On Sunday night against the Charlotte Hornets, Nikola Jokic nearly did it all for the Denver Nuggets. ALMOST. Unfortunately, the Serbian center missed a crucial assist that could have brightened a fan’s day. A fan attempted to give Jokic a fist bump as he was leaving the court and making his way to the locker room, but Jokic didn’t seem to notice and continued to interact with other spectators.
To be fair to Nikola Jokic, however, the fan in question initially appeared to seek a signature before choosing to take away his pen and simply want a fist bump. But the Joker was no longer staring at him at that moment.
all 10 of nikola jokic's assists vs the hornets, just because pic.twitter.com/JYX8O0hu9n
— Dan Favale (@danfavale) December 19, 2022
Furthermore, Jokic’s refusal to sign any autographs cannot be held against him in this situation. After a grueling game, he clearly felt exhausted and merely wanted to go to the locker room and rest. For the record, he played almost 40 minutes against the Hornets and finished with 40 points, an absurd 27 rebounds, and 10 assists. He also had two steals throughout the game for good measure.
The aforementioned fan might attempt once more later. The remainder of the Denver fan base, except the unfortunate Nuggets supporters, is understandably thrilled with Jokic’s performance.
He not only returned to MVP contention, but he also made history by pulling off a Wilt Chamberlain accomplishment not accomplished since 1968. The Nuggets are currently 18-11 on the year, which puts them in strong competition for the top spot in the West. They are only one game behind the top-seeded Grizzlies.