Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is really a point guard trapped in a giant’s body. In the third quarter of Tuesday night’s home game against Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies, Jokic dropped a ridiculous between-the-legs pass to a cutting Bruce Brown, who put the cherry on top of that spectacular sequence with a dunk.
You just have to see it to believe it.
Jokic is INSANE 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/jY7bqE1TGT
— NBA Quick Highlights (@NBA_QHighlights) December 21, 2022
But even after watching the video over and over, what the Nuggets superstar can still feel unreal. Not many players, even point guards, have that kind of instinctive feel for the game. When he made that pass, Jokic showed once again that he can see things happen on the court before they actually occur.
Jokic positioned himself to provide Brown with a solid screen before passing the ball between his legs without looking all in one motion. That was perhaps the most insane part of that play — that Jokic did all that without any signs of interruptions or hesitation. He perfectly read the Grizzlies’ defense and came up with a plan to break it down in the smoothest of ways.
And on we go to some of the reactions on Twitter to what the Nuggets’ best player just did.
JOKIĆ WITH THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE FILTHY PASS
— Katy Winge (@katywinge) December 21, 2022
Jokic is the Most Skilled Center to ever touch the damn basketball. You can go argue with ya mama and Carry the hell on…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) December 21, 2022
WHAT DID JOKIĆ JUST DO pic.twitter.com/6JnhRywHqC
— Voja (@VojaMedic) December 21, 2022
JOKIC WHAT A PASS
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) December 21, 2022
Jokic can often make impossible assists look so easy. No wonder the Nuggets have one of the most efficient offenses in the NBA today because they let the two-time NBA MVP always have the rock to decide what to do with it. That plan rarely fails and when it works, it usually ends with magic.
NIKOLA JOKIC IS NOT HUMAN
Instantly flicks a pass from KCP backwards BETWEEN HIS LEGS to Bruce Brown on the cut for the dunk.
Holy crap.#Nuggets pic.twitter.com/Vm7WNLL0yQ
— Joel Rush (@JoelRushNBA) December 21, 2022
"OH LOOK AT THAT PASS ! LOOK AT THE FINISH! WHAT A PLAY! WHAT DID WE JUST SEE THERE? MY GOODNESS! WOO! IT'S A CIRCUS INSIDE THIS BUILDING TONIGHT!" -Kevin Harlan on a ridiculous through-the-legs, no-look bounce pass from Nikola Jokić. 🏀🔥🪄 pic.twitter.com/YOOkJGACVZ
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) December 21, 2022