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one of the all time greats deserves his own thread.

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Thursday, 29 December 2022 17:15 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsE3ZcQ25Zw

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Thursday, 29 December 2022 17:15 (one year ago) link

from hollinger’s column:

The thing about the NBA MVP award is that only one person can win it, which makes things a bit problematic when multiple players appear to be having MVP-caliber seasons.

I wrote about this dilemma a year ago, when three players had bonkers campaigns that would have made them runaway winners in any normal year. Instead, Nikola Jokić narrowly won a second straight MVP award over Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Granted, we’re not even halfway through the 2022-23 season yet, but this year’s MVP traffic only seems worse. To wit:

Boston’s Jayson Tatum has been the best player on the league’s best team, automatically bestowing MVP equity. And this isn’t on the same level as the “You have to consider Devin Booker because the Suns won 64 games” vibe of a year ago. Tatum legitimately has a case for being the best player this time around, as a two-way menace averaging 30.9 points per game for the league’s best offense. He punctuated his candidacy with a 41-points-on 22-shots tour de force against mighty Milwaukee on Christmas.
Kevin Durant has spent the past month reminding everyone how amazing he is. Durant is averaging 29.3 points on 68 percent true shooting since the beginning of November, and his defense has been on par, if not even better than his offense. The Nets have won nine straight to pass Cleveland and Philly in the standings and are breathing down the necks of Boston and Milwaukee for the top spot. At age 34, Durant has also played in 33 of Brooklyn’s 34 games and is third in the NBA in minutes.
Luka Dončić is an offense unto himself for a short-handed Dallas team, one that is ninth in the NBA in offensive efficiency despite having virtually no shot-creation anywhere else on the roster. On top of his ever-widening array of tricks, feints and pivots in the basket area, Dončić has massively increased his free-throw rate in his fifth pro season while shooting a scalding 58.1 percent inside the arc. He’s third in the league in PER, second in scoring and second in BPM despite the near-constant attention from defenses.
Giannis? No, he didn’t go anywhere. The Bucks superstar is fourth in scoring, leads the league in free-throw attempts and remains a monstrous presence for the league’s fifth-ranked defense despite a dip in his PER to “just” 28.1 so far.
Embiid is still here too. He got off to a slow start, but quickly made up for lost time, to the point that he now leads the league in scoring. A lack of durability could again work against him – he has already missed eight games – but at his current rate, it might not matter. Embiid’s December splits are truly ridiculous: 35.9 points, 50 percent from 3, 86.4 percent from the line, 65.8 percent true shooting, more assists than turnovers and eight straight wins for the Sixers. He’s also played every game since Nov. 28.
All of this would make for an amazing five-way MVP race! How we do choose?

Except for one inconvenient fact … the Joker.

The two-time reigning MVP is still here, clowning fools in slow motion with no-look passes, impossibly soft running floaters and all the other random cool stuff he does that seems impossible for a huge ground-bound guy until he does it.

Here, have a Smitty from your opponent’s giant center:

That’s from Nikola Jokić’s 41-point, 15-rebound, 15-assist triple-double against Phoenix on Christmas night, which was notable mostly for how unremarkable it seemed. He was just kind of having a regular game for him and ended up compiling these stats. At 24.4 points, 11.0 rebounds and 9.4 assists per game, Jokić has an outside shot at averaging a triple-double for the season.

The NBA hasn’t had an MVP three-peat since Larry Bird (1984-86), and those of you suffering from Joker fatigue in the MVP vote will need to do some soul searching again this season. Jokić’s PER of 32.2 not only leads the league, but also nearly matches last season’s career high. His 12.4. BPM leads the league by a wide margin … and it’s also higher than his first MVP season.

His 68.5 percent true shooting? Well, it doesn’t lead the league, but it does for medium- to high-usage players (anyone over 20 percent) and it is easily the best mark of his career. Durant is choking on his dust back at 67.3. There’s a good reason for this: Jokić has cut back sharply on taking 3s after hitting 33.7 percent a year ago, flinging them barely half as often as last year to instead move to his comfort zone from midrange. (Fun stat: Jokić is shooting 61 percent this season on midrange shots, according to Cleaning the Glass. What?!?!)

