Nikola Jokic hailed as Finals MVP

Nikola Jokic hailed as Finals MVP

Nikola Jokic gets a much-deserved recognition, earning the Finals MVP award, after leading the Nuggets to the title. Although Jokic failed to get his third straight MVP award this season, he was able to get two Finals MVP awards. On their match against the Heat, Jokic contributed 28 points, 16 rebounds, and four assists, helping the Nuggets. Additionally, the Heat cannot find solution to stop Jokic, which is why the Nuggets bagged their first title. Jokic was unstoppable, especially on the rim, which have been an instrument for Nuggets‘ win. From his 28 points, 10 of which are coming in the fourth, proving that he is capable of producing in the most crucial times.

Nikola Jokic, a key for the Nuggets

Finals MVP: Nikola Jokic
Photo courtesy of the NBA

Over the past years, Jokic have shown his dominance in the league, winning back-to-back MVPs from the last two seasons. In fact, he is probably one of the reasons why the Nuggets have been a dominating squad over the past seasons. This season, Jokic proved many times that he is capable of once again dominate the whole league. During their finals run against the Heat, Jokic kept breaking records after records, especially with his triple doubles. Additionally, aside from the fact that he is considered as one of the best players in the league right now, some consider him as a legend already.

This is who he is in the eyes of Pistons’ legend, Isiah Thomas. “It puts him in the legendary category for what he’s done statistically in the Finals. I don’t know if there’s anyone who’s ever had a statistical run in the NBA Finals as a center as he had in these categories,” Thomas said. Additionally, teammate Jamal Murray, believes that this is not the end for Jokic. In fact, Murray believes that Jokic will only get better and better for the upcoming seasons. “I think there’s more to come, from Jok. We haven’t seen a side of Jok that we are going to see where he can be just pure dominance all the way,” he said.

Despite these praises, Jokic just wants to take the rest he deserves, after a tiring season for him. The job is done, we can go home now,” he said. From their five games in the Finals, he averaged 30.2 points, 14 rebounds, and 7.2 assists.

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