NBA MVP – Nikola Jokic and his second MVP award
Nikola Jokic is the Denver Nuggets’ big man, and he has just been named their most valuable player — twice. He has earned a second Most Valuable Player award by his teammates, who voted to give him the honour. Is there anything better than having your teammates acknowledge your worth and not only once but two times? Let’s take a look at who Nikola Jokic is and why he fully deserves the recognition he is getting.
Who is Nikola Jokic?
As a child, he developed an interest in basketball at a young age—and it turns out that other Jokic family members were also interested in sports: his father played professional volleyball, while his brother is a professional volleyball player as well as a member of the Serbian national team.
Jokic began playing basketball when he was seven years old; before long, he was playing for the youth team at KK Mega Vizura Belgrade.
At age 18, he made his debut with KK Mega Vizura’s senior team—and then went on to play professionally with them from 2012-2016! In 2016 he moved to the United States to play with the Denver Nuggets; since then they’ve won two Western Conference championships and one NBA championship (2020).
His first MVP award
Nikola Jokic’s first MVP award was announced on Thursday, May 22nd, 2020. The Denver Nuggets star has been named the league’s Most Valuable Player for the 2020-2021 season. This is a big achievement for Nikola Jokic as he was awarded this award for his outstanding performance throughout the season. He played in all 82 games and averaged 28 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists per game. He also led his team to getting 52 wins out of 82 games which is a great achievement for Nikola Jokic and his team.
The second one
The NBA MVP award is one of the most prestigious in the world of sports, and this year, Nikola Jokic has been awarded with it for the second time.
The Nuggets’ center is only 24 years old, but he’s already made quite a name for himself in the league. His first MVP award came in his rookie season; this year, he was named first-team All-NBA. He’s averaged 19 points and 12.7 rebounds per game this season, while leading the Nuggets to a 54-28 record.
“I am very thankful for all the support from my teammates, coaches and fans,” said Jokic after receiving his award on Tuesday evening. “This award is special to me because it shows that my hard work paid off.”
Jokic has also been selected to play on the World Cup team representing Serbia this summer; he’ll be joined by fellow Denver Nugget Paul Millsap on the roster.