His 45.7 percent assist percentage? No, that doesn’t quite lead the league. Dončić and Indiana’s Tyrese Hailburton are still slightly ahead of him. But, did I mention Jokić is a center? His rate is nearly twice that of any other five (Embiid is next at 24.4), and yes, is a career high for a player who already was cemented as the best passing big man of all time before the season tipped off.

All of this would be easy to write off were it not for one other inconvenient fact: Jokić’s team is also in first place in the West at 21-11, a half game ahead of second-place New Orleans.

The biggest argument against the Joker the past two years – and the biggest reason voter fatigue was likely to get in the way of a three-peat – was that the Nuggets were good, but not among the league’s elite, winning 47 and 48 games, respectively. Well, what now? What if they finish first in the West, with the team still hemorrhaging points any time Jokić leaves the floor? This year’s Nuggets have a whopping TWENTY-FIVE-POINT differential between having Jokić on the court (plus-11.3 points per 100 possessions) and off it (minus-13.6 points).

No amount of staggering or tinkering has seemed able to fix this, although the Nuggets’ recent stretch of seven wins in eight games has seen more stability from the second group. If they finish first in the West with the team going instantly into tire-fire mode anytime Jokić leaves the floor, how could he not be the MVP?

There’s still more than half a season to play and torrents of water left to go under the bridge. Injuries will inevitably scratch a few names from the race. Slumps may do so as well; the Nuggets are hardly ironclad with their half-game lead atop the West, especially given that they rank only 11th in net margin of victory and 25th in defense. (Jokić, for all his positives, is not exactly an imposing rim protector; he has good hands and positions himself well, but to date, his greatest defensive accomplishment has been mastering the kick-ball violation.) And maybe Durant renders all this discussion irrelevant by averaging 35 a game during a 20-game win streak or something.

But the Nuggets’ unexpected appearance at the top of the standings, despite still trying to incorporate Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. through an uneven first half of the season, makes for some interesting conversation for the second half.

The presumption heading into the season was that Joker fatigue would take over the MVP race, and voters would shift toward rewarding a player whose team was at or near the top of the standings.

But what if that player turns out to be Nikola Jokić?

k3vin k., Thursday, 29 December 2022 19:51 (one year ago) link

they shouldnt have given it to him last year now they cant give it to him this year, his best season

lag∞n, Thursday, 29 December 2022 19:54 (one year ago) link

there's an understandable urge to vote for someone new, but as k3vin's article indicates, that vote's going to split badly among four or five other players and the joker might just win again based on that

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Thursday, 29 December 2022 20:14 (one year ago) link

it's a long season

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thinking-basketball/id1428290303?i=1000591786808

enjoyed this deep dive into jokic, one mind blowing stat is that this year the nuggets have 11 fewer assists per 100 possessions with jokic on the bench, which I guess is the best of all time, other leaders on the list are like peak nash lebron curry etc seasons

k3vin k., Monday, 2 January 2023 00:34 (one year ago) link

I think there’s a reasonable chance that in terms of impact on wins and losses jokic is significantly better than his basic numbers indicate, might be even better than being a 2 time MVP might suggest, just my thoughts

k3vin k., Tuesday, 3 January 2023 00:55 (one year ago) link

Feel like you could say that for the handful of mvp level dudes in the league but I get your point.

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Tuesday, 3 January 2023 05:01 (one year ago) link

thats why everyone wants the big dogs

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 January 2023 15:21 (one year ago) link

theres also a thing where denvers roster just really doesnt work without him in there

lag∞n, Tuesday, 3 January 2023 15:23 (one year ago) link

Very random but I can't stop thinking about how the other night Nikola Jokic jumped to try to create space between him and Bam Adebayo.

