After a spectacular Game 2 performance to lead the Nuggets to a 2–0 series lead over the Suns, Nikola Jokić and his daughter shared an adorable moment as the reigning two-time NBA MVP left the court.
Before walking down the tunnel, Jokić stopped to wave at his wife Natalija and daughter Ognjena. TNT cameras captured Ognjena appearing to point to her ring finger, in reference to the Nuggets star chasing his first-ever league championship. Nikola Jokić cracked a smile and pointed to his own ring finger before heading to the Nuggets’ locker room.
Here’s the full video of the priceless moment:
Nikola Jokic and his daughter shared a moment after Game 2, pointing to their ring finger ❤️ 💍 pic.twitter.com/XQWJrDHtuV— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 2, 2023
Fans on Twitter loved the interaction.
If the suns don’t win it, let the nuggets win it all. Jokic is special and deserves one https://t.co/nlqg2xazND— Brandon (@ThyCallMeBrando) May 2, 2023
How can anyone hate this man? https://t.co/ctfU2j19Hs— Boy Named Dana (@Smallball303) May 2, 2023
Jokić had earned the chance to celebrate after a magical Game 2 performance. His 39 points and 16 rebounds helped will the Nuggets to a 97–87 win, with 26 of those points coming after halftime to help Denver rally from a 2-point deficit at the break.
Game 3 of the series is Friday in Phoenix at 10 p.m. ET. My only request? More camera time for Ognjena and the rest of the Jokić family for the rest of the playoffs.