News Desk (AFP)
Belgrade, Serbia ●
Thu, June 10, 2021
Nikola Jokic is not your usual NBA Most Valuable Player — slightly doughy, not the quickest, media-shy and he rarely dunks.
His playing style is typical of the game developed in the former Yugoslavia described as “jazz basketball” — a style that relies on improvisation and individual creativity rather than speed and sheer power.
And the 26-year-old Nuggets superstar is also typical in another way: his calm, modest personality reflecting his background in rural northern Serbia.
The down-to-earth persona helped to bring