Nikola Jokic received the Maurice Podoloff trophy last night that credits him as MVP of the 2020-2021 NBA season. The Serbian, before the bustle of the public in the Denver Nuggets pavilion, wanted to praise the work of his teammates to celebrate the achievement of the Most Valuable Player award in the American league.
“Thank you very much for all your support, not only this season but since I’ve been here”Jokic explained in reference to the Denver fans in a speech that was short but sincere. “This award is not mine, it belongs to all my colleagues, so I ask for a round of applause for them.”
The Serbian interior celebrated its MVP with a great match practically unique in the history of the playoffs. Their 32 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists they were, yes, insufficient to achieve victory. Those numbers had only been achieved Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the past.
The Phoenix Suns spoiled the party for Jokic and his team in Denver with a 102-116 away win that made it 3-0 in the tie.