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Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic has a tasty game. He was even named the league’s MVP last season.
However, his appearance isn’t quite as mouth watering.
With a buzz cut, baby doll face and a complexion that mirrors fresh snow, the 6’11, 284 pound Serbian isn’t exactly known as a sex symbol. And both he and his coach know it.
“Nikola Jokic is not sexy,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said Tuesday, via Malika Andrews. “His wife might disagree.”
Michael Malone gave reporters a good laugh in his pregame comments. He said that Nikola Jokic may be one of the more disrespected MVPs. When asked why, he said: “Nikola Jokic is not sexy. His wife might disagree. But if you are a true student of the game you appreciate him.”
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) January 12, 2022
Malone’s comments followed questions about the lack of respect shown to the reigning MVP almost every night. He may not look sexy, but Jokic’s numbers and talents are sure attractive to the right people.
“If you are a true student of the game, you appreciate him,” Malone told Andrews.
Jokic himself isn’t concerned about how others view his game.
“If they don’t respect me, I like it. If they respect me, I like it,” he said, via Joel Rush.
He’s even less worried about his supposed lack of sex appeal. When asked about Malone commenting that he’s not sexy, the Joker responded, “I like it. He’s not lying.”
For the season, Jokic is averaging a tantalizing 25.5 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists.
Sexy? Maybe not. Satisfying? Absolutely.
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