 points) and the fourth in valuation (19.3). Although he has missed these two games, he is the second player who has scored the most points (66), only behind Brandon Davies (69) .

Mirotic was the best in the ACB 2012-13 course, but it has never been one of a final. What's more, no player who will fight for the title this afternoon has succeeded. In 2013, when Pogdorica's man played for Real Madrid, the white team conquered the League, but the MVP of the final went to Felipe Reyes.

Since Tiago Splitter, no player has been the MVP of the regular season and the Endesa League final in the same course. The Brazilian achieved it in 2010, just before heading to the NBA (signed by San Antonio Spurs), in the last title of Baskonia, the 2 + 1 League of San Emeterio that, a few days ago, turned a decade old.

There is only one other case since the award for best player of the season began in 1992. It was Arvydas Sabonis in 1993-94. The Lithuanian giant averaged that season with Madrid 17.8 points and 11.3 rebounds for a 29 rating and in the final against Barça he went to 21.3 points and 16.3 rejections (35 rating) .

There will be a popular vote for the MVP

.The best player in the Endesa League final will be chosen from the fans and the media, as happened in the Copa del Rey. Followers who want to participate in the election of the MVP Movistar must do so through the official application of the ACB in the section intended for it (MVP Movistar). They must select a player from the 24 in the minutes (12 per team) and only one vote per device is allowed. Diego Galdámez, director of companies of Telefónica, will present the award to the successor of Campazzo.



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