|Nikola Jokić Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||February 19, 1995|
Nikola Jokić is a Serbian professional basketball player who primarily plays in the powerful ‘center’ position and has represented the Denver Nuggets in the NBA (National Basketball Association). He was named in the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2016; and for leading the Nuggets to the conference semifinals in the 2018–19 season, he was named in the NBA All-Star Team and the All-NBA First Team. He was named in the NBA All-Star Team in the following season as well. With the Serbian National team, he won the Silver medal at the 2013 Under-19 World Championship and the Silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Nikola was named the ‘Serbian Player of the Year’ by the Basketball Federation of Serbia in 2018.
Joker, Big Honey
Sombor, West Bačka, Vojvodina, Serbia
Denver, Colorado, United States
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Branislav Jokić
- Siblings – Nemanja Jokić (Older Brother) (Former College-level Basketball Player), Strahinja Jokić (Older Brother)
Power Forward, Center
15 – Denver Nuggets, Serbia
7 ft or 213.5 cm
113 kg or 249 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Nikola has dated –
- Natalija Macesic (2011–Present) – Nikola began dating his childhood acquaintance Natalija Macesic, a degree holder in psychology, in 2011 when both of them were 16 years old.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Serbian descent.
- Gigantic frame
- Short-cropped hair
- Clean-shaven look
- Affable smile
Nikola Jokić Facts
- Nikola was named, in March 2015, the regular season MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the annual ABA League, a competition where 14 teams from Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Hungary participated.
- In the 2016–17 NBA season, he recorded 6 triple-doubles (a performance where a player achieves a double-digit number in 3 of the 5 performance categories—points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots) which was the 4th highest in the season. He finished 2nd in the 2017 ‘NBA Most Improved Player Award’ voting.
- During the 2017–18 NBA season, he scored a triple-double in just 14 minutes and 33 seconds which was the fastest ever in NBA history, beating the previous record held by Jim Tucker who had scored it in 17 minutes in 1955. Overall, he scored 10 triple-doubles in the season which made him the record-holder for ‘Most Triple-Doubles by a Denver Nuggets Player in a Season’, eclipsing the record of 9 that was created by Lafayette “Fat” Lever in the 1988–89 season.
- In January 2019, when he earned his first NBA All-Star Team selection, he was the first Denver Nuggets player to achieve this honor since Carmelo Anthony in 2011.
- When he scored a triple-double in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series of the 2018-19 season, he became only the 4th player in NBA history to do so on his playoff debut and the first since LeBron James achieved the feat in 2006. In the first game of the second-round playoff series, he scored 37 points and became the first Denver Nuggets player since Carmelo Anthony (41 points in 2009) to score more than 35 points in a conference semi-final game.
- In January 2020, when he earned his 2nd NBA All-Star Team selection, he became the first Denver Nuggets player to earn this honor for 2 years in succession since Carmelo Anthony.
Featured Image by Nikola Jokić / Instagram