Nikola Jokić


Nikola Jokic had Spurs Twitter in frenzy after MVP interview

On Wednesday, Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic took home the NBA MVP award for the second straight season. His season stats of 27.1 points 13.8 rebounds, and 7.9 assists per game is surely deserving of the accolade. Jokic was presented the award by the NBA on TNT crew, and when he was asked by Ernie Johnson who he models his game after, one of the names Jokic mentioned was San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan.
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Nikola Jokic accepted his MVP award at a horse farm in Serbia. Prayers up for Joel Embiid

Has there ever been a less hyped back-to-back NBA MVP Nikola Jokic? Well, the list looks like this ... So the answer is no. There has never been a more under-the-radar back-to-back NBA MVP than the Denver Nuggets’ center. Part of that is his position—a big in a small man’s NBA. Part of that is his team—a perennial also-ran. But mostly it’s because Jokic doesn’t seek the spotlight like many of his peers, as evidenced by his 2022 MVP acceptance ceremony which went down on Wednesday ... at a horse farm … in Serbia.
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Nuggets' Nikola Jokic wins NBA MVP for second straight year, tops Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo for award

Nikola Jokic has won the 2021-22 NBA MVP award, taking the league's top individual honor for the second consecutive year, the league announced Wednesday night. Jokic received 65 of a possible 100 first-place votes and received a total of 875 points, topping Joel Embiid's 706 total points and Giannis Antetokounmpo's 595 total points. Jokic's back-to-back MVP awards match the feat accomplished by fellow finalist Giannis Antetokounmpo during the 2018-19 and '19-20 seasons. The third finalist, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, has never won the award.

Nuggets season in review: Nikola Jokic

It was another historical season for Nikola Jokic, who averaged a career-high 27.1 points and 13.8 rebounds per game in 74 regular season games. Jokic averaged just under his career-high 8.3 assists per game as he averaged 7.9 dimes per game, which is still pretty remarkable. Not only did he score the ball at will, but he did so with ease as Jokic shot 58.3 percent from the field, 33.7 percent from beyond the arc, and 81 percent from the free-throw line.

Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic celebrated his second MVP just as he promised: “With some music and some beer”

It’s not hard to see why two-time reigning MVP Nikola Jokic prefers the quiet and calm of his hometown: Sombor, Serbia. Seated in front of an idyllic, lush green setting, with ample trees and no one to bother him, Jokic dutifully navigated his MVP conference call Thursday, his last team duty before unplugging into a well-deserved offseason.