Nikola Jokic is not focused on the NBA’s MVP race | NBA on ESPN
Nikola Jokic sits down with Rachel Nichols to detail what goes into his signature moves, his commitment to getting in shape and his feelings about his place in the MVP race.
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  • Milos Matijevic
    Milos Matijevic

    Go Jocker!

  • Prizzy P
    Prizzy P

    Jocik type of guy to get 100 missed calls & texts saying he won the MVP... end up putting his phone on airplane mode

  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard

    That's greatness. Unlike LeBum who cries for not being MVP every year.

  • Aleksandar Zotovic
    Aleksandar Zotovic

    Idemoooo legendo! MVP MVP MVP

  • Overdog81

    Love how humble he is. Same goes for Giannis and Luka. All top players right now

  • Kata Batinic
    Kata Batinic

    Jokic mvp this season nba league

  • lolkopf

    Dreamteam jokic and donic

  • Emre Karahan
    Emre Karahan

    And that's why you want to give mvp to cp3 lol 😂

  • Стефан Ковач
    Стефан Ковач

    Give this man his award

  • Ian Donaghy
    Ian Donaghy

    I am going to be underdog always...

  • Matija Rasic
    Matija Rasic

    Sombor shuffle😂

  • Mirko Bogicevic
    Mirko Bogicevic

    Thanks to ESPN for a beautiful interview! Main point is in last 20 sec. There is some better players then him but he never quits. That is a reason why he is MVP. NAPRED DENVER I JOKARA !

  • KingSerbon7

    Humbled! Jokara brat!!! MVP!!!

  • Harley Potokar
    Harley Potokar

    Joker is the MVP

  • President Resident
    President Resident

    Not thinking about MVP...too busy being MVP

  • Sunrise Pups
    Sunrise Pups

    Jokic for MVP !!!!!🎉🎉🎉

  • Leon

    Jokic is funny, humble, unathletic, but all so skillful. He is a dream player, and he should be the MVP

  • Romnys Gonzalez
    Romnys Gonzalez

    Kinda ironic how Rachel blasted people for voting Jokic and tried to kill his MVP case and how she's doing a interview with him

  • Miranda Vasquez
    Miranda Vasquez

    Nuggets without 3 starters and now injured Dozier

  • Milan Nikolić
    Milan Nikolić

    Jokic: utterly indifferent Embid: PLEASE GIVE ME MVP WAAAAAHHH 😭

  • JoeV TV
    JoeV TV

    Does Anybody know what shoe is he using?

  • tropickman

    Joker does not have to say he is MVP b/c others are saying it for him. Of course he wants to win it; he never said he didn't want to win. "I don't pay much attention to it" means he is mainly focused on teamwork & winning games. Its a characteristic of a true leader to focus on the team instead of on himself.

  • Benjamin V
    Benjamin V

    “Moves that are made out of silk “ 😅😂😂😂wth!!!

  • Baseball kid 2016
    Baseball kid 2016


  • NBA Full Game Highlights
    NBA Full Game Highlights

    MVP & top 5 player...

  • Nikola Milovanovic
    Nikola Milovanovic

    Blue blood. STYLE MVP🃏 Nikola jokic, Novak Djokovic, Milorad Čavić, Athletes from Serbia are equally nice and modest if they are the best in the world ✌ ️ ❤ ️

  • Domen Primozic
    Domen Primozic

    Moze jedna mvp nagrada za debelog somborca

  • jesse

    At the beginning of the year, I thought it was LeBron, Durant, Giannis, or I have 2 names: Jokic and Rumble. Never thought Rumble could be in this conversation, but the Knicks have really been surprising all year.

  • Nikola Anthony
    Nikola Anthony

    NBA don’t deserve a Jokic

  • Hareesh Sugumar
    Hareesh Sugumar

    Jokic is down to earth and honest. Embiid is skilled but seems like a dramatic flopper like Lebron.

  • Erik Lakeland
    Erik Lakeland

    0:43 this is an important point. Athletes should not over specialize in one sport. You’d be surprised how playing other sports will translate to your main one. A good example is Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews, who was a baseball player as well, having his hockey game benefited from the hand eye coordination coming from batting in baseball (Montreal found out first hand the other night)

  • Its All Kappa
    Its All Kappa

    Well, Nuggets are the 3 seed. So, NOW what’s the excuse why this guy isn’t clearly the MVP? Joke ESPN trying to push LeBron as MVP earlier...but LeBron can’t win without AD

  • vv nn
    vv nn

    Let's be honest when a player says he doesn't care about winning mvp, he's lying. Everybody wants to win mvp but ofcourse a championship is the best achievement you can get

    • Artemida Daki
      Artemida Daki

      Nicola was born in the Serbian part of Bačka. People from Backa have a very unique personality type. It is incomprehensible and strange to Americans. Secondly, the spirit of collective play has always been nurtured in Serbia. A team in front of an individual. That is why we were world champions in all team sports ... Basketball, volleyball, water polo, club soccer ...

