VIDEO: Nuggets star Nikola Jokic’s hilarious reaction to Shaquille O’Neal trying to speak Serbian
The NBA on TNT is never short of entertainment, mainly because of the banter between Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley. On Monday after Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to a Game 2 win over the Blazers, Shaq tried speaking Serbian to the Joker in an interview. Safe to say, the Nuggets big man was completely caught off guard:
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Shaq completed botched that Serbian sentence to Nikola Jokic. He had to adjust his headset because he was so confused. It was truly hilarious. It was a big game for the Denver superstar, dropping 38 points in the 129-108 victory against Damian Lillard and Portland.
The Nuggets fully exposed the Blazers’ lack of defense while also shutting down Dame in the second half. He erupted for 32 in the first two quarters, but Aaron Gordon guarded him in the final two periods and held the Blazers guard to just 10 points.
As for Nikola Jokic, it was the type of performance he needs to put forward every game if they’re going to win this series. There isn’t a lot of help offensively around him other than Michael Porter Jr because of Jamal Murray’s absence. Therefore, the Joker is certainly the key to advancing.
Meanwhile, Shaq also tried speaking Slovenian to Luka Doncic in January. He may not be doing it very well, but Nikola Jokic and the Mavs star got a real kick out of it.