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Finalists for the 2023-24 NBA MVP Award Revealed

Published April 22, 2024 at 11:08

The NBA recently unveiled the top contenders for the 2023-24 Most Valuable Player award, featuring Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets. The award, now named the Michael Jordan Trophy, honors the league's standout player. Jokic, a prominent figure from the Nuggets, finds himself among the top three finalists once again, having previously won the MVP title for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons and coming in second last season to Joel Embiid.

This nomination marks a significant first for both Doncic and Gilgeous-Alexander in their careers as MVP contenders. Should Jokic secure the MVP title this season, he would join an elite group of players with three or more MVP awards, including legends like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James. On the other hand, a win for either Doncic or Gilgeous-Alexander would be their first MVP honor. Notably, Gilgeous-Alexander was in the running for Most Improved Player last season, highlighting his rapid ascent in the league.

This season also ensures the continuation of a trend, as it will mark the sixth consecutive year that the MVP has been an international player—this is the longest streak in NBA history. Past winners include Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jokic himself, with Joel Embiid securing the title last year.

The MVP, along with other postseason awards, is decided by a panel of sports reporters and broadcasters based solely on performances during the regular season. Voting concluded last week just before the start of the play-in tournament, and the NBA will begin announcing the winners in the days ahead.

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Finalists for the 2023-24 NBA MVP Award Revealed

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