The 2022 MVP title joined Nikola Jokic with basketball legends such as Jordan, Johnson, and Abdul Jabbar. Should he become the 2023 MVP, his name will stand with Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, and Bill Russell as a player who won three consecutive MVP titles.
Since he was drafted in 2014, Jokic has kept making history. According to different sources, he is now also a holder of the NBA’s largest-ever contract — a five-season, $264 million contract.
To all those who’ve been following his career, this is no surprise given his constant progress through the seasons. He finished 2020/2021 with a season average of 26.4 points, making it to 27,1 in 2021/2022.
In addition to all this, Jokic became the first player to score 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 500 assists in a single season. His success led to coming first in MVP votings, receiving as much as 75% of the casted ballots,
There’s no doubt Jokic will keep hitting the headlines with his achievements in seasons ahead. His casual, down-to-earth character has already won the hearts of fans across the world, and there are surely great things waiting for him in the future.