Gregg Popovich claims Nikola Jokic is “a reincarnation of Larry Bird”

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Nikola Jokic has received high praise since entering the league, as he became an All-Star and franchise player, despite being a second-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

After the loss to the Nuggets, the future Hall-of Famer Gregg Popovich had high praise for the big man, who scored 25 points and assisted his teammates 11 times.

The center from Serbia shot also 10-17 from the field and 3-from-5 from the arc to play a crucial role for Denver.

The 45-23 Nuggets hold the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and are just a half game behind the Los Angeles Clippers.