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