Jokic Rules Out Future Podcast Appearances Post 'Curious Mike' Interview

Serbian NBA Star Discusses Life Beyond the Basketball Court

by Nouman Rasool
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Jokic Rules Out Future Podcast Appearances Post 'Curious Mike' Interview
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In an era where athletes often seek the limelight, Nikola Jokic stands out as a refreshing anomaly. The Denver Nuggets' center, and a two-time NBA MVP, has made it clear that his focus lies solely on the court. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Jokic's appetite for fame and media attention is notably absent.

His recent podcast appearance alongside teammate Michael Porter Jr. on 'Curious Mike' has sparked a conversation about the Serbian star's unique stance in the glitzy world of professional basketball.

Jokic Critiques Fame's Intrusion

Jokic's candid revelations during the podcast shed light on his personal ethos.

Averse to the constant glare of public attention, he expressed his discomfort with the intrusive nature of fame. "Whenever you go to the bar, restaurant, some game, people are just taking their phones out and trying to record you.

I think that’s really, I’m going to say, rude," Jokic commented, highlighting his yearning for normalcy. This sentiment was further echoed when Jokic was quizzed about future media appearances. His response was unequivocal: "I don't think so." This brief but pointed reply, given at the 4:52 mark of the interview, encapsulates his desire to stay out of the public eye, focusing instead on his on-court achievements.

The Nuggets, currently third in the Western Conference with a 23-11 record, are just two games behind the leading Minnesota Timberwolves. Under Jokic's leadership, they aim to defend their 2023 NBA championship title, showcasing his commitment to the game above all else.

Jokic's post-retirement aspirations are just as grounded. Yearning for a life stripped of celebrity status, he dreams of enjoying simple pleasures like going to a bar or playing with kids, without the burden of fame. "To live in the moment like you said, like being a normal person," he reflected during the podcast, as reported by Basketnews.com.

Sporting impressive averages of 26.1 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 9.2 assists per game, Jokic remains a frontrunner in the MVP race. With a solid contract binding him to the Nuggets until the summer of 2028, his dedication to the team is unquestionable.

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