Is Nikola Jokic Muslim Or Christian? Nuggets Star Religion- Ethnicity

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What is Nikola Jokic’s religion? Is he a Muslim or Christian? His fans are keenly interested in knowing his spiritual life as well.

Nikola Jokic is a Serbian professional basketball player who plays center for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He was born on February 19, 1995, in Sombor, Serbia, FR, Yugoslavia. The Nuggets star is famous for his nickname, The Joker.

Jokić developed a love of basketball early in his life, playing with his two older brothers. The brothers are friends with former NBA player Darko Milicic.

Denver Nuggets Center Nikola Jokic
Denver Nuggets Center Nikola Jokic (Source: Instagram)

He joined Denver Nuggets in the 2014-15 season. Jokic has been named to the All-NBA Team on five occasions.

Furthermore, he even won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.

Nikola was one of the contenders for winning the NBA Most Valuable Player in the 2022-23 season, but he fell short as Joel Embiid claimed the honor.

That did not stop him from performing well in the playoffs and leading the Nuggets to their first NBA championship.

Moreover, he became the first player in NBA history to lead the playoffs in total points, rebounds, and assists.

Nuggets Star Religion-Ethnicity

There has been a curiosity in knowing about Jokic’s religion. Without a doubt, he is a follower of Christianity. That means he celebrates Christmas as his major festival.

However, the Nuggets star is a Serbian, a follower of the orthodox church. He particularly celebrates Christmas with the older Julian calendar, unlike most of the Western world, which uses the Gregorian calendar. 

Jokic-The Joker
Jokic-The Joker (Source: Instagram)

For Serbians like Jokic, January 7 instead of December 25 is the day for the celebration. 

On December 25, 2022, an ESPN reporter wished Jokic Merry Christmas after the game. The player immediately answered, “It’s not my Christmas’, leaving the reporter momentarily confused.

From a religious point of view, the player was born to an orthodox Christian family.

In addition, his zodiac sign is Pisces, and his ethnicity is white.

Nikola Jokic: Family & Parents

Nikola Jokic was born to Serbian parents into a middle-class family. His father, Branislav Jokic, was an agricultural engineer.

He was raised with his two brothers, parents, and grandmother in a two-bedroom apartment.

Nikola With His Brothers
Nikola With His Brothers (Source: Twitter)

Strahinja, the oldest brother of Nikola, played basketball in Europe. Similarly, the second eldest brother, Nemanja, played college basketball at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Talking about Jokic’s mother, she stays away from the limelight. Nevertheless, she is the heart of the Jokic family, although she looks so tiny compared to her tall boys.

The NBA Star: Wife & Kids

The NBA star and his girlfriend, Natalija Macesic, married on October 24, 2020, in Nikola’s hometown of Sombor, Serbia.

The couple had been dating each other since the age of 16. Natalija has been a part of Jokic’s life since high school.

In September 2021, the couple welcomed an adorable daughter into the world whom they named Ognjena Jokic.

Regarding Jokic’s wife’s details, Natalija (born: January 4, 1995) is a Serbian psychologist.

Natalija received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from MSU Denver in 2018. 

She is known for keeping her personal life and relationship with Nikola private, but if you want, you can check her Instagram profile.

Nikola Jokic: Net Worth

Nikola Jokic’s net worth is estimated at $50 million as of 2024.

The player is now significantly impacting the league through his outstanding skills and performance. He is regarded as one of the best big men in the NBA.

Nikola Jokic
Nikola Jokic (Source: NBA)

He earns an annual average salary of $54.4 million under his most recent contract with the Nuggets.

In 2018, the basketball player agreed to a massive 5-year contract extension worth approximately $147 million.

The Nuggets then extended the contract on July 8, 2022, as he agreed on a new 5-year deal worth $272 million.

Ashish Lama
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  1. I don’t care whether he celebrates Christmas on the 7th or 25th. I’m just glad to hear he is a follower of Jesus!


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