Some players spend their offseasons living in Cancun Mexico. Denver Nuggetsstar Nikola JokicWho is the official won a second straight NBA Most Valuable PlayerTrophy goes to Sombor in Serbia
Despite Denver's defeat to the The in the first round, Golden State WarriorsThe 27-year old Serbian native played an impressive season leading the Nuggets' 48-34 record.
Jokic had a regular-season MVP campaign that saw him average 27.1 point, 13.8 rebound and 7.9 assists. Jokic also became the NBA's first player to score 2,000 points, 1,000 rebound and 500 assists per season.
He is the second consecutive international playerTo win two MVPs consecutively after Milwaukee Bucks big man Giannis AntetokounmpoIn 2019 and 2020, the same feat was achieved. Jokic joins Antetokounmpo LeBron James Stephen CurryAs the only active player to have received multiple MVP awards.
He was asked what he would do to celebrate the award winning.
“Probably with some music and beer, friends around, or family.” he said.“Like what you're supposed do probably.”
Jokic was able to do that thanks to the Nuggets, who flew to Sombor to present his new hardware.
Surprise in Sombor✈️🇷🇸 We flew to Serbia to surprise the BACK-TO-BACK MVP! This moment was extraordinary. pic.twitter.com/aFvIEDgnSj
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) May 11, 2022