Nikola Jokic has turned out to be much better than every single Denver Nuggets fan ever thought he’d be.
He’s a two-time MVP, and some might argue that he’s done more than enough to be considered a future Hall of Famer already.
Nonetheless, as great and dominant as Jokic has been since entering his prime, former NBA great Dwight Howard would still choose himself over his colleague ‘all day, every day.’
Howard recently told Chandler Parsons and FanDuel TV that he’d chosen himself because he dominated every single rival with a smile on his face, prompting some laughter.
— FanDuel TV (@FanDuelTV) May 29, 2023
Truth be told, it seems like people forgot just how good and dominant Dwight Howard was in his prime.
He was undisputedly the best big man in the league, not to mention the best shot-blocker and rebounder.
However, as great as prime Howard was, and as much as he should be considered a first-ballot Hall of Famer, his game was nowhere near Jokic’s, and that’s not a knock on him.
They’re entirely different players who dominate at different crafts.
Howard was never the kind of big man to put the ball on the floor, let alone even attempt a shot from beyond a couple of feet.
Jokic has never been the kind of guy who’ll swat shots into the standings or jump off the roof with unmatched athleticism.
Fans may disagree with Howard’s take because of some recency bias, but we can just settle the debate by saying both dominated in their own way.NEXT: Denver Nuggets Post Message After Game 6 Of Celtics, Heat