Nikola Jokic tells how Monty Williams surprised him at the NBA All-Star Game

CLEVELAND, OH – FEBRUARY 20: Nikola Jokic #15 of Team LeBron shoots the ball during the 2022 NBA All-Star Game on February 20, 2022 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and/or using this photograph, user accepts the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Evan Yu/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nikola Jokic made his fourth NBA All-Star Game this year. The 27-year-old Serbian center was part of Team LeBron that beat Team Durant in the All-Star Game.

The reigning NBA MVP scored 10 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and provided 8 assists in 21 minutes of play. But it wasn’t the game itself or other All-Star events that made him the winner. bigger impression.

It was Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams. He surprised Jokic by being calm and humble, someone he could talk to.

Via Kurt Helin of NBC Sports:

“If I take one thing away from this All-Star, it’s going to be Monty Williams,” Jokic said of the Suns/Team coach LeBron. “He touched me as a person. He’s a man, a human being, he’s calm, you feel like you can talk to him about anything. He surprised me with that.

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