Erik Spoelstra Shuts Down Question About Nikola Jokic, Fans Guess Why

Erik Spoelstra

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The Miami Heat found a way to tie up the series with the Denver Nuggets in Game 2. Nikola Jokic still had a monster game, but it wasn’t enough.

Erik Spoelstra turned heads during his postgame press conference though, as he shut down a question about the Nuggets’ superstar.

The reporter wasn’t even able to ask her full question about “turning Jokic into a scorer or a passer.” Spoelstra shut her down and provided an explanation after calling the question “ridiculous.”

Here is Erik Spoelstra’s full response to the question about Nikola Jokic.

It’s a reasonable question that’s maybe worded poorly. But at the same time, the Heat head coach makes a solid point. Jokic is arguably the best player in the world right now. So, it’s hard to imagine any game plan forcing his hand.

Additionally, it’s not like Nikola Jokic was shut down or anything. The guy still scored over 40 points on the evening. However, his assist totals were way down than usual, as he only recorded four of them.

Of course, NBA fans everywhere had something to say about this back and forth. Some fans are confused by Spoelstra’s comments while others gained more respect for him.

It’s crazy how the Nuggets are winless this postseason whenever Jokic scores 40+ points.

Erik Spoelstra is a no nonsense kind of guy.

Some Heat fans are glad to see the team not giving the Nuggets any reason to feel more energized.

Game 3 should be an exciting matchup as the series heads to Miami.

Based on how Game 2 played out, this series might be closely contested throughout. Tune into the next game on Wednesday, June 7 to see who wins a pivotal Game 3.