Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets is now an NBA champion.
Because of that, many people are talking about where he ranks in the history of the league.
Many people think that Jokic could be the best center the Association has ever seen.
Stephen A. Smith agrees with that sentiment.
Speaking on First Take on Tuesday morning, Smith said that while he prefers players like Shaquille O’Neal, he cannot deny that Jokic is statistically the most skilled big man in NBA history.
— First Take (@FirstTake) June 13, 2023
There are so many reasons why Jokic is terrific, according to Smith.
Of course, his ability to score at a high volume is one thing that sets him apart from the rest of the centers in the league.
But there is more to Jokic than just that.
He is doing things that few other centers ever have.
Jokic just became the first player to lead in points, rebounds, and assists in a single postseason.
That alone is enough to secure him a spot in the history of the league.
Now that Jokic has reached the top of the NBA mountain, he will work hard to keep dominating the competition.
Jokic is going to be the most talked-about player in the league for the foreseeable future.
That means that many others will try to outdo him, outplay him, and take him down a few notches.
But he is performing at a level that few others have so it’ll be hard to top the reigning Finals MVP.NEXT: Former NBA Player Says Nikola Jokic Is 'Already A Top-5 Center'