Nikola Jokic Wins Back-to-Back NBA MVP Award
Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic has officially been voted as the NBA‘s Most Valuable Player.
ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski has been told by sources that a formal announcement will come from the league later this week. This season, The Joker averaged a career-high of 27.1 points and 13.8 rebounds per game. He also averaged 7.9 assists, the eight highest in the NBA. Jokic also became the first player in the history of the league to hit 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists. With his second consecutive MVP win, Jokic has also become the 15th player in the NBA to win the award multiple times and the second player to go back-to-back after Milwaukee Bucks‘ Giannis Antetokounmpo won it in 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Jokic’s win caused some fans to think that Philadelphia 76ers‘ Joel Embiid should have won the award. Many took to Twitter to express that Embiid was “robbed” considering Denver lost to the Warriors in the first round and Embiid’s team is still in. Take a look at some of the responses below.
Elsewhere in sports, Max Verstappen recently won the inaugural Miami Grand Prix.
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