Thursday May 12, 2022

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Harrison Wind @HarrisonWind
My favorite quote from Nikola Jokic today: “All those individual awards are people picking who wins it…a championship is something you win.” – 12:47 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nikola Jokic joked by saying he wants a cut of the money made by Taco Bell during their commercial that was aired when he was drafted. – 11:24 AM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic on the infamous Taco Bell commercial that flashed when he was drafted at No. 41:
“Hopefully I’m gonna have some percentage from the Taco Bell.” – 11:23 AM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Nikola Jokic:
“My daughter showed me there are more important things than basketball.”
He said she made him a better person; not a better basketball player. – 11:22 AM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
Jokic on his first season in the league:
“I was running around like a fly with no head.”
Protect this man at all costs. – 11:18 AM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic knows where his MVP trophies are: “I know where my last one is, and I know where the (crystal) ball is. It’s kinda heavy.” – 11:17 AM
Michael Singer @msinger
Asked Nikola Jokic how he celebrated his MVP:
“With some music and some beer. … and a little bit of rakija.” – 11:12 AM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
From how Jokic is talking during his MVP press conference, it seems he is more emotional about so many members of the Nuggets to come and see him in Serbia than the MVP award itself. – 11:10 AM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic: “To be honest, I don’t know that I inspire. I never thought about that.”
“… I was the 41st pick. … I’m not a bad person to look up to.” – 11:07 AM

Michael Singer @msinger
Good news: The crystal ball Nikola Jokic received was a nod to the NBA’s 75th anniversary. He’ll also be getting the traditional MVP trophy later.
Bad news: That’s more trophies to keep track of. – 8:18 PM
Chris Dempsey @chrisadempsey
So I think what this is showing pretty clearly is that, yes, despite general nonchalance toward winning the #NBA MVP, it in fact meant a lot to Nikola Jokic. There is so much more emotion from him in this video than we ever see.
And it is so cool. PM

TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
I’ll feel forever blessed to watch Jokic as much as I have. What a one-of-a-kind talent. His game is just pure basketball joy. – 7:07 PM

Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
With Nikola Jokic officially winning his second MVP, here’s his scouting report from my 2014 draft guide. I ranked him 27th and said he’d be a steal but who could’ve seen this coming? Not even the Nuggets. From the 41st pick to back-to-back MVP. Unbelievable. PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
There were 2 second-place votes for anyone not named Jokic, Embiid or Giannis. Voters agreed – everyone agrees – those were the 3 guys.
MVP shares past 4 years:
Jokic – 1, 1, 9, 4
Embiid – 2, 2, 7, 12
Giannis – 3, 4, 1, 1
Still looking for the disrespect. – 6:58 PM

Howard Beck @HowardBeck
For all the talk of “voter fatigue,” we’ve now had SEVEN instances of a player winning back-to-back MVP in the last 21 years:
Jokic (2021, 2022), Giannis (2019, 2020), Curry (2015, 2106), LeBron (2012, 2013), LeBron (2009, 2010), Nash (2005, 2006) and Duncan (2002, 2003). – 6:51 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
I’m still dying at Jokic being told that he is the 5th center to win back to back MVPs and his response was, “does Shaq not have two?”
Elite troll job. – 6:50 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
NBA MVP voting results:
Jokic: 65 1st place votes, 875 pts
Embiid: 26 1st place votes, 706 pts
Giannis: 9 1st place votes, 595 pts
Final ESPN MVP straw poll results:
Jokic: 62 1st place votes, 860 pts
Embiid: 29 1st place votes, 719 pts
Giannis: 9 1st place votes, 593 pts PM

Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic earned 65 first-place votes (875 points overall) Joel Embiid had 26 first-place (706 points overall). Giannis Antetokounmpo had 9 first-place votes (595 points overall). – 6:43 PM
TJ McBride @TJMcBrideNBA
This Jokic MVP interview in front of his horse stable is elite, legendary, mesmerizing, and any other adjective you want to throw out there. What a joy. – 6:42 PM

Gordon Gross @GMoneyNuggs
Laughing my ass off at Jokic doing exactly what all of us thought he was doing: harness racing his horses, doing this acceptance interview with the stable dog hacking up a hairball nearby. – 6:40 PM

Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
Nikola Jokic is the NBA MVP. He’s the 13th player to be MVP in consecutive seasons, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Larry Bird, Wilt Chamberlain, Stephen Curry, Tim Duncan, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Moses Malone, Steve Nash and Bill Russell. PM

Michael Singer @msinger
That’s Michael Malone, Ogi Stojakovic, Josh Kroenke and others from the #Nuggets contingent at the horse stable to celebrate Nikola Jokic’s B2B MVP. – 6:36 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
A Sombor Surprise 🥺
Josh Kroenke, Tim Connelly, Coach Malone, Felipe (head strength and conditioning coach), Oggy (director of player development), all made the trip to Sombor to deliver Nikola Jokic his MVP award.
You could see it in the video, Joker was emotional. – 6:35 PM

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