Talk about a man who knows how to separate his work life and his private life. He’s like the guy who turns off his phone as he leaves the office for the weekend and doesn’t check his email until he comes back in on Monday. Once the workday is over, that’s it. A true inspiration.
Unfortunately for Joker, that’s not really it. Because now that the Nuggets have won the title, there’s still a champion’s parade to look forward to in Denver. Except Jokić isn’t looking forward to it at all.
When Jokić was asked about the parade and told that it wasn’t until Thursday, you could see his spirits getting crushed right before our eyes:
Jokić was asked if he's looking forward to the Championship parade.
Well it turns out that after the game, despite winning the Bill Russell Trophy for being named NBA Finals MVP, the biggest honor of the Finals for an individual player…Jokic apparently didn’t even care enough to keep up with the trophy.
During an interview with NBA Today’s Malika Andrews, Jokic was asked why he didn’t bring his NBA Finals MVP trophy along with him.
And the answer? He doesn’t even know where it is.
“I really don’t know. I left it in [the equipment manager’s] room and it’s not there anymore. So I don’t know.”
WATCH: Nikola Jokic says he doesn’t know where his NBA Finals MVP trophy went 😂💀
"I really don't know. I left [the Finals MVP trophy] in Sparky [Gonzales's] room and it's not there anymore. So I don't know." pic.twitter.com/VSYYlTnHFG
Even after the game, Jokic didn’t seem to be too interested in toting the trophy around with him. During the postgame celebration, instead of keeping the Bill Russell Trophy clenched tightly in his hands, Jokic sat the trophy down on a table…and just left it.
Well have no fear: Jokic may not be overly worried about his MVP trophy, but Nuggets equipment manager Sparky Gonzales made sure that it’s safe, and is having the trophy cleaned ahead of the Nuggets championship parade on Thursday. (Seems they care more about the parade than Jokic does).
Rest assured, the Nuggets’ longtime equipment guru Sparky Gonzales has the trophy cleaned and detailed and it’s ready for Thursday’s parade. https://t.co/2p1NQYzNPS