“He Throw It Back Better Than Half These B*tches Out Here”: NBA Fans React To Nikola Jokic Nearly Twerking At Tip-Off Against The Clippers

Published 12/27/2021, 6:30 AM EST
Nov 8, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) steals a pass intended for Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) as center Bam Adebayo (13) defends in the third quarter at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports


Nikola Jokic started twerking between the tip-offs of the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers game, making it a hilarious moment for Bill Kennedy to witness. Before throwing the ball in the air, he took a few moments to laugh as he resumed after taking a second to respond to Jockie’s actions.

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As Jokic seemed in a good mood from the beginning of the game, his performance indicated that he was on the court to secure the win. Sunday’s game ended with a 103-100 win over the Clippers after Jokic scored 26 points and 22 rebounds.

Jun 3, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) dribbles up court in the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers during game six in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports
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The Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic lit up the mood before their match against the LA Clippers

In his eight assists, Jackie becomes the first player to record 25 plus points in consecutive games and makes a lead with 20 plus rebounds as well as five-plus assists in consecutive games since Charles Barkley back in 1988.

Rob Perez tweeted a video of the tip-off and commented on the hilarious interaction between Jokic and Bill Kennedy. Chiefly, Kennedy didn’t quite know what to do with Jokic’s pre-game antics.

great moment to start this game in LA: Jokic tries to time the tip-off, but Bill Kennedy doesn’t throw it in the air so he ends up just standing there and twerking. Bill Kennedy needs a second to laugh before resuming.”

As seen in the above video, many fans commented on Jokie’s fun activities during the game, praising his fun-loving personality and giving suggestions on how he could improve his twerking skills. People started sharing his epic moments on social media. Some fans advised Ivica Zubac to lighten up due to his seriousness as when Jokic did the twerk, he seemed distracted, as seen in the video.

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It’s moments like these that make the game more exciting as players like Jokic never cease to lighten up the mood through their actions. Apart from Jokic’s victory against the Clippers, this moment caught every fan’s attention.

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Don’t forget to tell us what your reaction was to this scene. Also, tell us what you thought of Jokic’s performance against the Clippers.

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Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.

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