No matter who you are or what team you play for, the MVP debate affects us all. Just ask Chicago Bulls big man Nikola Vucevic.

Ahead of the NBA’s Friday slate of games, Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is the clubhouse leader for the award.

The Serbian center is averaging 26.4 points, 10.9 rebounds, 8.4 assists, and 1.4 steals nightly for a Western Conference contender.

His case for MVP seems pretty concrete on its face. And yet…

If you’re not familiar already, Nick Wright of Fox Sports 1’s First Things First lit NBA Twitter ablaze on Thursday.