The ongoing dilemma of Nikola Jokic: Will he play for Serbia in the Paris Olympics?

When Nikola Jokic was eliminated along with his Denver Nuggets of the Playoffs of the NBA by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the seventh game, one of the first questions that journalists asked him was if he was going to play with Serbia in the Paris Olympics. His response was. “I need to think about it“.

Shortly after, a piece of news on the social network X that was echoed by a Serbian media was talking about the confirmation that Jokic would be in the Games with your selection. However, the information caused the Serbian coach Svetislav Pesicresponded in another Serbian media,, to deny the news: “A Twitter journalist has published fake news…when the time comes they will have real information,” Pesic said.

And until it arrives, in Serbia, There will surely be speculation about whether the Nuggets center will attend the event and, mainly, the convenience of going or not. After all, Serbia is the current runner-up in the world in a championship, in 2023, which Jokic did not attend after winning the NBA title with the Nuggets. A year earlier, with ‘Joker’ on the team, they were eliminated in the Eurobaske quarterfinals by Italy. Of course, Jokic has a silver medal won with his team in the 2016 Games, although then he was not as influential in the game as he is now.

2024-05-22 16:57:15
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