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Nikola Jokic - a Serbian NBA player whose professional career began way back in 2012, has been a dominant figure from his youth basketball days. Nikola Jokic developed an interest for playing basketball in his early days itself by playing with his two elder brothers, who were friends with former NBA player Darko Milicic.

Jokic is among the greatest passing big man in NBA history, and he exclusively plays at the center position. Nikola Jokic has been a very versatile scorer and his famous signature move "sombor shuffle" involves jumping off to his right foot before launching a high-arching fadeway.

Date of Birth: 19/2/1995
Age: 28 years
Height: 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 metre)
NBA Team: Denver Nuggets

As of March 2023, Nikola Jokic's net worth is estimated to be around USD 30 Million and notably he earns USD 29.5 Million per year under his most recent contract with Denver Nuggets. In 2018, he agreed to a massive 5-year contract extension worth approximately USD 147 Million.

Nikola Jokic's massive salary of USD 29.5 Million per year, means he earns USD 80,937 per day. Nikola Jokic through endorsement brands like Nike and Western Union earns USD 7,50,000 and overall his earnings after 7 NBA seasons is reported to be USD 151 Million.

Nikola Jokic with his net worth owns a luxurious car collection of five vehicles which includes yellow Lamborghini Aventador worth USD 6,70,000. Apart from that, he owns GMC Yukon Denali, Lamborghini Huracan, Mercedes Brabus G63 AMG and Porsche-Mansory Panamera Sport Tourismo as well.

Records and Achievements:
* Holds the record of having fastest triple-double in NBA history (14 mins and 33 secs).
* Third-fastest player to reach 50 career triple-doubles and only second center to do so.
* Only player to have 5,000 rebounds and 3,000 assists in his first 500 games.
* Highest single season player efficiency rating in NBA history (32.85).
* Highest single season player box plus-minus in NBA history (13.72).
* Only NBA player to reach at least 2000 points, 100 rebounds and 500 assists in single season.
* Won silver medal at 2013 FIBA U-19 World Championship as basketball team member. 
* Won silver medal at 2016 Rio Olympics.
* Most Valuable NBA Player in 2021.
* Five times selected in NBA All-Star (2019-23).
* Three times in All-NBA First team (2018-19, 2020-21, 2021-22).
* One time All-NBA Second team (2019-20).