No fake pass from Jamal Murray or anything. Just jumped to try to trick Bam, then ran to the ball.

Gonna call this the "Joker jump." pic.twitter.com/PJ2nttyCHm

— Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) January 4, 2023

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Wednesday, 4 January 2023 23:34 (one year ago) link

ha got em

lag∞n, Wednesday, 4 January 2023 23:55 (one year ago) link

him and kornet should start a cheerleading school

Bruce Brown, last 2 seasons...

31-for-57 (54.4%) from the right corner.
12-for-59 (20.3%) from the left corner.https://t.co/ejDRStYnU9https://t.co/2YxCnuFdcJ

— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) January 7, 2023

gonna use this as a nuggets thread

k3vin k., Saturday, 7 January 2023 16:45 (one year ago) link

faked me out in slomo while i was expecting something crazy

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS JOKIC pic.twitter.com/aWNRj59h51

— Steve Jones Jr. (@stevejones20) January 10, 2023

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 January 2023 02:22 (one year ago) link

Love those kinda slow mo 360 dribble moves, luka does does a lot

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 January 2023 02:43 (one year ago) link

yeah good for husky boys who can give a lil bump at the end of the spin and get their shoulders by

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 January 2023 02:49 (one year ago) link

14-11-16-1-1 tonight. ON 5 SHOTS (5-5 fg, 1-1 3p, 3-3 ft)

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 10 January 2023 04:45 (one year ago) link

what on earth lol

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 January 2023 05:15 (one year ago) link

that’s truly silly it is making me laugh thinking about it

Clay, Tuesday, 10 January 2023 05:52 (one year ago) link

I missed 95% of the game due to a flight but it’s a sort of line Ive seen plenty of times from jokic (ok, the perfect shooting triple double is only something he’s done once). it’s a thing he does when he doesn’t respect the opponent in my viewing experience

k3vin k., Tuesday, 10 January 2023 06:27 (one year ago) link

also does anyone know if anyone keeps stats on opening tips? jokic has to be bottom 10% at that, seems like I never see him win one lol

k3vin k., Tuesday, 10 January 2023 06:28 (one year ago) link

alright maybe I’m way off base because according to “degendata.com” the nuggets win 70% of their tips?

https://www.degendata.com/games/20230109

k3vin k., Tuesday, 10 January 2023 06:35 (one year ago) link

Nuggs vibe check

“This is the best locker room I have been a part of.”

-Bruce Brown on the Nuggets roster. He said they spend off nights together, play Call of Duty and other stuff.

— T.J. McBride (@TJMcBrideNBA) January 10, 2023

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 January 2023 06:47 (one year ago) link

Nugs vibes seem good but let’s not forget that Bruce Brown’s previous NBA locker room experiences are the Pistons and Nets

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 10 January 2023 13:53 (one year ago) link

haha yes

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 January 2023 15:50 (one year ago) link

true lol

k3vin k., Tuesday, 10 January 2023 17:22 (one year ago) link

wow this locker room is great theres no kyrie or james harden in it

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 January 2023 18:15 (one year ago) link

i now realize that was a bad post i apologize

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 January 2023 19:25 (one year ago) link

lol it does seem like the vibes are good tho

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 January 2023 19:28 (one year ago) link

I think having a chill guy like jokic who is also a world-beater leading the team is a formula for good vibes. his teammates legit revere him

k3vin k., Tuesday, 10 January 2023 19:29 (one year ago) link

its true saw a bones interview where he seemed legit amazed at jokers humility, like it was something he hadnt even considered possible

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 January 2023 19:31 (one year ago) link

yeah I watch a lot of local segments they show on the league pass streams and it’s a borderline cult

k3vin k., Tuesday, 10 January 2023 19:46 (one year ago) link

you are in a cult kev seek help

im a beacon of light (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 January 2023 19:46 (one year ago) link

I seek help from jokic only he will save me

k3vin k., Tuesday, 10 January 2023 19:49 (one year ago) link

lmao

lag∞n, Tuesday, 10 January 2023 20:40 (one year ago) link

joks bruv

two biyombo pick and roll finishes to start out, nice

k3vin k., Thursday, 12 January 2023 03:15 (one year ago) link

the torrey craig redemption show part 2

k3vin k., Thursday, 12 January 2023 03:21 (one year ago) link

The best 1:42 you will spend today 😂 pic.twitter.com/NcTSjiSin0

— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) January 14, 2023

k3vin k., Saturday, 14 January 2023 22:01 (one year ago) link

Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe are such Nikola Jokic fans/supporters/believers.

