Nikola Jokic Triple Double 32 Pts/18 Rebs/10 Asts Full Highlights (1/26/2019)

Nikola Jokic was listlessly taking part in the customary postgame ritual of fist-bumping and hugging players on the opposing team when Joel Embiid came up to him. However, when Jokic did quickly did his one-armed hug and tried to move away, Joel stopped Nikola from escaping by clamping his arm on Nikola’s back. “I’m gonna…

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Nikola Jokic 40 Points/8 Assists Full Highlights (1/13/2019)

Jamal Murray walked up to Nikola Jokic in the locker room after the game. “Hey Nik, some of us were gonna hit up the clubs tonight. You in?” “Nah, you guys go ahead,” Nikola answered. “I just want to relax tonight.” Jamal accepted this reasoning without complaint; after all, Nikola often declined to take part…

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Nikola Jokic Triple Double 18 Pts/14 Rebs/10 Asts Full Highlights (1/10/2019)

The group of Nuggets players walked through the tunnel back to their locker room, high fives and back-slaps proliferating. At the center of the group, and receiving most of the accolades from his teammates, was Nikola Jokic, who was grinning sheepishly. At that moment, everything seemed perfect: the team had won, the Nuggets were still…

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Nikola Jokic 35 Points Full Highlights (4/11/2018)

Nikola Jokic walked into the now-barren Nuggets locker room. He had been putting off this moment for days, like if he didn’t clean out his locker, the season could still be going on… the act of cleaning out his locker had a certain finality about it. There was no turning back after that, no returning,…

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Nikola Jokic Triple Double 30 Pts/15 Rebs/17 Asts Full Highlights (2/15/2018)

Nikola Jokic absentmindedly grabbed his mail out of his mailbox and walked into his house. His thoughts were focused on what he would do during the extended break that surrounded the NBA’s All-Star festivities: it was between playing video games all week to make a dent in his Steam backlog or lying around and doing…

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Jusuf Nurkic 19 Points/3 Blocks Full Highlights (1/22/2018)

Jusuf Nurkic sat in the back row of the team plane. The mood was subdued; they had just lost, and his teammates knew that this game had meant a lot to him. Occasionally one of them would glance back to where he was sitting by himself, see his stony glare, and quickly snap back to…

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Nikola Jokic 27 Points Full Highlights (12/22/2017)

Nikola Jokic walked into the locker room early, just as he did every road game. He found that the spartan accommodations of the visitor’s lockers got him into the right frame of mind better than anything. He saw the locker hastily marked “Jokic” and walked over, preparing his playlist of his favorite Borislav Mitic songs,…

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Jusuf Nurkic 25 Points Full Highlights (11/5/2017)

Carmelo Anthony lingered outside the Blazers’ locker room after the game. He thought he heard a commotion inside, and he knew it wasn’t proper postgame etiquette to barge in unannounced, so he decided to wait until a player came out. After a few minutes of waiting, a frazzled-looking Jake Layman burst out. Carmelo moved quickly…

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Jusuf Nurkic 28 Points Full Highlights (11/2/2017)

Caleb Swanigan approached Jusuf Nurkic after the game. “Hey, great game Nurk, Dame might have hit the game-winner but this win was all you, man!” Jusuf, who was seated at his locker, didn’t reply. He simply stared straight ahead, not moving or reacting to the rookie’s congratulations. Caleb turned to a nearby C.J. McCollum. “Yo,…

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Nikola Jokic 29 Points/8 Assists/5 Blocks Full Highlights (4/12/2017)

The Nuggets’ locker room was somber, with little of the joking and laughter that had characterized the space for the past months. One by one, Nuggets players were coming and going to pick up their last remaining possessions from their lockers. They all knew that some would be on different teams next year, that the…

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