Gregg Popovich says Nikola Jokic is “like a reincarnation of Larry Bird”


Gregg Popovich complimented Nikola Jokic after the Denver Nuggets’ 132-126 win over the San Antonio Spurs, comparing center skills to Larry Bird and Moses Malone.“He’s like a reincarnation of Larry Bird. He does everything. He’s amazing, ”Popovich said.

Jokic finished the game with 25 points and 11 assists.

Popovich said his team didn’t have a defensive response to Jokic.

“He comes out and does a 3. He bounces the ball, there should be an NBA rule, you can’t touch it for yourself. He’s Moses Malone. You know he’s over there and he jumps about a quarter of an inch, then he hits it two or three times and then he gets it and he puts it back in place. It’s not all luck. He does it all the time. He’s awesome on the board, obviously maybe the best passer in the league. “


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