Nikola Jokić has taken the NBA by storm with his unique style of play and exceptional skill set. As a big man who possesses the passing ability and basketball IQ of a guard, Jokić has redefined the center position and become one of the league's most captivating players to watch.

During the 2023 NBA Finals, he cemented his greatness as an NBA Champion and Finals MVP.

If you love Jokić, you can start collecting his best Moments on Top Shot today.


Nikola Jokic can do it all on the offensive end. The Denver Nuggets All-Star bangs up against two-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert as he gets himself into position, then gracefully spins past the Utah Jazz center and finishes the play with an acrobatic reverse layup on January 31, 2021.


With his 6-foot-11 frame and impeccable vision, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić sees everything on the basketball court.

That includes the defensive end, where the 2020-21 NBA MVP shows brilliance rotating over for a game-winning, no-look block in a 95-94 win over the Houston Rockets.

The Joker did it all on both ends, contributing 28 points and 14 rebounds in the victory on November 6, 2021.


Look no further than at Nikola Jokić for a crash course in how the NBA has evolved in the modern era. With time fast expiring in the third overtime period of a match between the Denver Nuggets and LA Clippers, the do-everything big man draws the attention of two defenders 25 feet away from the basket. Despite the aggressive double-team, the 280-pound point center finds a passing lane and air mails a skip pass directly into the hands of Aaron Gordon in the far corner just in time for a game-winning triple on January 19, 2022.


The Orlando Magic had their sights set on overtime in the Mile High City. Nikola Jokić had other plans. Following an Orlando free throw that tied the game, the two-time reigning MVP stationed himself at the top of the key and waited for his moment to arrive. When Jamal Murray hit Jokić with a pass just inside the arc, the Joker took one dribble backward and drilled the step-back triple over Franz Wagner just before the buzzer to deliver the Denver Nuggets their 13th consecutive home victory. Jokić tallied 17 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists for his 12th triple-double of the season as the Nuggets prevailed 119-116 on January 15, 2023.


No matter who was guarding him, Nikola Jokić showed the Phoenix Suns that he’s still got another level to reach. After a long regular season of consistent brilliance, the two-time MVP dominated Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. Jokić got the best of Kevin Durant on a drive to the basket as well as a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer, and when the Suns sent Deandre Ayton or Jock Landale to try to slow him down, the Joker beat them too with a post-up from the low block and relentless drive in traffic. Jokić converted difficult floaters and even got a desperation shot from the foul line over Devin Booker to fall while absorbing a foul. No matter what the defense threw at him, Jokić had an answer, exploding for a career-high and franchise-record 53 points on 20 of 30 from the field and 11 for 13 at the foul line.

An All-Star five straight years, Jokić added four rebounds and 11 assists on May 7, 2023.

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