The Denver Nuggets are on the path of creating history in the NBA. With their 4-0 sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers and their game 4 wins of 113-111, they are on the verge of winning their first NBA championship while advancing to the playoffs. All-time leading scorer of the NBA and Lakers player LeBron James was unable to shine against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets on the other side of the court.
But it was not just only the players who were battling it out on the court making headlines during the Western Conference finals. Amidst the tough matchup, Nikola Jokic’s brothers also had the spotlight on themselves, as fans were comparing their antics on the stands to the controversial Jackson Mahomes, the younger brother of Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.
Nikola Jokic’s brothers hog the spotlight
Nikola Jokic is a player unlike anyone else. With the way he commandeers the court for his team, this humble beast is a powerhouse of talent with the ball. And his performance during the Denver Nuggets’ historical run this season has been a testament to the skills and humility he possesses as an individual. He also won the Western Conference MVP Award because of his extravagant performance in the NBA.
But the spotlight during the series sweep against the Lakers was not only limited to the on-court moments. Nikola Jokic’s brothers Strahinja and Nemanja Jokic were making their own headlines off-court. After the game 4 win and the 4-0 sweep of the Lakers, the brothers were seen celebrating with Jamal Murray’s dad. Not only this, but we also saw Strahinja Jokic picking up Head Coach Mike Malone to celebrate this historic win.
Amidst the celebrations, the brothers also found themselves in the midst of criticism. After their game 3 victory against the Lakers, Jackson Mahomes found himself being compared to the Jokic brothers.
Are the Jokic brothers the Jackson Mahomes of the NBA?
Earlier during the game 3 matchup between the two teams, the Jokic brothers found themselves being criticized by fans after their trash-talking with Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson went viral. In a video that was shared online, we could see Strahinja Jokic tell Nicholson “See you next year” as both the brothers found themselves in an altercation after the Lakers’ Loss. This led a lot of people to draw a comparison of their antics to those of Jackson Mahomes in the NFL. The younger brother of Patrick Mahomes also found himself in trouble after his questionable antics went viral during the last two seasons of the NFL. Some fans even felt that Jackson was a better option than the Jokic brothers.
I would 100/100 times rather have Jackson Mahomes as my MVP’s brother than these two wanna be, Eastern BloClowns.
Do you think the Jokic brothers are like the Jackson Mahomes of the NBA? Or are their off-field antics during their brother’s game justified? Let us know in the comments below.