Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic wins first NBA MVP award

Seven years ago, the Denver Nuggets used the 41st pick in the NBA draft on an unheralded center from Serbia. On Tuesday, Nikola Jokic became the sixth international player to win the NBA's MVP. "To be honest, I didn't even think about being in the NBA," Jokic said on TNT's...
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Nikola Jokic wins 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award

NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 — Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić is the recipient of the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the 2020-21 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, the NBA announced today. With the first Kia NBA MVP Award of his career, Jokić becomes the first player to earn the honor...
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Steph receives second-most first-place votes for MVP

Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic was the runaway winner of the 2021 NBA MVP award, but voters also managed to acknowledge the stupendous season that Steph Curry put together. The Warriors' guard finished in third place in the MVP voting with 453 total points, but received the most first-place...
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NBA awards 2021: Complete list of winners for MVP, Coach, Rookie of the Year and more

With the NBA playoffs in full swing, the standout figures of the 2020-21 season are starting to receive some hardware for their performances. The NBA is announcing the winners of its major awards through the postseason coverage on TNT, naming who will take home the MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year.
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Here’s why Derrick Rose got shocking first-place MVP vote

Nikola Jokic took home the NBA’s MVP award on Tuesday, but Derrick Rose still can claim fan-favorite status. The veteran Knicks guard surprisingly received a first-place vote in the 2020-21 award voting, account for all 10 of his points in the standings. That vote reportedly came via consensus fan vote, according to the Associated Press.

Serbian group chat to be 'on fire' after Nikola Jokic named Kia MVP

The text group chat chimes incessantly with emojis, congratulatory notes, jokes and even some trash talk “every time someone has a good game” among the six active Serbian players currently populating the NBA, according to Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic. So, you could imagine the thumb power at play in...
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Nuggets star Nikola Jokic named NBA MVP

Denver Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic has been named the NBA MVP, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. In turn, Jokic has become the lowest draft pick in NBA history to take home the coveted award. Jokic was utterly dominant all year as the Nuggets finished with the 3rd-best...

Embiid finishes distant 2nd to Jokic in MVP voting

As expected, Joel Embiid’s injuries prevented him from becoming the first Sixer to win NBA MVP since Allen Iverson in the 2000-01 season. Embiid finished a distant second to Nuggets star Nikola Jokic in MVP voting. Stephen Curry came in third. Below are the full results:. Embiid averaged 28.5 points...
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NBA News: Nuggets' Nikola Jokic Wins NBA's MVP Award

Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets had a rough night on Monday, losing Game 1 to the Phoenix Suns 122-105. However, on Tuesday, Jokic and the Nuggets got some great news. According to Shams Charania of The Atheltic, Jokic has won the NBA's MVP award. The Tweet from Charania can...
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Steph Curry finished 3rd in MVP voting

The 2020-21 NBA MVP votes are in, and while Steph Curry did not win the award for the third time in his career, the face of the Golden State Warriors franchise did finish third. It’s Curry’s highest MVP finish since he unanimously won the award during the 2015-16 season. Curry...

Kia MVP Ladder: Nikola Jokic finishes No. 1 among pack of contenders

The email inbox swelled with incredulity the day Nikola Jokic rose to the top spot in the Kia Race to the MVP Ladder for the first time. That took place back near the end of March, and since then, Jokic only strengthened his case with virtually every performance. “He’s kind...

Westbrook earns one 3rd-place vote for MVP

Nikola Jokic won the 2021 NBA MVP award in convincing fashion, earning 91 first-place votes to become the latest draft pick (41st overall) to win the award in league history. As the full ballot was released, Russell Westbrook appeared to get a small bit of recognition for his play this season. He received one third-place vote, which resulted in an 11th place finish ahead of players like LeBron James and James Harden.

NBA playoffs 2021: Which star was the MVP of the first round?

The opening round of the NBA playoffs is complete. And what a finale it was: a LA Clippers' clutch Game 7 performance against Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks sent Kawhi Leonard, Paul George & Co. to a Western Conference semifinals meeting with the Utah Jazz. Before the Clippers and...

NBA MVP 2021: Jokic, Embiid, or Curry?

The NBA regular season is a wrap. It’s now time to recognize the best and select the recipient of the 2021 NBA MVP award. ‘Tis also the season in which battle lines are drawn in anticipation of arguably the best two words in sports entertainment: playoff basketball. Fans will don the jerseys of their favorite team and nigh swear temporary enmity to everyone and anyone not rocking their colors. Two of the three MVP frontrunners’ jerseys are still being sported in the playoffs.

Kia MVP Ladder: No slowing down Nikola Jokic as season nears its end

Decisions await the Denver Nuggets as the regular season winds down and we head into next week’s State Farm NBA Play-In Tournament. Nikola Jokic wants to play, while Nuggets coach Michael Malone prefers to take a more measured approach. “Nikola and I have been together for six years,” Malone explained...