Nikola Jokic is having a good birthday week. The Denver Nuggets center was named an All-Star starter on Thursday, celebrated his 26th birthday Friday and they’re honoring the local hero back in his home town.
Almost 6,000 miles from Denver, in Sombor, Serbia, around 6,000 school children got T-shirts with Jokic’s face and their city’s name on it.
All elementary school children in Sombor (around 6000) got a Jokic shirt yesterday. from denvernuggets
Around 50,000 people live in Sombor, which is what Jokic’s signature move — the Sombor Shuffle, a one-legged hopping fadeaway — is named after.
Jokic is averaging 27.4 points, 11.1 rebounds and 8.6 assists per game this season, his sixth, and will play in the NBA All-Star Game for the third year in a row. He is midseason candidate for MVP as the Nuggets are currently 15-13, holding on to the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference.
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