Who are Nikola Jokic’s parents?
All you should know about the parents of two-time MVP Nikola Jokic.
Nikola Jokic, also known as ‘The Joker,’ is not just the best center in the NBA right now but also holds the 2021-22 season MVP. The Serbian star revolutionized the position with his unique combination of elite scoring, rebounding, and passing. He is the first center to win the MVP award since the big man Shaquille O’Neal did it in 2000.
Jokić grew up in a small apartment in Sombor, Serbia, with his parents, grandmother, and two older brothers. His brothers were the ones who introduced him to basketball, and he quickly developed a passion for it.
Jokić had a historic season in 2020-2021 season, as he lead the Denver Nuggets to the third seed in the Western Conference. He averaged 26 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists per game then. He even beat out Steph Curry and Joel Embiid for the MVP honors. Jokić is also dominating with 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 9.8 assists per game in the 2022-23 season and is again contending for another MVP title.
Who are Nikola Jokic’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Branislav Jokic?
Nikola Jokić was born in Sombor, Serbia, on February 19, 1995. His parents, Branislav Jokic and his wife, whose name is not public, raised him with his two older brothers, Strahinja and Nemanja. The brothers are very supportive of Nikola and often attend Nuggets games to watch him play.
Jokić did not start playing basketball until he was a teenager. He loved riding horses and being outdoors as a kid. But as he grew to be 6’11, his parents encouraged him to try basketball, and he soon fell in love with the game. He has become one of the best players in the NBA and has earned more than $150 million in his career so far.
Jokić will make even more money in the future, as he signed a five-year, $272 million contract extension that will start after the 2022-2023 season. That will bring his total career earnings to over $420 million. Jokić will likely have another opportunity to sign a big deal before he retires from the game.
Who is Nikola Jokic’s wife, Natalija Mačešić?
Nikola Jokić and Natalija Mačešić have been a couple since their high school days in Serbia. They moved to the United States together and have supported each other’s dreams. Mačešić is also an athlete, having played volleyball at a junior college in Oklahoma before pursuing higher education.
Jokić and Mačešić got married in October 2020 in Sombor, Serbia, Jokić’s hometown. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ognjena, in September 2021. Jokić is not only a proud father, but also a wealthy one.