Nikola Jokic is leading the Denver Nuggets to a winning season.

Adam Grewe, Sports Writer

There have been only 12 back-to-back MVP winners in a league flush with transcendent talent. But, the Denver big man is making a historic case to be the next.

Jokic’s basic counting stats are impressive enough; he’s on pace to become the fifth player ever to average 25-10-5 more than once, joining Giannis, Oscar Robertson, Wilt Chamberlain and peak-unleashed Russell Westbrook post-KD in OKC.

Jokic’s previous triple-double against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday put him in elite company as he just became the third player in NBA history to chart 40+ points, 25+ rebounds and 10+ assists in a game, joining Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor.

He is a 6’11” big man who can read the court and score from anywhere on a team full of young up-and-coming hoopers.

“I don’t play basketball to get individual awards, I play to get the final goal,” says Jokic.

Teammates of Jokic will practice countless hours running up and down the court to randomly get ready for his insane passes that are coming their way.

Jokic brings it up and he makes a move dribbling to the baseline he throws it.

“Aron Gordon catches it and he slams it down for two for the fourth time tonight being assisted by Jokic,” says Al Albert, Nuggets announcer.

Jokic will not end this stride until the season is over. He will become the first player in three years to play all of the NBA regular season games and also win MVP.

He is not the most athletic big man in the league, but you would never imagine him to be so athletic.

“This is not the job. We are just playing the game here. I am enjoying the game. I am playing every game as a pickup basketball game in my hometown,” says Jokic.