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Nikola Jokic praises Dirk Nowitzki for his loyalty to Mavericks

Nikola Jokic praises Dirk Nowitzki for his loyalty to Mavericks

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  • Nuggets
Jan 04
SW Creative
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Denver Nuggets All-Star center Nikola Jokic expressed his admiration for former Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki following the Nuggets’ 103-89 loss to the Mavs on Monday night.

“He’s one of the few guys that was playing for one team their whole life, whole career,” Jokic said via Nuggets insider Mike Singer. “He won the title, he won the ring, and I really, really admire him. Basketball-wise he was really, really … like a killer,” Jokic said. “He had that instinct. He could give you 40, 50. He was unstoppable.”

Jokic, the reigning NBA MVP, had a double-double of 26 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds in the game. The Nuggets struggled against the Mavericks as most of their players are in the COVID-19 protocols due to the outbreak in the league recently.

Nowitzki played a key role in Dallas, similar to what Jokic has been doing for the Nuggets currently. The Joker has been averaging 25.7 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game that put him in the same conversation with other NBA superstars.

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    Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German former professional basketball player who is a special advisor for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association . Listed at 7 ft 0 in ,

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