Nikola Jokic, the NBA Finals MVP and champion, has been spotted partying in Las Vegas after leading the Denver Nuggets to their first-ever title. A video that has gone viral on social media shows the Serbian star dancing to Soulja Boy’s ‘Crank That’, and other popular hip-hop songs, while surrounded by fans and friends.
The video, which was allegedly first posted on Twitter, has received millions of views and thousands of comments across social media platforms. Many people expressed their surprise and amusement at seeing Jokic’s moves, as he is known for his calm and reserved personality on the court. Some also praised him for enjoying his well-deserved vacation after a grueling season.
Jokic, who turned 28 in February, had a historic season with the Nuggets. He averaged 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 9.8 assists per game, while shooting 63.2% from the field and 38.3% from three-point range. He holds the record as the first center to win the MVP award since Shaquille O’Neal in 2000, and the first player in NBA history to win it as a second-round draft pick. He probably has the record as the lowest draft pick to win Finals MVP as well.
Jokic is not only a superstar in the NBA, but also a national hero in Serbia. His moves on the court are uniquely fluid, so it’s not surprising he has some decent dance moves at Las Vegas clubs. He is enjoying the glory of being an NBA champion, and the unofficial mayor of Denver.