Serbian center Nikola Jokić has been voted the Most Valuable Player in the NBA for the second time in a row, announced ESPN.

This information came from the well-informed ESPN journalist Adrian Wojnarowski, who posted to his Twitter account that the official confirmation will be announced by the end of the week.

Jokić’s statistics this season have been even better than last year, seeing as he averaged 27.1 points, 13.8 jumps and 7.9 assists per game in the “regular” part of the season.

The Serbian center also became the first player in the history of the NBA league to score 2,000 points, 1,000 jumps and 500 assists in a single season.

Nikola achieved that without two of the Denver Nuggers’ most important players, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter, so it is mostly thanks to him that Denver reached the sixth place in the Western Conference and got into the play-offs, where they lost to Golden State in the first round.

Apart from Jokić, Giannis Antetokounmpo from Milwaukee and and Philadelphia player Joel Embiid were also in the running for the MVP title.

He is only the 13th player in history with two consecutive MVP awards in the NBA league.