“Great Guy, Very Humble”: Novak Djokovic Ecstatic to See Compatriot Nikola Jokic Win MVP

Published 06/10/2021, 12:50 PM EDT


In over half a century of existence, the Denver Nuggets never had an MVP on the team. This streak was finally broken when a couple of days ago, Nikola Jokic won his first MVP award. He became the first ever second-round pick to win the award.

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Not only are his teammates proud of this achievement but also his compatriots. Serbian tennis star and world number one ranked Novak Djokovic was also thrilled by Jokic’s triumph. He praised Jokic in a recent interview while also proving how important the sport is to their country.

Djokovic said, “If he wasn’t the MVP, it wouldn’t be normal, since he was the best. His basketball IQ is impressive. Great guy, very humble, I hope to see him at the Olympics.”

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Not only do they share a close bond through their friendship but Jokic and Djokovic also share the same nickname. Both of them are called the Joker in their respective sports.

Will Novak Djokovic and Nikola Jokic bring in the medals for Serbia at the Olympics?

Being the world number one, Djokovic will be the favorite to win the gold medal in tennis. However, he has a poor track record at the Olympics, with just one bronze medal in three appearances. So he will be keen on finally bringing home the gold.

Jokic will be aiming for something similar. The Serbian basketball team won the silver medal in the previous Olympics. Jokic was part of that team, when they fell to the United States basketball team in the final. With the amount of top players backing out of Team USA, Jokic and the Serbian team will be a strong contender for the gold medal.

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Can Jokic and the Nuggets bounce back in the 2021 NBA Playoffs?

The Nuggets are currently down 2-0 to the Suns. Jokic has been doing his best, but he has had a lack of help in these last two games. The Nuggets were comfortably outclassed by the Suns, but they will now be hoping to end their bad form and bounce back into the series. They will be hoping their MVP can guide them out of this situation and help them to return to the Western Conference Finals once again.

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Jun 7, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) and forward Aaron Gordon (50) react as they leave the game against the Phoenix Suns in the fourth quarter during game one in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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