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Offseason Nikola Jokic Has Arrived And This Time He's Living His Best Life By White Water Rafting

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If you were to try and guess what our first look of Offseason Nikola Jokic would be, my guess is the results would look something like this

1. With his horses/watching horses

2. Dancing in some sort of club with his shirt on/off


Ever since the Nuggets were eliminated after blowing a 20 point lead at home in Game 7 to the Wolves, as expected Jokic immediately went off the map. All we could do was wait until the first video of the offseason eventually hit the internet, which I think all of us had being one of those two options above.

Well, in the upset of the century, our first look at Offseason Jokic is....white water rafting?

Like all of these Jokic videos, every single one makes me laugh. There's just something about this 7ft basketball monster and widely considered best player on the planet doing normal ass shit that is just very funny to me. As a Nuggets fan this would have me a little scared because there's always the potential for disaster and he's not wearing a helmet or life vest or anything, but at the same time seeing Jokic living his best life while knowing once next season rolls around he's going to be giving you the same 25/13/10 on his way to probably his 4th MVP would have me very happy. 

And not for nothing, but white water rafting rules. Highly recommend it if you've never been. When I was in high school we went and did it on a class trip one year and it was very fun. Definitely better than you think it's going to be heading in, especially if the river does its job and gives you legit whitecaps/current etc. Hurts your ass like hell if there's a shallow rock/boulder that you go over, but that's part of the deal. It's exhilarating from start to finish. 

I'll tell you this much. I'm very relieved that we're getting videos of Jokic on a river enjoying himself instead of videos of him during a media session ahead of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. I'm sure Nuggets fans won't agree, but you had your chance.