NBA Be the first player since 2008 to receive the award and not play on Christmas Day Nikola Jokic during an NBA game. ANDOn the NBA calendar, C
NBA Be the first player since 2008 to receive the award and not play on Christmas Day
ANDOn the NBA calendar, Christmas Day is one of the most prominent. It is scheduled for that day five games one after the other between some of the best teams and with the presence of the biggest stars. However, Nikola Jokic, current MVP of the competition, will not be on the agenda for next season.
The Nuggets do not have a game scheduled for Christmas and the Serbian pvot will be the first MVP since 2008 who does not play on such a special day, which could be considered as a no-show in the NBA towards one of its most important players.
Jokic averaged 26.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game last season and justly took the MVP award. However, serving in a small-market franchise like the Nuggets doesn’t help their media impact. His game, full of fundamentals, is not as spectacular as that of other stars.
Neither media players of the stature of Joel Embiid and Zion Williamson or teams like the Clippers will participate in the Christmas day. There are so many big names that not all of them fit into five games, but it is surprising that he is not the last MVP.