They can’t help themselves when talking about Nikola, they are like little kids on Christmas morning when they talk Jokic.

Love it. @Adam_Mares @HarrisonWind @DLineCo @BrendanVogt #Nuggets pic.twitter.com/jqZxs5mn5M

— JB Denver Sports (@JB_DenverSports) January 14, 2023

k3vin k., Saturday, 14 January 2023 22:58 (one year ago) link

No cap like I am wearing no hat

8-6-5-1 in 10 mins of the first quarter

k3vin k., Monday, 16 January 2023 01:43 (one year ago) link

JOKIC. BANGARANG!https://t.co/UuwxYJmnXx pic.twitter.com/qM43q7xXBd

— Wobkola Jokić (@WorldWideWob) January 16, 2023

big shot big honey

k3vin k., Monday, 16 January 2023 03:37 (one year ago) link

he's somehow so chill

symsymsym, Monday, 16 January 2023 05:23 (one year ago) link

just don’t dunk on him

Nikola said he told Bol after the game: "If you dunk one more time on me, I'm gonna F him (up)."

— Mike Singer (@msinger) January 16, 2023

k3vin k., Monday, 16 January 2023 05:28 (one year ago) link

Great pass, comical shot pic.twitter.com/2jQntQmEVa

— Taco Trey Kerby (@treykerby) January 18, 2023

four square ups... no punches thrown (Spottie), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 17:00 (one year ago) link

lowe:

With the Orlando Magic, Gordon was miscast as a wing. Orlando was overstocked with bigs. Gordon had ambitions of LeBron James-style ball dominance. Over several roster mutations, none of it worked. Across the league -- even within Orlando -- insiders wondered: Why couldn't Gordon access his inner Draymond Green? He could be the superstar role player every good team needs!

How wonderful when experience and luck put someone in the right place to fulfill their destiny at the moment they are ready to accept it. Gordon is the perfect support player for Nikola Jokic, and he's enjoying a career season: 16.5 points, 7 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 59% shooting -- 37.6% on 3s, and 65% on 2s.

As a leaper with size and anticipation, Gordon is an ideal target for Jokic -- on cuts, and leaking out in transition. But Gordon is doing so much more than dining on Jokic's passing genius.

He's been vicious as a post-up scorer, and defenses are starting to send help -- even when Gordon doesn't have a size mismatch. Denver's trusting Gordon to make the right plays:

He still gets to run some pick-and-roll, and has great chemistry with Jokic. The Nuggets have averaged 1.33 points when Gordon shoots out of the pick-and-roll or dishes to a teammate who fires -- No. 1 (!) among almost 200 ball handlers who have run at least 75 such plays, per Second Spectrum.

Gordon's supplementary passing has been a big boost. He's heaving accurate outlets, leading fast breaks, and pinging smart extra passes around the perimeter. The Nuggets have sets for Gordon to facilitate from the elbows. What are you supposed to do here -- with Gordon holding the ball at the right elbow, Jokic setting a down screen for Bruce Brown at the left elbow, and ace shooters in each corner?

On defense, Gordon can guard all five positions. His pinpoint rotations and shot-blocking are essential in Denver's demanding scheme.

Gordon has a real All-Star case.

k3vin k., Friday, 20 January 2023 15:41 (one year ago) link

jamal is doing his best jokic impression: has 12-9-9-2 3 mins into the 3rd quarter. would be his first career triple double

k3vin k., Saturday, 21 January 2023 03:29 (one year ago) link

jokic has 33-16-11-6-2 and just checked back in

brony james (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 12 March 2024 03:08 (two months ago) link

gee, I wonder who deserves the mvp this season?

