Jokic received 971 total points to claim the award. He had 91 first-place votes, which allocates 10 points to an individual’s tally. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry had the second-most first-place votes with five.
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James also appeared on the list. He received one fifth-place vote, giving James a total of one point on the final tally.
James tied with Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden and L.A. Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard with one point.
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Though James didn’t shine in the results, he added another achievement to his career because of that vote.
The vote means it’s the 18th-straight season James has received a vote for MVP, which is remarkable considering he’s been in the league for 18 years.
James has four total MVP awards. The last time he won was during the 2012-13 season when he played for the Miami Heat.
This season, James averaged 25.0 points, 7.8 assists, 7.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals while shooting 51.3 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from 3-point range and 69.8 percent from the free-throw line.
The 36-year-old forward missed 27 games this season because of an ankle sprain. James said the ankle never got back to normal despite his return later in the season, but he wants vengeance next year.