“I’ve Never Seen This – Kevin Garnett Reveals Why Nikola Jokic Is Different Compared to All The NBA Players Including Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird
The success of Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets in 2023 has allowed more people in the basketball community to observe and appreciate the Serbian superstar’s skills.
Fans have been blown away by Nikola Jokic’s exceptional performance, as he averaged 30.1 points, 13.5 rebounds, 9.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game during the 2023 playoffs. Even though Kevin Garnett recognized Jokic’s talent way back, he is still surprised by the Serb’s down-to-earth and modest nature.
Kevin Garnett on Nikola Jokic
“Joker looks like the most humblest motherf****r I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen a player who’s won the NBA championship and he was just dormant. He was more into his daughter… He’s a one-of-one. I’ve never seen this. I’ve never seen the championship picture being taken with your best player in (the) third row of the picture,” Garnett said on the Ticket and The Truth podcast.
When a team wins a championship, the star players usually take centre stage, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s natural for them to want to be in the spotlight as the main attraction. This, however, is not Nikola Jokic’s mindset. Instead than focusing on his individual accomplishments, he prioritises the team and frequently acknowledges his teammates. This distinguishes him in an era when many athletes are focused on developing their personal brand. Jokic, as Kevin Garnett phrased it, is absolutely one-of-a-kind.
KG and Paul Pierce react to Jokić’s reaction to winning the NBA Finals.
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Jokic has an unique mindset
Kobe Bryant dedicated his life to basketball and saw it as the most important thing but Jokic has a different outlook. Basketball isn’t his main interest in life, he says; it’s just something he’s good at. Jokic has also claimed that winning a championship isn’t the most important thing in his life.
Even if Jokic hadn’t won the title after making these comments, his victory speaks for itself. It’s quite fine to have other goals in life, and what truly important is putting in hard work and effort in your chosen sector when the time comes, as Jokic has done throughout the years.