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Nikola Jokic's Journey to Double MVP Triumph

Many people believe Nikola Jokic to be one of the best NBA players. Jokic is placed over LeBron James and Jason Kidd on the triple-double list in the NBA – a status given to a player when they get at least 10 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds.

Nikola Jokic was born on February 19, 1995, in Sombor, Serbia. His two older brothers, who were 11 and 13 at the time, introduced him to basketball. At age 17, he made it to the KK Mega Basket League in Belgrade. In the 2015-2016 season, Jokic joined the Denver Nuggets. He also helped Serbia earn a silver medal in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Jokic recently became the 11th player in NBA history to receive multiple MVPs and an NBA title, following names like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Larry Bird.

In Jokic’s first season, he averaged 10 points and 7 rebounds. In the 2017-2018 season, he averaged 20.1 points and 10.8 rebounds, but in his recent season, he averaged 30.2 points and 14 rebounds and won a championship with the Nuggets.

Who would’ve known how good Nikola Jokic would be today? He started as an ordinary player, but now is a double MVP with an NBA title, he also set a record for the highest single-season Player Efficiency Rating.

[Source: Britannica, NBA, CBS News]

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