IT’S A GIRL! Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic and Wife Give Birth to Baby Daughter

Published 09/30/2021, 12:37 PM EDT
DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 10: Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets jokes with security before the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, February 10, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)


After his recent successes on the court, Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic now has an off-court victory too. The Serbian sensation and his wife have successfully given birth to a baby girl. It was a momentous occasion for the player, before his campaign kicks off with the Nuggets.

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Last year, Jokic was unanimously named the NBA’s MVP. He had a phenomenal outing with his franchise, nearly averaging a triple-double. Additionally, he also ranked 1st in the league when it came to PER (Measure of a player’s accomplishments per minute). He single-handedly won the Nuggets multiple games, and carried them very far. And the superstar has returned for his 7th outing with the team, this time after a personal celebration.

Nikola Jokic at the NBA 2020-2021 season| Image courtsey: Reuters

Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic and wife give birth to baby daughter

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At the age of 26, Jokic is relatively young himself. The Rio Olympics silver medalist got married in October 2020, to long-time girlfriend Natalija Macesic. A couple of months later, the couple announced that their first child was due soon. Ahead of the new edition of the league, the couple have given birth to a wonderful baby girl.

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On Thursday, Jokic and Macesic officially announced the good news. They have given birth to a young girl, and have decided to name her Ognjena. The name is of Serbian origin, just like the husband-wife pair themselves. This means that the 2021-22 campaign will be the Serbian’s first year playing as a father. He is among some of the youngest fathers to play in the NBA.

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We would like to congratulate Nikola Jokic and his family for the birth of their beautiful baby. It is a great piece of news before the league resumes. Rest assured, we hope that the #15 can transfer the positive vibes into his game, and shine again!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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