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Tuesday, 12 March 2024 03:12 (two months ago) link

Jokic did it again lol. Fake ties his shoe so the Nuggets have time to review a play https://t.co/1CLd1pAxth pic.twitter.com/DeRe0MpbOO

— Amit Mann (@Amit_Mann) March 12, 2024

brony james (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 12 March 2024 14:11 (two months ago) link

Great quote from Michael Malone.

"Jamal Murray and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope both at the scorer's table said to me, let Reggie [Jackson] ride. Let [Christian Braun] ride. This group is playing well."

"Part of our culture is being selfless. Getting over yourself."

— Matt Brooks (@MattBrooksNBA) March 14, 2024

vibes are quite good

brony james (k3vin k.), Thursday, 14 March 2024 02:52 (two months ago) link

One dribble. pic.twitter.com/asvxlbcnXy

— Katy Winge (@katywinge) March 16, 2024

284 pound jokic leading this fast break sheesh

brony james (k3vin k.), Saturday, 16 March 2024 03:48 (two months ago) link

2012 nuggets were cooking with jet fuel pic.twitter.com/k5HCZPihs7

— z - Molly Smith (@MollySm62661288) March 16, 2024

wistfully remembering the white gazelle era

brony james (k3vin k.), Saturday, 16 March 2024 03:55 (two months ago) link

I want to play on this team

Most highlight filled night of the season. Amazing assists. And ones. Self alley oops off the glass. Record breaking 3s. Multiple no looks passes It had it all. pic.twitter.com/vij7SG7ou7

— will jones ⚒️ (@Will_d_jones) March 22, 2024

infinite wiggles (Spottie), Friday, 22 March 2024 17:11 (one month ago) link

the most ethical team

brony james (k3vin k.), Friday, 22 March 2024 17:53 (one month ago) link

joyous

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Friday, 22 March 2024 18:14 (one month ago) link

how frequent are backboard self-alleys in reg season, really? is there any stat that would find that assist and scorer same?

schrodingers cat was always cool (Hunt3r), Friday, 22 March 2024 22:43 (one month ago) link

dont think they give an assist for it, def seems like its becoming more common tho, it used to be a real curio

lag∞n, Friday, 22 March 2024 22:45 (one month ago) link

the nuggets of denver are 15-2 since the all star break

brony james (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 26 March 2024 22:10 (one month ago) link

(which is good)

brony james (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 26 March 2024 22:11 (one month ago) link

Has anyone tried Jokic since? pic.twitter.com/fLYtK2vhl3

— NBAinthezone™️ (@NBAinthezone) March 26, 2024

while I don’t condone violence…this is for sure an interesting inflection point

brony james (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 26 March 2024 23:16 (one month ago) link

jokic's game is all finesse and his personality is pretty easygoing, but soft he is not

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Tuesday, 26 March 2024 23:24 (one month ago) link

I LIVE for these conversation about Nikola Jokić pic.twitter.com/9onlgybDFB

— Katy Winge (@katywinge) March 28, 2024

is this the only good player pod?

brony james (k3vin k.), Friday, 29 March 2024 10:55 (one month ago) link

I've seen a lot of talk from other fan bases about why the Nuggets play Jokic with the starters so many minutes to juice his plus-minus.

It's not to juice his plus-minus.

It's to quite literally keep the Nuggets from bleeding out. pic.twitter.com/1nI0NQ8qVK

— Ryan Blackburn (@NBABlackburn) March 29, 2024

this is legitimately obscene

brony james (k3vin k.), Friday, 29 March 2024 19:23 (one month ago) link

Jamal Murray will not play tonight for Denver.

Malone says he’s getting better but Murray isn’t ready to go out and compete at the level the Nuggets need him to quite yet.

It’s a combination of ankle, shins, and knee bothering him.

— Katy Winge (@katywinge) March 29, 2024

if malone starts reggie I’m calling the police

brony james (k3vin k.), Friday, 29 March 2024 23:51 (one month ago) link

lmao brunson/hart arguing about the location of the lower defensive box

call all destroyer, Saturday, 30 March 2024 00:28 (one month ago) link

wonder if thibs listens to the pod

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 March 2024 00:30 (one month ago) link

he should have just called in, probably could have cleared things up

call all destroyer, Saturday, 30 March 2024 00:31 (one month ago) link

that would be a good bit

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 March 2024 00:39 (one month ago) link

Jesus, they looked bad last night.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Saturday, 30 March 2024 16:41 (one month ago) link

yeah they’re tired and disengaged. jokic is banged up and the only other guy in the rotation who can plausibly create off the dribble is reggie. time to just pull the plug on the season and focus on health

brony james (k3vin k.), Saturday, 30 March 2024 16:46 (one month ago) link

I mean, there is Braun, too, but the whole team just looked exhausted and out of sync last night. They had, what, a dozen turnovers? I guess if there is an upside it's that the remaining games of the season are relatively easy.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Saturday, 30 March 2024 16:48 (one month ago) link

braun has no meaningful off the dribble creation skills. he will make a play here and there but he’s not someone you can have fill in as a creator. to his credit he’s a very smart player who knows his skill set and wojt try to color outside the lines much. he’s a very good defender of course

brony james (k3vin k.), Saturday, 30 March 2024 16:50 (one month ago) link

I was really hoping we’d see strawther get some meaningful minutes just to see what he could give us but it’s probably too late to even try now

brony james (k3vin k.), Saturday, 30 March 2024 16:51 (one month ago) link

One of the reasons we've seen Nikola Jokic's shooting efficiency drop is because of WHEN in the shot clock he attempts a shot.

Jokic has attempted 165 shots with under 4 seconds on the shot clock this year, which is 27 more than anyone else.

Jokic has attempted 204 shots with… pic.twitter.com/JLnMSwUGwz

— Ryan Blackburn (@NBABlackburn) April 2, 2024

kind of wild he’s got such a lead in both time chunks

brony james (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 2 April 2024 14:40 (one month ago) link

maybe he should shoot more earlier in the clock

lag∞n, Tuesday, 2 April 2024 14:43 (one month ago) link

Best Passer in the Association pic.twitter.com/Vn4ZCjP3bj

— Swipa (@SwipaCam) April 3, 2024

!!

brony james (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 3 April 2024 03:02 (one month ago) link

Huge progress in Nikola Jokic's quest to get a 3-shot foul called: NBA's L2M Report says this was an "incorrect call" should have been ruled a shooting foul.

"The illegal contact occurs during Jokic's shooting motion and should have been assessed as a shooting foul." pic.twitter.com/3GjYehtJcy

— Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) April 3, 2024

justice!

brony james (k3vin k.), Thursday, 4 April 2024 01:14 (one month ago) link

I noticed Coach Malone and Peyton Watson hugging at the end of the Nuggets game last night. PWat explained and I loved this answer:

“He’s had so much patience with me and he’s put a lot of confidence in me so I just wanted to share a moment with him to let him know I’m ready.” pic.twitter.com/Iq8c2628x2

— Katy Winge (@katywinge) April 11, 2024

watson is a ++++ makeup guy

brony james (k3vin k.), Thursday, 11 April 2024 22:11 (one month ago) link

Fits are laid out for Round One.

