Watch Nikola Jokic’s Priceless Reaction to Learning He’s Averaging a Triple Double in the NBA

Watch Nikola Jokic’s Priceless Reaction to Learning He’s Averaging a Triple Double in the NBA

  • Nikola Jokic is now averaging a triple-double in the NBA
  • Jokic's 26 points, 18 rebounds and 15 assists saw his numbers for the 2022/23 move to 25.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 10 assists
  • The 27-year-old is on track to win his third straight NBA MVP award

Reigning NBA MVP, Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic had a perfect reaction when he learned he's now averaging a triple-double in the NBA.

In the Nuggets' recent game, which was against the New Orleans Pelicans, the 27-year-old put up 26 points, 18 rebounds, and 15 assists to improve his season averages to 25.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 10 assists per game.

He is shooting 63.8% from the field, 38.8 from deep and 82.5 from the free throw line.

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Jokic is leading the NBA MVP race. Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE.
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The Serbian has won the last two MVP awards, and he leads the race again this season. His superb performances have helped the Nuggets climb and solidify the top spot in the Western Conference.

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The 5x NBA All-Star is also aiming to become the first player since Larry Bird in 1986 to win three consecutive NBA MVP awards. He is currently on top of the NBA MVP ladder in front of serious candidates Joel Embiid and Luka Doncic.

If he continues with his eye-catching displays, the Michael Jordan Trophy will definitely be waiting for him at the end of the season.

Jokic reacts to triple-double news

Against the Pelicans, Jokic got his 16th triple-double of the season as the Western Conference leaders won 122-113. The win saw them improve to 35-16, with only 2022 NBA Finalists Boston Celtics with a better record.

After the game, he was informed that he is now averaging a triple-double. However, he had a subdued but priceless reaction. He said all that matters is the team winning.

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"Oooooooh. I mean it's nice of course. Again, it's not something that I'm striving to do. It just happened to be. I'm happy as long as we are winning games and teammates are happy around me."

The Nuggets are 16-0 when the 'Joker' records a triple-double. The 6-foot-11 center has 16 triple-doubles this season, per CBS Sports.

Fans reactions to Jokic's remarks


"As the starting center in the NBA, your job should be to anchor the middle defensively. Until he shows more on defense, he’s second to Embiid."


"Everyone else cares about Nikola Jokic’s triple doubles, he couldn’t care less about them. Dude just wants to play the right way and win the game."


"Jokic is the type of guy who might well fail to show up at his own Hall of Fame induction. Lol."


"One of the best players I’ve ever seen on the court. And clearly an even better human being."

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"Couldn’t think of better role model for young kids to follow. Very humble basketball player who happens to be very very good."

Jokic matches Chamberlain

Sports Brief earlier recently reported on Jokic entering rare company after his impressive 27-rebound triple-double display vs the Charlotte Hornets.

The reigning NBA MVP had 40 points and a career-high 27 rebounds and 10 assists.

is now the third player in NBA history to record at least 40 points, 25 rebounds and 10 assists in a game, joining the iconic Wilt Chamberlain, who did it four times, and Elgin Baylor.