According to Adrian Voinarovsky of ESPN, Denver Nuggets Great man superstar Nikola Jokic received his second consecutive MVP award.
Voinarovsky says an official announcement is expected later this week. It’s a strange time to drop the MVP news on Monday morning, but it’s nonetheless surprising to know that Jokic has definitely won the MVP. Jokic joins some elite campaign as he is only the 13th player in NBA history to win an MVP in consecutive seasons. The rest of this list includes: Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Steph Curry, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Karim Abdul-Jabar, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Tim Duncan, Steve Nash and Janto.
Jokic beat Atetokunmpa and Joel Embiid for the award and was more than deserved after his historic season. Jokic not only led the exhausted Nuggets in the postseason, but also became the first player in NBA history to score 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in one season (statistics provided by our own Ryan Blackburn).
It was not just that, as Jokic also averaged 27.1 points and 13.8 rebounds per game. According to those figures, Jokic also paid 7.9 assists per game as he continued his last year’s MVP season with an even better year in 2021-2022.
Congratulations to Jokic, who went down in history not only with the Nuggets, but also with the NBA!