Jokic Receives MVP… Riding a Horse Cart!
The NBA officially revealed this Wednesday that Nikola Jokic is the winner of the 2021-2022 season’s MVP, the ESPN series on Monday—and other US media later announced that the Nuggets star was the league’s Most Valuable Player.
The Serbian is already on holiday in his hometown, having reached the semi-finals in the Western Conference, where he was eliminated by the Phoenix Suns. There he received the news that he had been declared the Most Valuable Player in the best basketball league in the world.
Horse racing has always been Jokic’s true love, who has competed on several occasions and even highlighted that he finished a third which he is still proud of.
One hundred sports journalists participate in voting for the NBA Awards. Jokic scored 875 points, with 65 journalists choosing him as first, 27 for second and 6 for third.
For its part, Embiid, from the Philadelphia 76ers and who was already second in the voting for last season’s MVP, scored 706 points (26 as first-choice, 39 as second-place and 34 as second-choice). selected in third place).
This time there was less difference between Jokic and Embiid, as the Serb had 971 points last year and Cameroon had 586.