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Nikola Jovic makes NBA history with third MVP


Denver Nuggets’ star center Nikola Jokic has etched his name among the NBA’s elite after clinching the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award for the third time, joining a prestigious list of basketball legends.

Jokic, who previously secured the MVP title in 2021 and 2022 and was a runner-up last year, becomes only the ninth player in NBA history to win the award three or more times.

This achievement puts him in the company of icons like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six-time MVP), Michael Jordan, Bill Russell (five-time winners), and Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James (four-time winners), alongside Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and Moses Malone as three-time MVP recipients.

Expressing his gratitude, the 29-year-old Serbian remarked, “It’s a special moment I’m probably going to remember my whole life.”

In a remarkable season, Jokic averaged 26.4 points, 12.4 rebounds, and nine assists while recording an impressive 25 triple-doubles.

He also achieved the feat of surpassing 2,000 points, 900 rebounds, and 700 assists in a single regular season, a testament to his all-around dominance on the court.

The runner-up in the MVP voting was Oklahoma City Thunder’s guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, with Dallas Mavericks’ guard Luka Doncic securing the third spot.

Jokic’s outstanding performance propelled the Denver Nuggets to a second-place finish in the highly competitive Western Conference.


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