Nikola Jokic Captures Second Straight NBA MVP Title
May 11, 2022, 4:55 PM
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DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic has earned a second straight NBA Most Valuable Player trophy to become the second consecutive international player to win two in a row.
The 27-year-old from Serbia averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists to take home MVP honors.
Now THIS is how you accept an award 😂
Nikola Jokić was at his horse stable in Serbia to claim his MVP trophy.
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Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo earned the title in 2019 and 2020.
International players finished 1-2-3 in this year’s MVP voting. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid finished runner-up and Antetokounmpo was third.