The best sportsman born in Serbia is definitely tennis superstar Novak Djokovic (35). He has won 22 Grand Slam titles, making him a top-class player just competing for the most titles with Spain’s Rafael Nadal.
There is no doubt that the best sportsman in the team event is NBA Denver Nuggets center Nikola Yogić (28). He won the top stage NBA regular season MVP for the second year in a row. The MVP of the 2022-23 season is also likely. This season, he is leading the team’s performance with much more skillful play than in the previous two MVP awards.
The NBA’s last three consecutive MVP awards were Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird. 1984-1986 for three consecutive years. There are only three MVP awards in the NBA three years in a row. Neither basketball emperor Michael Jordan (5 times in total), active player LeBron James (4 times in total), and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who received MVP 6 times also failed to achieve this. Boston Celtics center Bill Russell (1961-193) and Philadelphia 76ers center Wilt Chamberlain (1966-1968).
Denver defeated the Toronto Raptors 118-113 at home on the 7th, maintaining its lead in the Western Conference with 46 wins and 19 losses (0.708). In the highest odds ratio, they are fighting fiercely with the Eastern Conference Milwaukee Bucks (46-18) with a 0.5 game difference. The team with the highest winning percentage will have home-court advantage until the Finals. 예스벳 토토
Yogichi had 17 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists against Toronto, one short of a triple-double. The brake was put on a triple-double in three consecutive games. He has recorded 25 triple-doubles this season. With Yogichi’s triple-double, the team is on a 29-game winning streak. On the 1st, against the Houston Rockets, he recorded his 100th NBA career triple-double. Only six players in NBA history have made it to the Triple-Double 100 Club.
At 211cm tall, Yogichi is considered the best passer in NBA history. Coming from Europe, the draft revealed that NBA scouts hadn’t predicted his potential at all. Yogichi entered the 2014 draft. At that time, the number 1 overall was University of Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins (Cleveland Cavaliers). 2014 was also a year when there weren’t many good players in the draft. Number 3 overall is center Joel Embidi (Philadelphia 76ers), also from Kansas. He is the best selected star player among the first round nominations.
Yogichi was not selected in the first round. Drafted by the Denver Nuggets with the 11th overall pick in the second round. A Serbian professional hawk picked the 19-year-old playing basketball. After being named, he played one more year in Serbia before joining the team in July 2015 after signing a contract with Denver. He started his high-speed streak after making his debut in 2015-16 season averaging 10.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 80 games.