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Column: 9 things we know to be true about sports in 2020, including the Sportsperson of the Year and women breaking barriers everywhere

The two-minute warning for 2020 has arrived, and with one month remaining in the worst year ever, here are nine things we know to be true.

The 60-game baseball season was too short to produce a viable candidate. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the MVP of the NBA season, saw his chances flame out in the playoffs, and the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup with no real superstars. The obvious choice may be Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, but the one sports figure who truly put his stamp on this pandemic-marred year was someone who didn’t even play. When you look back at 2020 years from now, you’ll no doubt think of former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan.