Nikola Jokic’s shock statement on his arrival in the United States
Now well established in the NBA, where he regularly mixes in the race for the MVP, Nikola Jokic has not always been so comfortable. The Serb has thus revealed an anecdote about his arrival in the United States a few years ago …
Nikola Jokic has been regaling us with his talent in the NBA for 7 seasons. XXL version of Larry Bird according to Gregg Popovich, the Serbian big man achieved individual consecration by being crowned MVP last season. Now he has to take his Nuggets to the top of the league, or at least in the Finals, which he has not been able to do so far.
Regardless, the Joker is an incredible individual talent that has come a long way. Child in enormous overweight during his young years, the pivot has long led a rather unbridled lifestyle, which has earned him several unpleasant surprises on the scale… and the mockery that goes with it.
Nikola Jokic had a totally crazy diet
Recently, Jokic revealed that when he was drafted in 2015, he was addicted to Coca-Cola. And inevitably, given the quantities mentioned, his career could have turned very short …
“I used to drink two or three liters of Coca-cola every day and I had my last can on the flight to the United States. The first week in practice was tough. All my teammates were more physical and athletic… I kind of wanted to go home. ”
– Nikola Jokic on life before the NBA
– NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) January 1, 2022
“I drank two or three liters of Coca-Cola every day, and I drank my last can when I was on the plane to the United States. During my first week of training, it was very hard. All of my teammates were more physical and athletic. I wanted to go home ”.
Filled with sugar as rarely, Jokic found it difficult to measure himself against other athletic and sharp players on the floor. A problem that lasted for several years for the Serbian, before the latter finally began to take diet more seriously in order to ride in the league. For the greatest pleasure of all …
Nikola Jokic could have lost everything to his gargantuan Coca-Cola consumption, but the Colossus has put his diet in order to finally reach the fullness of his potential. A real phew of relief, for him and for the fans!