The Denver Nuggets are living a magical moment after taking a 2-1 lead in the 2023 NBA Finals over the Miami Heat.
They know the job is far from done, but they should be feeling good about their chances knowing how well they played in their two wins.
Nikola Jokic has been on a tear during the entire playoffs and when the Finals started, he took it to the next level.
Everybody is in awe of Jokic right now, and teammate Aaron Gordon had the ultimate praise for the center.
Gordon explains that just like Magic Johnson, Jokic is changing the game with his abilities despite his size.
"[Nikola Jokic] is breaking that mold, kind of like how Magic Johnson did with the point guard position… Now, he's being dominant from 40 feet and everywhere on the floor."
Aaron Gordon on the Joker redefining the center position.
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Nikola Jokic was never known for being an athletic player.
But the Serbian star makes the game look easy and he is pretty good at it.
The things he does on the court aren’t easy and it takes a special talent to pull off what Jokic has done so far.
During his first appearance in the championship series, Jokic has played like he’s been doing this all his life.
He’s averaged 33.3 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 9.3 assists so far, taking the Nuggets to two wins over the Miami Heat.
In Game 3, he became the first player to record a 30-point, 20-rebound, and 10-assist triple-double in the Finals.
Jokic is simply on that level, and it’s hard to make a case against him being the best player in the world right now.
Winning the title will confirm what everybody knows, and it would be the perfect closure to his season.NEXT: Stats Show How Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray Dominated Game 3 Of Finals