Nikola Jokic Joins the Very Exclusive Group of European MVPs

It is the most prestigious individual award in the NBA. 

The NBA MVP is awarded to the player that has had a great season for himself and his team.

There have been 68 NBA MVPs awarded with 35 different individuals winning it but only 3 of them have been European.

Dirk Nowitzki  2005-2006 NBA MVP

Dirk was the first European player to win MVP and did it whilst averaging 24 points, 8 rebounds on 41% from the 3. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo 2018-19 &  2019-20  NBA MVP

The Greek Freak was the first European player to win back-to-back MVP awards and he did it whilst averaging 28/11/6 & 30/11/6

Nikola Jokic 2020-21 & 2021-22  NBA MVP

He was the first 2nd round draft pick to win MVP and did so averaging 26/10/8 and 27/14/8.

What name surprises you the most on this list?


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