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Nikola Jokic: "My Personal Opinion Is I’d Rather Win It With The Nuggets Than With Another Team.”

(via CBS Sports)

(via CBS Sports)

When talking about loyalty, there are few who fit the bill better than Nikola Jokic. The 26-year-old star, who has emerged as one of the top MVP candidates this season, is making a name for himself in Denver, as he elevates the Nuggets to contender status in the West.

Amazingly, he's yet another example of a big-name, high-talent player who chooses to stay with a small-market team. Speaking on the subject, Jokic himself described some of the mindset he has about possibly bringing a title to the franchise someday:

Nikola Jokic on a title pursuit in Denver: “If I win it with Nuggets... that’s gonna be (more) than if I go or someone else joins us... that’s even better, maybe someone joins us. My personal opinion is I’d rather win it with Nuggets than with another team.”

The Denver Nuggets haven't won a single championship in their history -- and Jokic is looking to change that.

As a well-rounded, versatile big man, he really is a jack-of-all-trades type of player who has helped put Denver on the frontlines of the Western Conference for the past couple of years. If he follows through and wins a title for the team, he may very well go down as the greatest player in franchise history.

At this point, it seems like he's more than committed to that cause.