Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic reacts to being drafted by Team LeBron
It’s safe to say that the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic is happy that he’s suiting up for Team LeBron. Jokic was selected by LeBron James as part of his starting unit for this Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in Atlanta. He’ll be alongside James as well as fellow all-star starters Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
“That’s a pretty good team, I’m not gonna lie,” Nikola Jokic said (via Mike Singer of USA Today).
Told Nikola he was drafted to Team LeBron with Giannis, Luka, Steph and himself.
“That’s a pretty good team, I’m not gonna lie.”
— Mike Singer (@msinger) March 5, 2021
To say that Team LeBron’s starting unit is a monster line-up is definitely underselling it. Aside from having multiple MVP trophy-holders in James, Curry, and Antetokounmpo, he and fellow Balkan Doncic are both in this year’s MVP picture. Nikola Jokic is currently sitting at the third spot while the Dallas Mavericks young gun is at seventh.
Though they will have decent competition in Team Durant with the current MVP-race leader in Joel Embiid, Jayson Tatum, Bradley Beal, Kyrie Irving, and Kawhi Leonard – Team LeBron, powered by Nikola Jokic, is an early favorite to win on March 7.
Nikola Jokic, for his part, has been pretty good too this entire season. The Serbian has been pivotal once again for the Nuggets as he’s been averaging career-high numbers this season in points (27.3 per game), rebounds (11 per game), and assist (8.6 per game). He’s also already had nine triple-double so far this season which has put him in an exclusive club of players who’ve managed to post at least 50 career triple-doubles in their time in the NBA.
The Serbian has been one of the shiniest stars in the entire league this season and don’t be surprised if Nikola Jokic ends up being the brightest one when the 2020-21 regular season ends with him holding up the Maurice Podoloff trophy. There are so many plot twists left in the NBA season, but the idea of the Nuggets’ dynamic center collecting awards is no joke. The Joker might gain quite a haul.