Not only is Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic one of the best basketball players on the planet, he also appears to be one of the funniest.
Now does having a sense of humor show up on stat sheets, or help players get into the Basketball Hall of Fame? No it does not, but when you do all of the other stuff that makes you an all-time great, and wins you championships, being funny is definitely a plus.
Jokic is probably one of my favorite NBA players, only because the jury is still out on whether or not he likes playing basketball. Most of the time when he’s asked about playing, the 7-foot tall center who plays like a point guard usually tells people he’d rather be training his race horses in Serbia.
Don’t believe me? Just watch this video of when he was asked about how much basketball he played during the offseason:
Nikola Jokic when asked how often he picked up a basketball this offseason:
The man touches a basketball maybe two or three times during the offseason, then comes back like he didn’t miss a beat and churns out triple-doubles like it is really nothing special. NBA fans have never seen a player like Jokic, and there’s a good chance we never see another person like him ever again.
Especially when he does things like he did last night, where he transferred his ability to see things before they happen out on the basketball court into his post-game presser, and brought and asked his own set of questions.
There is a short list of NBA players that could get away with this. Because Nikola is so beloved, everyone viewed this as a lighthearted, hilarious moment, whereas another player would most likely get dragged for doing something like this.
Jokic sat down in front of the media and opened up his self-questioning by saying:
“Actually I can just talk because I know what you are going to ask. Ready guys?”
He then proceeded to work his way through a number of different questions that he assumed the reporters would ask, and many of the media members can be heard laughing as he talks and answers his own questions for a solid two minutes.
Take a look:
The defense, the media…
Nikola Jokic is always one step ahead of those opposite him 😂