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Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic Named NBA MVP For Second Year in a Row

After months of anticipation, the winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award has been announced on Wednesday night. As most experts predicted, the Denver Nugget’s Nikola Jokic defeated tough competition and was crowned the MVP for the second year in a row. Jokic was going head-to-head against the Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, but it was an easy race to call. He took a dominant lead with 875 points from the panel of writers and broadcasters, while Embiid received a total of 706 points, followed by Antetokounmpo with 595. Nuggets coach Michael Malone congratulated Jokic on his second MVP title, saying he’s extremely grateful for the bond they managed to build in their seven years working together. “I don't know what else you can say about Nikola at this point. He's consistently improved his game, he's consistently proven people wrong when they doubt him and he's consistently the best player on the floor night in and night out," said Malone in a statement. Jokic discussed his latest achievement with TNT and said it’s an “amazing” and “really emotional” moment for him. Despite his best efforts, the Nuggets are no longer in the running for the NBA title this year after being eliminated by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of playoffs.