Strahinja Jokić | Biography

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  • Full Name Strahinja Jokić
  • Birth Date Undisclosed
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace USA
  • Zodiac Sign Undisclosed
  • Occupation Undisclosed
  • Brothers Nikola Jokić and Nemanja Jokić
  • Net Worth Undisclosed
Elder Brother of Denver Nuggets Big Man Nikola Jokic

Strahinja Jokić | Biography

Has experience playing basketball

Strahinja Jokić is the elder brother of Nikola Jokic, a professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets.

Who is Strahinja Jokić?

Strahinja Jokić is the brother of Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic. He is the eldest among two brothers, Nikola and Nemanja. 

Strahinja has experience playing basketball in Europe. Nikola had even compared his brother's game with the NBA champion now turned analyst for ESPN, Kendrick Perkins.

The brothers regularly cheer their sibling, Nikola, at the Pepsi Center.

Nikola Jokic with brothers
Nikola Jokic with his older brothers, Strahinja and Nemanja Jokic. (Photo: Instagram) 

Who is Nikola Jokic?

Nikola was born on 19 February 1995 in Sombor, a small town in northwest Serbia. He stands at the height of 2.11 m.

Growing up watching and playing basketball with his two older brothers, Nikola started to adore the sport because of his brothers. At the age of 14, the basketball player used to watch NBA highlights of a few players including Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. He just used to watch their moves, but not the entire game.

When he was determined to make basketball his focus, he went to play professionally from his hometown to a bigger town. Nikola stayed there for six months and then went to his former Serbia club, Mega Lekhs. Eventually, three years later, he landed in the NBA.

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Horse Racing As A Hobby

At some point during his early life, Nikola was fascinated by horses and their elegance. Thus, he was also into horse racing. But, according to him, it was a hobby for him.

During his teens, he loved being with horses, cleaning them up, and riding with them. 

Nikola also raced some professionals, but he was just a starter. Nevertheless, he had one amateur race and scored fourth place. He performed well for a first-timer as all other drivers had good experiences and all other horses were much better than his horse.

'MVP Award'

The athlete recently earned his second straight 'MVP Award.'

He had averaged 27.1 points, 7.9 assists, and 13.8 rebounds on a team that was short of two max players, Jamal Murray (ACL) and Michael Porter Jr. (back). Jokic successfully guided the Denver Nuggets to a 48-win season. The team scored the No.6 seed in the West before facing defeat in five different games to the Golden State Warriors in the starting round of the playoffs.

"It's just remarkable what he's done," Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone recently stated about Nikola. But, he added, "I know that I'm very biased. I admit it wholeheartedly — the 'MVP' isn't even a competition. There's other great players, I'm not saying they're not great players, but what Nikola Jokic has done this year, with this team, with everything that we've had to go through, is incredible."

Jokic is eligible for a supermax extension which could ensure him around $254 million US over five seasons which would kick off from 2023-2024. The athlete would make a whopping $32.4 million in the forthcoming season.

The Athlete's Ejection

Nuggets big man Jokic was ejected from a game when he shoved his opponent, Markieff Morris. The event occurred during the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets game on 8 November 2021.

Several teammates partook in the dispute, including Jimmy Butler. Butler was witnessed haranguing Jokic from the sidelines.

Both older brothers of the athlete were present during the game and got involved throughout the altercations.

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