‘A Joy to Watch’: Golden State Warriors’ GM Risks a Tampering Fine to Praise Reigning MVP Nikola Jokic

Published 10/08/2021, 6:58 AM EDT
Jan 14, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) controls the ball as Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman (33) guards in the fourth quarter at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports


Golden State Warriors are undoubtedly one of the most successful teams in the Western Conference. With a juggernaut like Stephen Curry leading the side, the Dubs under head coach Steve Kerr are slowly but surely reasserting themselves as a contender.

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The Warriors surely are one of the most unique sides in the game and play a very fluid brand of basketball. With quick passing and lethal shooting, the Dubs at their best can leave defenses scratching their heads.

This was pretty apparent in the five-year run the Warriors had where they made it to 5 NBA Finals consecutively and won three NBA championships  in the process.

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Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers reveals he is a big fan of Nikola Jokic

While the Warriors are finding their feet, one of the teams who have emerged with an entertaining brand of basketball is Mike Malone led Denver Nuggets. Led by an excellent point center like Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets have become one of the sleeper contenders.

In a time where other teams are pretty careful of their statements because of the excessively severe tampering rules, Warriors’ Bob Myers recently turned some heads with his comment. In a recent presser, Myers was all praises for reigning MVP Nikola Jokic.

It is easy to see why Myers loves to watch a player like Nikola Jokic. In an era were centers are becoming more and more agile and are a dominant force physically, the Joker approaches his game with finesse.

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Although he is his team’s most prolific center, he often does not push the ball through like other point centers. Not only does he have incredible vision and passing, he is also an amazingly efficient scorer for the team.

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Although the Nuggets won’t let the Serbian move away from the team, the prospect of seeing him in a Warriors’ team would be an absolute spectacle for the NBA.

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With his passing combined with the play-style of Steve Kerr, the Dubs’ would undoubtedly become a contender. Do you think the Golden State Warriors’ can pair up Stephen Curry with Nikola Jokic in the near future?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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