Shaquille O’Neal on Nikola Jokic: “I thought he was Russian”

Nikola Jokic
Mar 9, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal made a fool of himself on TNT by confusing nationality of Nikola Jokic. “Spasibo,” he told the Denver Nuggets star, which means “thank you” in Russian, only to hear the Serbian center respond with “that’s Russian.”

Shaq was then roasted by the co-hosts of Inside The NBA. Meanwhile, Jokic was smiling at the incident.