Nikola Jokic desperately wanted to be back home in Serbia instead of celebrating the NBA championship.
On Monday night, the Serbian big man led the Nuggets to their first championship in franchise history.
Despite the cause for celebration, Jokic was adamant that he wanted to be back home.
“The job is done, now we can back home,” Jokic told ESPN’s, Lisa Salters.
Hilarious postgame bite from Jokic:
Lisa Salters asks Joker how does it feel to be a champion?
“It’s good it’s good … the job is done…now we can go home now.” 😆 #nbafinals #BringItIn pic.twitter.com/9UyumcfaaU
— Alison Mastrangelo (@AlisonWSB) June 13, 2023
During the postgame press conference, Jokic hated the fact that he had to stay in Denver until Thursday for the championship parade.
“When is the parade? Thursday? No, I need to go home.”
Jokic asked if he's looking forward to a parade
*looks to PR*
"when is parade?"
No… I need to go home" pic.twitter.com/N5HGts3ZxB
— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) June 13, 2023
Videos of Jokic reluctantly popping bottles in the locker room went viral on social media.
At one point, Jokic drinking a beer by himself during the celebration became a meme on Twitter.
“They don’t know I just won a championship.”
— Jasmine B. (@jazzvangogh) June 13, 2023
"they don't even know i'm thinking about horses"
"nikola is definitely just thinking about his horses" https://t.co/kAaNqlr4vI
— Robby Kalland (@RKalland) June 13, 2023
jokic giving kawhi leonard a run for his money for funniest champion of all time https://t.co/ujNOloWsx5
— mop (@29th_Mop) June 13, 2023