The cards are on the table, and the NBA has already announced that the MVP award of the 2020-2021 season will be played S
Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic, the three finalists after the votes of fans, players and journalists.
Any of the three winners would make history if he lifts the MVP scepter: for Jokic or Embiid it would be the first MVP for a center since Shaquille O’Neal in the year 2000; for Curry it would be the third of his career and would put him on a nine-player roster with three that includes Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Moses Malone.
The favorite to the highest individual recognition of the American competition it is
Serbian Nikola Jokic, who has made a season from another planet with the Denver Nuggets, third in the Wild West: 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists have been their averages per game, with a 56.6% success in the shot, 38.8% from the perimeter and 86.8% from the personnel line.
In the latest survey of the ESPN about the MVP, Jokic won 90 of the 101 possible votes in the first position, making him the clear favorite for the ultimate prize.
Embiid ended the best season of his career with 28.5 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 blocks for the Philadelphia 76ers, top ranked in the Eastern Conference.
Curry, 33, has led the league in scoring with 32 points per game. which has accompanied 5.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists with averages of 48.2% from field goals and 42.1% from the line of three. The Warriors, thanks to their excellence, have turned a discard season into a course of fighting for the playoffs.
This morning (3am), against the Memphis Grizzlies, Curry and Golden State are battling to seal a place in the playoffs with eighth place. The NBA announced all the finalists of the main awards of the competition in a special program of the TNT network prior to the play-in confrontation between Indiana and Washington.