Video: Nikola Jokic hilariously clowns Shaq in postgame interview
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal tried his best to say something to Nikola Jokic in the Denver Nuggets big man’s native language. While Shaq was translating his message using his phone, Jokic had a hilarious warning to the Hall of Fame center.
After the Nuggets’ 111-106 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday, Jokic joined the NBA on TNT crew for a little postgame fun. It turns out that Shaq wanted to greet Jokic in Serbian, with a little help of an automated translation.
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Jokic has never been shy in showing off his funny side during postgame interviews. So it’s no surprise that he went toe-to-toe with Shaq, who’s arguably the most entertaining NBA player in history.
Besides, the 26-year-old Jokic was named as a starter in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game. This marks the third time in his young career that he’s been selected. It would be interesting to see if he’ll end up with Team LeBron James or with Team Kevin Durant.
Who knew that a 41st overall pick would become one of the best big men in the NBA? Nikola Jokic is a great example that you don’t necessarily have to be athletic to survive in the NBA. All you need is some insane passing skills and a high basketball IQ. Plus, a sense of humor wouldn’t hurt.