The Denver Nuggets have built their project around Nikola Jokic.
Jokic is one of the most unique superstars in today’s game, and we’re not talking just about the way he handles himself on the basketball court, but also off it.
He’s humble, down to earth, and the ultimate team-first kind of guy, and it showed again with his response when asked about how he felt about making history in the NBA Finals.
Jokic became the very first player to record at least 30 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists in an NBA Finals game, but he claims it, honestly, didn’t mean much to him.
Joker 😂 pic.twitter.com/deZo6SaQZ8
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 8, 2023
That’s classic Nikola Jokic 101, and a response that would make Gregg Popovich or Bill Belichick blush.
Jokic has never been about the individual accolades or the recognition; he’s all about winning and taking care of business.
You won’t find many players with that same mindset.
They’d all talk about how humbled they are about making history and how that meant a lot to them and how they grew up dreaming of a moment like that; but not Jokic.
The Nuggets have now stormed right back to get the series lead and home-court advantage back in this series.
They ran the Miami Heat off their own court and never took their foot off the gas, this time being able to prevent another fourth-quarter comeback as it happened in Game 2.
There’s not much you can do against a player that’s able to do what Jokic does, and this series could end quite fast if Erik Spoelstra doesn’t find a way to slow him down.NEXT: Kevin Durant Speaks About Nikola Jokic’s Star Status