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LeBron James Nikola Jokic Source: Bleacher Report

Nikola Jokic broke the heart of LeBron James along with the Lakers Nation in the conference finals. Denver Nuggets blew Los Angeles Lakers away in Western Conference Finals. It was humiliating because the conference finals ended after four games. After all the miraculous turnaround, the Lakers could not display any contest against the new and eventual champions.

On the other hand, Nikola Jokic came very close to winning his third consecutive MVP title but lost to Joel Embiid. The same guy who came second to Jokic the previous two seasons for the MVP title race. But Nikola Jokic could not be happier winning the championship, finally. Now justifying enough, fans can start comparing the Joker with the all-time greats. Moreover, the Joker broke one unique record of the King.


The Joker Surpassed The King Last Season To Achieve A Special Feat

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Nikola Jokic LeBron James Source: ESPN

On the other hand, the Western Conference rival, LeBron James, has so many records under his belt that can very few players even dream of achieving. Recently, ESPN revealed a record of King James that the Joker broke this last season. In his glorious twenty years in the league, LeBron James holds the record of leading his team in points, rebounds, and assists in five different seasons. It was the previous best. But Nikola Jokic surpassed it last season. The Serbian great became the first player in the NBA league to lead his team in points, rebounds, and assists in six different seasons. Only an MVP-level player can achieve this feat.

Moreover, Nikola Jokic also became the first player to lead in the postseason in terms of points, rebounds, and assists. There is not much on the basketball court that Jokic cannot do. Moreover, the Joker has now established himself as an elite of the game. Who knows what record will this Serbian elite break in the future? But what makes this 2022-23 special is the fact that Denver Nuggets gave the perfect reply to all the doubters. Who knows if this Nuggets franchise can go on to build a dynasty like the Warriors? Moreover, it is certainly possible as long as the Nuggets keep the duo of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic happy. It is essential that they keep the core together.

The 2022-23 Season Belongs To Nikola Jokic And The Denver Nuggets

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DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 29: Jamal Murray #27 and Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets high five during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

It was all about Nikola Jokic the whole 2022-23 season. After all, he won back-to-back MVPs in the previous couple of seasons. Then the question was, will the Joker ever win a championship with the Nuggets? Before the last season, Denver Nuggets had never made it to the NBA finals in their franchise history. They came close in 2019-20 when they met the Lakers again.

But the duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis had the better of the duo of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. Hence, the 4-0 blowing away of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2023 was a classic revenge story. It was the first NBA finals for the Nuggets, and the Jokic-Murray duo led them to a 4-1 championship victory against the Miami Heat. Finally, Nikola Jokic answered the question if he could win a championship with Denver Nuggets. Moreover, he won the conference finals MVP as well as the Finals MVP.