Nikola Jokic breaks up Wilt Chamberlain’s 49-year-old record



It was no coincidence when Nikola Jokic won the Player of the Year award last season. In fact, this all-time record as the center proves the size of his star. Missing Wilt Chamberlain’s record is a milestone no one could have imagined.

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets
© Ezra Shaw / Getty ImagesNikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic Last season, everyone was surprised Second MVP award winner in a row. However, time puts everything in its place in time. early in the 2022-23 seasonAnd the Nikola Jokic He’s been piling up until a moment like this, with 21 points in every match so far, but no one expected him to break a point Record 49 years that was owned by the greats Wilt Chamberlain.

After the draft pick was in the second round, no one expected this kind of improvement Nikola Jokic made for his game. Not only because a file 7 feet, The Serbian had to adapt to a position that has evolved over the years thanks to the great players including Shaquille O’Neal, Which is probably the best example in the last 30 years or so.

In fact, this record was very difficult for him because the distance between these two players and the rest is amazing. For example, the third place with the most triple-doubles in NBA history is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who pulled out 21 Tripled in a 20-season careerHe is considered one of the greatest players in the game.

NBA: Nikola Jokic breaks the record held by Wilt Chamberlain over 49 years

No. 6 of The NBA’s 75 list of Wilt Chamberlain He was really a player ahead of his time. A talented player, with a gifted physique, and of course one of the best IQs in basketball during the early seasons of what is now known as National Basketball Association. In fact, during 14 seasons in the NBA, averaged 30 points with 23 rebounds per game, as a center. And from time to time he liked to be a playmaker too.

During that time period, Chamberlain scored 79 triples doubles, a huge feat especially when the time center at the time couldn’t get past the half-court. The game has never been as dynamic as it is today, which is why this record is so special. However, as Chamberlain did not have much help in his career. In fact, it was his last recorded trilogy February 17 1973 When he was playing for Los Angels Lakersagainst the Portland Trail Blazers. That night it stopped 17 pointswith 11 assists And the 31 follow.

Now, 49 years later, the three-point streak has been introduced, and of course the position of the center on the court has changed. The two-time award winning player in a row Nikola Djokic had to be the one to miss. Jokic plays for the Denver Nuggets, recorder 15 pointswith 13 defensive follow upAnd the 14 assists. Another wild performance of the Serbian player. Who is now the 6th most tripled player NBA history like that.

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