Jokic's NBA MVP a win for hoops-crazed nations outside US

The influx of international talent was former Commissioner David Stern’s vision. He saw the NBA as a global entity and insisted the league grow internationally.

LONDON, UK — Maybe it’s the ćevapi, or the souvlaki, or the mbanga soup.

Whatever it is, there’s no denying the tinge of international flavor when it comes to the NBA elite with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic winning the league’s MVP award for a second straight season Wednesday.

Jokic made it four straight MVPs for foreign-born players.

The Serbian big man beat out two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of Greece and the reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks and

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