'They're Full Of Shit' - Michael Malone, Calling Everyone A Liar Who Said Nikola Jokic Would Be A Great Player When He Was 300 Pounds
Yeah, I mean he ain't lying here. Nikola Jokic was drafted during a Taco Bell commercial. Nikola Jokic was out of shape and expected to be whatever. Instead he's the best player in the NBA right now. I know Embiid won MVP, that's cute and all. But the best player in the league right now is Nikola Jokic.
I can't help but laugh at Jokic. Everything he does is hilarious because he looks like he always just wants to take a nap. Yet despite him wanting to take a nap and look like he's ready to go bet on some horses, he's putting up historical stats. Close out game and he drops a 30/14/13 relatively easy. That's what makes Jokic great. There's no comparison. He has a little healthy Bill Walton, younger Arvydas Sabonis in his game, but we've never really seen a Jokic before.
He also gets it. Yeah he wants to win MVP, who doesn't, but it's not the important thing:
And this is what he looked like in summer league: