Serbian basketball player Nikola Jockicpivot of the Denver Nuggetswas chosen as the winner of the “MVP” award for best player of the NBA regular season for the second consecutive year, according to the “ESPN” network on Monday, May 9.
Jokic won the Greek vote Giannis Antetokounmpoof the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Cameroonian Joel Embidof the Philadelphia 76ers, and the decision will become official this week, says ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, one of the best-sourced journalists in the NBA.
The Serbian center had a average of 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game in the regular season, confirming himself as one of the most dominant players in the American league.
Despite the loss of Jamal Murray, the Nuggets managed to get into the playoffs as the sixth seed in the Western Conference, before falling in the first round against the Golden State Warriors.
Jokic, 27, is the 14th player in the history of the NBA able to win the MVP more than once.
He chained two consecutive player of the year awards and succeeds Antetokounmpo, who took it in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.