Nuggets appreciate triple-double threat Nikola Jokic even if he’s sometimes “an afterthought” |

Nuggets appreciate triple-double threat Nikola Jokic even if he’s sometimes “an afterthought”

Denver Post
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) runs upcourt after scoring against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Denver won 117-103. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Nikola Jokic

As veteran forward Paul Millsap conducted his media session Monday afternoon, Nuggets star Nikola Jokic sat a few feet away fidgeting, anxious to get his obligation over.

Jokic playfully yelled to the 20 or so reporters to hurry up so he could go on with his preparation for Tuesday’s Game 5.

“I want to say something good about him, but he’s over there,” Millsap quipped.

Told that he’d been scurried away to another interview, Millsap obliged.

Support Local Journalism

“Joker’s not your typical young guy,” Millsap said. “If you asked me what age he is, I’d think he’s 30. But then when you have a conversation with him and you watch him with his video games …” Millsap trailed off. “He knows what this moment is about.”

Read the full story via The Denver Post.

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Vail, Beaver Creek and Eagle Valley make the Vail Daily’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User