Nikola Jokic may have won the Denver Nuggets its first title in 47 years, but for him, it was just another day at the office.
The newly-crowned Finals MVP has been the subject of the Internet’s amusement for his nonchalance for every milestone made throughout the championship run. Broke a 56-year-old for the most triple-doubles made in the playoffs? Led the postseason in total points, rebounds, and assists? Become just the 11th player to win Regular Season and Finals MVP honors?
Who gives a crap? Not Jokic. In his own words, “It’s good. The job is done; we can go home now.”
The 28-year-old has made it known repeatedly that basketball is merely a side hustle, so much so that compilations exist which portray him as your average office worker who’s there to clock in and out. Jokic would much rather chill with his horses, his family, or both–the man prioritizes work-life balance, and who wouldn’t?
Plus, Nikola Jokic is approaching his 30s, and the idea of a championship parade exhausts him. “Nobody like his job, or maybe they do (they’re lying)” and “No, I have to go home.” are words from a guy who couldn’t care less if he’s an all-time great or how strangers in suits perceive his game on their debate shows.
And honestly, it’s a breath of fresh air.
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