After winning an NBA title, most athletes find themselves longing to hit Miami or Cancun or the Caribbean or wherever it is that millionaires go when they’re on vacation. Nikola Jokic, however, just wants to go home to Serbia.
No more than an hour or so after going viral for telling Lisa Salters mere minutes after reaching the pinnacle of basketball that the Denver Nuggets “get to go home now”, Jokic and his ultimate relatability were back at it again during his postgame press conference.
Apparently thinking he’d be able to hop on a private jet to his beloved motherland tonight, Jokic found out — in real time — that the Nuggets championship parade (that’s celebrating the franchise’s first-ever title, by the way) isn’t until Thursday, meaning he “can’t” leave until then.
Jokic’s reaction could only be described as complete and utter despair.
Nikola Jokic finding out when the parade will be, and saying he wants to go home 😂 pic.twitter.com/8umJGSiu8m
— Shane Young (@YoungNBA) June 13, 2023
Jokic has certainly earned the right to head back to Serbia as soon as possible as the 28-year-old big man put up historic numbers en route to leading the Nuggets to their first-ever NBA title, as he led the team in points, assists, and rebounds throughout the entirety of the postseason.
In the decisive fifth game (which finished 94-89 in favor of the Nuggets), Jokic lead the team in points with 28 and rebounds with 16, while also chipping in with four assists.
Still in the prime of his career, Jokic and the rest of the Nuggets will certainly be one of the favorites to win next year’s NBA title, too. That is, of course, is if they can actually convince Jokic to return from Serbia once he actually makes his way there.
You can check out Jokic’s full postgame interview below: