Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has played with two of the best players in the NBA as he was teammates with LeBron James during the 2020 championship run and now is a teammate Nikola Jokic.
After Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals in which Jokic recorded a triple-double of 32 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists, KCP was asked about similarities between the two superstars.
“I feel like the only difference is that Bron can jump higher than Jokic. That’s the only difference that I could see,” he said. “I just love playing with Jokic. Willing passer, just dominant big man down there. Just seeing him do what he do, get everybody else going as well.”
Caldwell-Pope’s quote was brought to the Serbian superstar during his postgame press conference.
“That’s really offensive,” Jokic said. “I’m joking. I mean, to be compared with one of the best or the best ever, I think it’s really cool, it’s really cool. But I don’t know. I think we don’t have similar game… Maybe we have a similar global game if that makes any sense. We affect the game in different ways. But he’s a really good player.”