After winning back-to-back NBA MVP awards and nearly winning a third straight before qualifying for the NBA Finals this year, the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic has begun to build a resume that may ultimately be on par with some of the greatest of all time.
With Jokic now three wins away from leading the Nuggets to their first NBA title, he continues to build on his legacy, with some people starting to wonder where it all began for the perennial All-Star center.
During a recent appearance on All The Smoke with former NBA players Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Jokic’s agent Misko Raznatovic opened up about how and where he discovered the Nuggets superstar through Showtime Basketball.
Joker has been displaying video game numbers from the start🃏.
— SHOWTIME Basketball (@shobasketball) June 4, 2023
From the sounds of it, Jokic’s NBA career was about to not happen if Raznotovic didn’t see his stats in the log on a random day.
It’s crazy to think how this can happen around the world, especially overseas, when international play is only just beginning to have a real impact on NBA play.
Jokic is one of many international success stories in the NBA today, with a number of the best players in the league today coming from overseas, such as fellow superstars Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. .
Next season the NBA will see another potential international superstar emerge in the form of French phenom Victor Wembanyama, who will likely play for Gregg Popovich on the San Antonio Spurs, who is no stranger to international stars with Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.
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