    • Burt Rand
      Burt Rand

      @Artemida Daki lying

    • Artemida Daki
      Artemida Daki

      No he isn"t laying.

  • V S
    V S

    Crazy russian :)

  • Calibanite Lion
    Calibanite Lion

    What a humble, intelligent and unique player. Regardless of the whole MVP drama, he is still a great player. Keep up the good work Nikola.

  • son of serbia
    son of serbia

    if you are from the balkans and and you cant play football and basketball there is something wrong with you. And we can all play volleyball and waterpolo aswell. Lets not forget handball

  • mićkre

    Whatever u think,whatever this season may bring, regular season with all roaster of players that are worlds best, curry, embid,lebron, etc... MVP is Nikola Jokic. He is not the best player on the world,he is the Most Valuable Player.

  • Melvin Joseph
    Melvin Joseph

    If Jokic doesn't win this season, he'll be the frontrunner again for '22. But, this is almost certainly CP3's last chance at adding an MVP to a HOF career, and he did just catapult Suns to the top of the league

  • waterloo

    Luka for MVP

  • JammastaJ23

    He's objectively the best player the nuggets have ever had. Which is saying a lot with all of the hall of famers that have played there.

  • Zack

    Joker 4 MVP!

  • x x
    x x

    I can see how water polo would be a contributor to his chest and overhead pass accuracy.

  • YBA Warriors
    YBA Warriors


  • Son Dandy
    Son Dandy

    Him and KAWHI could be brothers I knew Joker was a beast when he killed at that skill challenge years ago! You can't teach greatness!!

  • Diamond Gapple Gamer
    Diamond Gapple Gamer

    This is why so many people respect Jokic

  • Matuš Pilnik
    Matuš Pilnik

    what a humble guy. Love it

  • account.

    hes so respectful

  • Slavisa Majstorovic
    Slavisa Majstorovic


  • Lipa kao Lipa ne kao Lipa
    Lipa kao Lipa ne kao Lipa

    Nikola Jokić is the most modest player who has ever played in the NBA league! He is aware of his qualities, but he will never brag, he will always attribute the credit for the victory to his colleagues! And that makes it even bigger than it is!

  • Serbona Applications
    Serbona Applications

    То могу само Срби! 🇷🇸❤️

  • LouderWithCrowder Two
    LouderWithCrowder Two

    After that Clippers game last night he touched on this, humble guy and my MVP.

  • telenovelasLatin

    What a shiity media this is! 13+ videos on Joel Flopiid and 1 video on MVP!!! SMFH

  • Slagjan Mladenovski
    Slagjan Mladenovski


  • YK25

    Shhhhh everyone be quiet while the MVP talks

  • Miroljub Lovadinov
    Miroljub Lovadinov

    MVP no doubt in my mind !!! It is not easy to give MVP to someone who is not American and who don't talk rubbish around , which ESPN prefer . Greetings from Serbia Joker !!!

  • Brandon Bate
    Brandon Bate

    It's a 🔒. What a legend

  • Uriel Zinn
    Uriel Zinn

    He's likely going to get it but he better be prepared for some "white privilege" talk. As ridiculous as it should sound to anybody, I think the current racial dynamics and climate in America and in the NBA in particular make it almost unavoidable. I really hope it doesn't happen though, but I can already forsee that type of talk from mainstream media and social media as well. And I wouldn't be surprised if even certain players mention it in some way despite the fact that most of them surely respect Jokic as a player. The temptation of bringing it up will be too strong for some, regadless of how incredibly ridiculous it is... Remember, it's not about Jokic and his merits, it's merely about a white player winning an MVP in a league dominated by black players. That in itself may well be enough for some people.

    • Atmospheric Atmosphere
      Atmospheric Atmosphere

      Yeah we haved "white privilege" to NATO bombing us

  • NickyL

    We're watching basketball history unravel right before our eyes folks

  • Aleksandar Nikolajev
    Aleksandar Nikolajev

    Serbian glory!!

  • Leo73srb

    Jokic destroyed them... poor Zubac doesn't know what happened to him

  • Žemli Kudjo
    Žemli Kudjo

    Bravo Somborac,Stapar te voli❤️

  • Leo73srb

    this is something the USA will never understand, but in serbia it is ugly and rude to praise yourself

  • juliofromparis

    Il n’a pas besoin de penser au titre de MVP car il est naturellement le MVP cette saison. Ses stats, sa régularité depuis plusieurs saisons, son QI basket et ce qu’il fait (surtout depuis la blessure de Jamal Murray) avec les Nuggets suffisent à ce qu’il devienne MVP.

  • Čađava Mehana ツ
    Čađava Mehana ツ

    Wow, ESPN and Rachel especially interviewed Joker, i thought that they are against him in this race, i mean they were until now

  • alvin081988

    I hope he really gets MVP....the media is rigged against him

  • Toni Montana
    Toni Montana


  • DIAB10

    Jok the mvp I remember when people said Nuggets was crazy for keepin him over Nurkic but if you a real fan at the time we knew he was special

  • RSteven Gumbay
    RSteven Gumbay

    Typical NBA press doesn't know what to do with humility. Too rare a character trait in the league.

