NBA announces Nuggets' Jokic as league MVP

by Gordon Dixon - Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic officially won a second straight NBA Most Valuable Player trophy Wednesday to become the second consecutive international player to win two in a row.

NBA announces Nuggets' Jokic as league MVP

Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic officially named NBA MVP 7:08 PM ET Associated Press DENVER -- Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic officially won a second straight NBA Most Valuable Player trophy Wednesday to become the second consecutive international player to win two in a row. The 27-year-old from Sombor, Serbia, averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists to take home MVP honors. Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo -- who hails from Greece -- earned the title in 2019 and 2020. International players finished 1-2-3 in this year's MVP voting. Philadelphia's Joel Embiid , who led the league in scoring average, finished runner-up, and Antetokounmpo was third. Devin Booker of Phoenix wound up fourth.