Nikola Jokic Wins His Back-To-Back League MVP Award

Nikola Jokic has won the 2021-22 NBA MVP award, taking the league's top individual honor for the second consecutive year, per ESPN.

Jokic was named on 100 of 121 first-place ballots (87%) submitted by a panel of media members who regularly cover the NBA. Antetokounmpo received 97 first-place votes (85%),

The Nuggets star averaged 26.8 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists per game this season, leading Denver to a franchise-record 59 wins and their first NBA title in franchise history. He also averaged 9.7 assists per game as well as 1 block per contest.

The debate over the 2021-22 MVP award has become a hellscape full of ugly, ignorant, and malicious discourse on Twitter.

 Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid were two of the most productive big men in the NBA last season. Offensively, both Embiid and Jokic had historic seasons.

Jokic averaged 20.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game—a feat that has never been accomplished before by a center or power forward in NBA history. The only other players to average 20/10/7 are LeBron James and Wilt Chamberlain, who both accomplished it at small forward.

Embiid averaged 22.9 points, 11 boards and 3 assists while leading the 76ers to a 52-30 record—the best in team history since 1982-83 when they went 56-26 under coach Billy Cunningham (which was also his last season with Philly).