🎟 https://t.co/DQveMx4S74 pic.twitter.com/L7K5PX18SV

— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) April 18, 2024

the 5280 jerseys in a potential game 7 ;_;

brony james (k3vin k.), Thursday, 18 April 2024 21:36 (one month ago) link

embarrassing

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Thursday, 18 April 2024 21:58 (one month ago) link

jersey schedule

Clay, Thursday, 18 April 2024 22:20 (one month ago) link

I’m fucking weeping laughing, he’s cooler than everyone else in the league and he’s a gigantic Serbian shaped like a Nintendo Switch https://t.co/xpKeNpXZHm

— AK Lingus (@aklingus) February 28, 2024

Clay, Sunday, 21 April 2024 03:30 (four weeks ago) link

Its beautiful pic.twitter.com/HjOjbaDsbm

— PFT Commenter (@PFTCommenter) April 23, 2024

this play will go down in nuggets lore: extremely i’ll-advised 3pt foul grifting attempt from jokic -> once in a lifetime save from AG into a perfect pass to MPJ -> game tying 3 with 2 defenders collapsing on him at the same time

brony james (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 23 April 2024 04:59 (three weeks ago) link

Luck is a skill

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Tuesday, 23 April 2024 06:21 (three weeks ago) link

NEW Brother of Nuggets star Michael Porter Jr, Jevon Porter, arrested for DWI

Comes weeks after other brother Coban was sentenced to prison for killing a woman while driving drunk

His other brother Jontay was just banned from NBA for life for gamblinghttps://t.co/G0klgnBfAh

— Marc Sallinger (@MarcSallinger) May 1, 2024

what the HELL man?

brony james (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 21:28 (two weeks ago) link

what is going on with this fam

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 22:07 (two weeks ago) link

Religion

il lavoro mi rovina la giornata (PBKR), Thursday, 2 May 2024 01:19 (two weeks ago) link

The Denver Nuggets pic.twitter.com/wMDJy5o1hp

— RK (@RyanKoenigsberg) May 11, 2024

brony james (k3vin k.), Saturday, 11 May 2024 04:20 (one week ago) link

probably my fav and most memorable jokic move/shot

"He's the one." Hakeem Olajuwon pic.twitter.com/yLVDmHzbxI

— Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) May 15, 2024

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 21:10 (five days ago) link

that was insane the one where he drove baseline and hit a i guess reverse hook shot was good too

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2024 21:18 (five days ago) link

This is hilarious😭 pic.twitter.com/MKU0QzGZHp

— Hoops (@HoopMixOnly) May 15, 2024

this is so good

brony james (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 15 May 2024 22:48 (five days ago) link

heard lebron was incorporating shirtless karaoke into his offseason routine

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 May 2024 23:01 (five days ago) link

https://www.nytimes.com/athletic/5495107/2024/05/15/nuggets-team-dinner-aaron-gordon/

So, what did Gordon do to deserve an exile from off-nights of camaraderie and fine dining with his basketball brothers? He was the only player who didn’t make it to the dinner in Minneapolis on Thursday night when the Nuggets’ title defense was on the brink after those disastrous first two games against Minnesota. The gathering was just what they all needed to brighten the darkest of moods.

You know what happened next. The Nuggets started playing like the Nuggets again — chief among them (now) three-time MVP Nikola Jokić — and took Game 3 in dominant fashion. As such, with the basketball gods having deemed this dinner the secret to all that ailed them, the decision was made that Gordon would not be allowed to attend until their good fortunes came to an end.

So they wined and dined without him at the same restaurant again on Saturday night, then tied the series 2-2 the following evening at Target Center. Gordon, in turn, will now find himself flying solo in Minneapolis yet again. And truth be told, he couldn’t be happier about it.

I'm not mad... in fact I'm laughing about it

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 16 May 2024 17:07 (four days ago) link

its a cold world

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Thursday, 16 May 2024 17:38 (four days ago) link

he needs to be better

lag∞n, Thursday, 16 May 2024 17:51 (four days ago) link

in sportsblab radio a local 50 y/o, reasonably dignified host told of riding an elevator in a jokic singlet when— on strolled joker.

host described wanting to die, but bravely making the smallest of smalltalk. as they partied ways, jokic said matter-of-factly, and way off topic, “it’s too small” and strode away.

well below the otm mendoza line (Hunt3r), Thursday, 16 May 2024 18:12 (four days ago) link


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