  • Bogdan Zimonjić
    Bogdan Zimonjić


  • Bogdan Zimonjić
    Bogdan Zimonjić

    Games played Jokic - 72, Embiid - 42 Double double Jokic 52 , Embiid - 26 Triple double Jokic 15, Embiid - 0 NIKOLA JOKIC 2021 NBA MVP !

  • deejay sensation
    deejay sensation

    Jokic 🇷🇸mvp 🙌🏼

  • vincent halim
    vincent halim

    He was sleeping when he got drafted. The same mentality when he win the MVP

  • aaron adams
    aaron adams

    ESPN is only doing the interview because they know Jokic is winning the MVP despite how badly they don’t him to. They need to start marketing him as much as they can... 🖕🏻ESPN!

  • Nathaniel Jones
    Nathaniel Jones

    National media doesn't know how to interview him. I think the local media has a better understanding of who he is as a player and a person.

  • Peter Stark
    Peter Stark

    Why Nikola Jokic is currently on top of the MVP ladder? -26.2 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 8.6 apg -57% FG%, 41% 3pt%, 85% FT% -Ranked no.1 in PER (player efficiency rating) -Has not missed a single game -Leading the Nuggets to 3rd seed in a tougher western conference without an all star team mate and the team's 2nd best player.

  • Danijel Jakovljevic
    Danijel Jakovljevic

    Jokic is a wolf and he dont care what sheep’s think about him. He show’s us every single game that he fight for his team without thinking what would be better for his stat. And this is why he is MVP and the most professional in the game. My MVP in every case.

  • ACE


  • Sebastian Floyd
    Sebastian Floyd


  • Nemanja Grbic
    Nemanja Grbic

    A chubby kid from Serbia who couldn't do a pushup before he arrived to NBA becomes MVP. If that's not quite a story I don't know what is!

  • Truth Spewer
    Truth Spewer

    And nobody's focused on the NBA. Stfu espn. I'd rather hear about hockey at this point.

  • Dejan C
    Dejan C

    I'm from Croatia and having an MVP represent ex-yugo will honestly bring a huge joy to my heart. Nothing but love Nikola!

    • Nema Zezanja
      Nema Zezanja

      @stanoje333 eve idem 😘😁

    • freethinker

      Bravo Dejane tako treba 👍 samo sloga.

    • stanoje333

      @Nema Zezanja Radikal, mars u rupu.

    • Nema Zezanja
      Nema Zezanja

      @Dejan C you don't need to but it's big facts

    • Dejan C
      Dejan C

      @Nema Zezanja i mean i don't wanna go down that path lol

  • Aaron Harrigan
    Aaron Harrigan

    You going to put some respect on this man's name Rachel?! 🃏

  • Brian Patrick
    Brian Patrick

    He has CLASS unlike 80% of nba

  • NBZ121

    If he isn't focused don't give him the mvp because it's not a bid deal to him

  • killjoy 543
    killjoy 543

    Water polo got you passing like that in the nba 👀

  • mirl iihr
    mirl iihr


  • Charlie Omar Hernandez
    Charlie Omar Hernandez

    🤫 but u know it’s a popularity contest so do t even trip ✌🏼 🤞🏻

  • Bruno Mantovaneli
    Bruno Mantovaneli

    You lost Jamal Murray, so it's not like you're gonna fight for anything this season besides MVP

  • Slavisa Macanovic
    Slavisa Macanovic

    ESPN is like "If you can't beat them, join them". Would be bad marketing if next MVP is to completely ignore network.

  • You're Breaking My Balls
    You're Breaking My Balls

    BS, everybody wants to win a freaking MVP award, he just humble


    Most Valuable Player! Take joker off Denver and it's a lottery team! He is everything to that team, MVP is an understatement to what he brings to the table.

  • kilo draggin
    kilo draggin

    need more jokic content

  • Nightwatchmen77

    I'm bettin Rachel Nichols didn't won't to do this interview because it wasn't one of her pet favorite. I'm glad ESPN decided to give jokic some publicity.

  • KennyGotBandz

    Bruh so what he’s basically saying is that he doesn’t want to win the MVP, because that would take away his motivation as being the underdog

    • KennyGotBandz

      Joker for MVP though

  • bokiboki

    I am from Serbia, thank you to everyone who supports jokic :)

  • Guerrini1975

    Thats a real MVP!!!!

  • Matej Petojevic
    Matej Petojevic

    And she calls it the Sambor shuffle smh, this mans getting disrespected on every corner

  • Damir Bojic
    Damir Bojic

    He is MVP.

  • Maksim Lozanoski
    Maksim Lozanoski

    Nikola Goatkic 🐐

  • Uli Peterson
    Uli Peterson

    best 41st pick of all time. and it's not even close.