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Is Giannis Antetokounmpo the best player in the East?

Has Giannis Antetokounmpo been better than LeBron James this season? Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports

Giannis Antetokounmpo's controversial, game-winning shot to beat the New York Knicks on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden was the latest highlight in a season filled with them. At age 22, the Greek Freak has made the leap from promising young talent to MVP contender.

Just how good has Giannis been?

Is the unique Greek the best MVP candidate in the East, ready to compete for the trophy with Russell Westbrook, James Harden and LeBron James?