As the regular season approaches to its end with only 6 games left, the question still stands: Who is going to take home the NBA MVP award?
According to the NBA MVP ladder, Nikola Jokic has been the front runner for several weeks. Averaging 26.4 PPG, 10.9 RPG and 8.4 APG, Jokic has carried the Nuggets to a 4th seed in Jamal Murray’s absence.
Despite putting phenomenal numbers on the board, there are some who believe he is not quite cut out to be named MVP.
American sports analyst Nick Wright is among those people who believe Jokic should not be awarded the MVP.
Nick Wright has raised several eyebrows in the past with his controversial opinions. However, it seems like his latest bold statement may take the cake.
“The MVP having to be awarded in some hallway somewhere because he’s [Nikola Jokic] not playing in round two ain’t great,” Wright said.
“When you look at the list of MVPs in league history, I say this with respect to [Nikola] Jokic, historically speaking, he’d be the worst one we’ve had in 35 years.”
Wright, instead, would like to see the award go to Chris Paul who has also had a phenomenal season.
Nuggets star Jamal Murray rushed to his teammates defence on twitter. “Just quit bruh u sound more of a fool than u did the day before,” he said.
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