Video: Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray play ping pong vs. fans
It’s not every day that you see a basketball player engaging in other sports. This is why fans were probably mesmerized with the fantastic table tennis game that Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray showcased one night in Denver. Monte Morris was out and about with the franchise player and the starting point guard when they got into a game of ping pong with their fans. Morris recorded the entire thing and showed Denver Nuggets fans their stars’ skills on a much smaller ball.
My boys Jamal and Jokic performing !!! 1st TEAM 🔒🔒🔒 pic.twitter.com/9TSEjQjYQy
— Monte Morris (@BigGameTae) September 26, 2019
Jokic showed outstanding game sense with the game. He didn’t give the fan any mercy and attacked her over and over again. Sure, his long arms gave him the advantage over his female opponent. However, it’s easy to see his confidence in his ping pong game by the way he handles the paddle.
Meanwhile, Murray had a more defensive approach to his game. Despite his opponent’s comparatively more aggressive strokes, he was able to return the attacks and eventually come up with the point.
It’s unknown as to whether a fan managed to beat them at the game, but it’s an impressive show of skill from the franchise’s two most important players.
The coming season is big for the Nuggets. They have enough quality in their roster to make it out of the fiercely competitive Western Conference. It’s not a bad idea for them to think about winning the Larry O’Brien Trophy themselves.
Moreover, they have impressive young talent coming in. Michael Porter Jr. is a forgotten name among casual fans, but the Nuggets faithful are looking to him to be the spark they will need to win games. Bol Bol and Vlatko Cancar are also equally intriguing rookies for the Nuggets.
Playing ping pong is not a bad way to relax before the arduous season begins. In fact, Jokic and Murray could maybe hold a team-wide ping pong tournamentt.