WATCH: Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic Does His Best Hakeem Olajuwon Impression With Dream Shake

Published 04/08/2021, 2:15 AM EDT
Apr 7, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) looks to shoot the ball over San Antonio Spurs forward Drew Eubanks (14) in the fourth quarter at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports


The Denver Nuggets have been unstoppable with their seven-game winning streak in the Western Conference. They’ve even surpassed the Los Angeles Lakers in the standings, the team responsible for kicking them out in the conference finals last season. With a 33-18 record, the Nuggets are in the fourth spot in the West. Having just recently defeated the San Antonio Spurs, we also witnessed Nikola Jokic pulling off Hakeem Olajuwon’s Dream Shake.

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Nikola Jokic steals the show with his Dream Shake

The best part about the Denver Nuggets this season has been that even when they’re not having their best night, they manage to pull out victories and get results.

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Their matchup against the Spurs was no less than entertaining. Their dominance in the second half is what got them their win. In fact, they were able to rally past two of their stars, Jamal Murray and Paul Millsap, missing from the lineup. With their strong defense and Nikola Jokic putting up team-high 25 points, it was game over at 106-96.

Despite a strong defense to contain Jokic, he was able to pass through and get buckets. Then came the third quarter, when the Joker channeled his inner Hakeem Olajuwon and impersonated his famous Dream Shake. Hakeem used this move to wreak havoc in the league for almost two decades.

Nikola Jokic’ten DREAM SHAKE! 👀👌 pic.twitter.com/RFxo7NwaPe

— Her Şey NBA (@herseynba) April 8, 2021

Can the Denver Nuggets star get his MVP award?

Serbian big man Jokic could be en route to grabbing the first MVP award of his career. With 27 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 8.5 assists, he is nearly averaging a triple-double. Not only has he taken the Nuggets to new heights, but has made them relevant in the league again.

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The Nuggets’ adding Aaron Gordon and JaVale McGee has helped solve the issues that arose because of Jerami Grant’s absence. Along with Jamal Murray, the supporting cast of Denver is only making the case for Jokic stronger for MVP.

Apr 7, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) shoots the ball past Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) in the first quarter at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

He is competing with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard, LeBron James, and Joel Embiid for the honor. However, he is still leading the race right now. Do you think he is capable of bagging the MVP award despite his strong competition?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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