With the announcement of this 12 months’s MVP award voting outcomes, we are able to now safely say extra historical past was made by the NBA’s elite crop of worldwide gamers in 2020-21.
With Nikola Jokic successful the award plus Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Rudy Gobert and Ben Simmons cracking the High 12, we simply had the very best proportion of MVP votes ever go to worldwide gamers with 74.56 p.c.
That mark breaks the earlier report from 2006-07 when 64.16 p.c of MVP votes went to international gamers.
Dirk Nowitzki gained MVP that season whereas Steve Nash completed second within the voting, giving them the overwhelming majority of the votes for the award that 12 months. They have been joined by Tony Parker at No. 15 within the rating.
This season marks simply the second time in league historical past that worldwide guys beat their American friends in MVP votes, and contemplating the extent gamers like Jokic, Embiid, Antetokounmpo and Doncic are at, this could possibly be the start of a string of victories for the international expertise.
As can already be seen above, the share of MVP votes for worldwide gamers has gone approach up just lately, a development that will not be slowing down anytime quickly.