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Nikola Jokic = Larry Bird in center's body

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by omgTHEpotential, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. omgTHEpotential

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    This dude is incredible. He's like a bigger (although slower) version of Larry Bird. Their passing isn't even the most similar quality. It's the ridiculous basketball IQ.

    And Jokic is only 22 in his second year. Bird was 23 in his rookie year.

    Now if Jokic can somehow get stronger and in a better shape, he'll be a lock for HOF.

     
  2. A_3PO

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    Just stop.
     
  3. napalm06

    napalm06 Fire Bill O'Brien
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    Larry Bird only WISHES he could drop 21 on the 2017 Boston Celtics!
     
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  4. omgTHEpotential

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    Not that far from his career average. 24ppg. But if you want a more impressive clip, here:

     
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  7. omgTHEpotential

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    He's like a young Marc Gasol right now.
     
  9. RudyTBag

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    No Larry Bird, but it's impossible not to LOVE his game. Exquisite basketball player.
     
  10. CometsWin

    CometsWin Don't Sweat the Technique
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    I gather you never saw Bird play.
     
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    love me some jokic.
     
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    In his 2nd season, Bird won a title, MVP, blocked a Jabbar sky hook and had an affair Princess Di.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    But but Bird was way quicker....;)
     
  15. RudyTBag

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    If Bird was on the Nuggets they would be a top 3 seed. That is how good Larry was.
     
  16. omgTHEpotential

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    I know dude, but it's fun to hype these young guns. Jokic isn't as good as Larry, but there's a lot of Larry in him. I was really waiting for a white player like that to show up in the NBA again. I can't relate to black players as much.
     
  17. RudyTBag

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    Not sure why you can relate better to a big ass Euro as opposed to a black guy, but okay I guess? :/
     
  18. omgTHEpotential

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    I'm not black, I don't know any black people, so I don't care much for them.
     
  19. RudyTBag

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    Are you Serbian? Do you know and Serbians?
     
  20. omgTHEpotential

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    Lithuanian. Don't know any Serbians. But I really like Jokic's game and the fact that he's white.
     
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