Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic able to go residence after successful NBA title

After tearing by the NBA Playoffs on his approach to a Larry O’Brien Trophy and Finals MVP, Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic simply needs to go residence.

With the championship parade tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Jokic confirmed his concern about having the ability to make it again to see his horse race this weekend.

“I’m gonna ask Josh [Kroenke] to provide me the aircraft,” Jokic stated whereas on the NBA TV panel postgame. “I’ll put him beneath the strain. I don’t really feel unhealthy in any respect.”

Kroenke, after all, is the Vice Chairman of the Nuggets.

It wasn’t the one occasion that the two-time MVP talked about going residence within the aftermath of Denver’s Recreation 5 victory over the Miami Warmth.

In his on-court, post-victory interview with ESPN, Jokic stated: “The job is finished, we are able to go residence now.”

Then whereas assembly with reporters throughout a press convention after the sport, the Serbian centre was requested if he was excited in regards to the upcoming parade.

“No. I have to go residence,” he stated after discovering out the tentative date of the Nuggets’ celebration.

Jokic is understood for his love of horses, spending much of his off-season tending to his more than half a dozen horses at his steady in Serbia — the place he accepted his 2021-22 NBA MVP award.

The 2023 Invoice Russell NBA Finals MVP averaged 30.2 factors, 14.0 rebounds and seven.2 assists within the five-game sequence in opposition to the Warmth whereas turning into the primary participant to steer the whole NBA in factors, rebounds and assists in a single post-season.

So it’s in all probability secure to say a visit house is well-deserved after the masterpiece playoff he completed up Monday evening.

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