Colorado and the rest of the States have been buzzing with the latest news about Denver Nuggets. Specifically, the NBA Star Nikola Jokic, has been in the running for being Colorado’s most outstanding professional athlete. In the spirit of this year’s NBA finals and recent series success for the Denver Nuggets, here are some random facts about Nikola Jokic!
1. Nicknamed ”Joker”, Nikola has the last name Jokic which was apparently hard to pronounce by former teammate Mike Miller. This ultimately created the moniker, ”Joker”.
2. Nikola Jokic has a passion for the show “Friends”.
3. Jokic was a second-round draft pick. When it happened in 2014, ESPN went to break. He was drafted during a Taco Bell commercial. Fortunately, the oddly-timed commercial wasn’t a superstitious sign of any kind.
Nikola Jokic got drafted during a Taco Bell commercial 8 years ago today 😂pic.twitter.com/9H1vjSIXM4— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) June 26, 2022
4. He was once injured off the court, suffering wrist inflammation from signing too many autographs.
5. He used to drink three liters of Coke daily, but he quit on his flight to Denver.
6. Jokic, 29, has been with his wife, Natalija, since they were teenagers. They got married in 2020 and have a daughter, Ognjena.
7. Jokic ties his wedding ring into his shoes for games.
8. Nikola Jokic has a home in Denver’s prestigious Cherry Hills Village neighborhood.
There are plenty of interesting facts about Nikola for fans to read up about her in this article by 9news. Regardless, Colorado residents are excited to see how the Denver Nuggets perform in the future and if they have what it takes to go all the way!
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