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“As long as a big man wins it, I’ll be happy”: 2021 MVP Nikola Jokic talks about his pick for the 2022 NBA MVP, gives one of his patented humbling responses

Raahib Singh

"As long as a big man wins it, I'll be happy": 2021 MVP Nikola Jokic talks about his pick for the 2022 NBA MVP, gives one of his patented humbling responses

2021 NBA MVP Nikola Jokic talks about the 2022 MVP race, gives his opinion of who should win the coveted award

The 2021-22 NBA season is one of the most exciting seasons in recent times. The league is wide-open, there are no clear favorites for the championship. There is a lot of uncertainty about the MVP, DPOY, and other honors.

To start the season, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry went neck to neck for the first month or two in the MVP race. However, with Steph getting into a slump, and KD getting injured, the two are no longer up there. This left the race wide-open. Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, and Giannis Antetokounmpo have risen up in standings and are now the Top-3 in the race. All three have been performing at a high level and leading their teams. Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic are head-to-head for the 2nd year in a row, going 1 and 2 again.

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“We Bigs have to develop our game a lot to stay in the NBA!”: Nikola Jokic

Big men are often the unsung heroes of the team. Just like other players, they need to constantly evolve and keep growing to stay in the highly competitive NBA. Nowadays, big men are shooting from 30 feet away, handling the ball just like guards, and can do everything. A great example of the same is Karl Anthony-Towns winning the Mountain Dew 3-point contest tonight!

When asked about his MVP standings for the ’21-22 season, Nikola Jokic came with a very diplomatic answer. He said he’d be happy as long as a big man wins it.

Jokic’s humility is one of the things that makes people love him so much.

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On the other hand, when Joel Embiid was asked about the same, he went all-in on himself.

With a month and a half left, it would be an interesting finish to a great season.

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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh


Raahib Singh is an NBA Journalist and Content Strategist at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him towards TSR. He started playing basketball at 14 and has been following the NBA since 2013. His entry into the basketball world perfectly coincided with Stephen Curry putting the league on notice. Having followed the league for a long time, he decided to use his knowledge to become a sportswriter with The SportsRush in 2020. Raahib loves to put up some shots in his spare time, watch Cricket, Formula 1, and/or read a nice thriller.

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