Nuggets Great, Jokic, Not Exactly Great at Pop Culture Trivia and It’s Awesome
He's one of the greatest players to have ever hit the hardwood. He routinely gets "triple doubles," he's the current NBA MVP and is line for a 3rd MVP award, but his pop culture trivia is not strong.
Jokic and Jamal Murray recently played a round of trivia based on pop culture within the last few decades. Nikola did "sink" a couple, but just couldn't come up with a more than a few, and that's "no cap."
The Serbian Center, who was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 2014, has been a powerhouse since hitting the court. Among his many awards and accolades, he currently holds the amazing record the for the quickest triple-double (double digit points, assists and rebounds) at 14 minutes and 33 seconds. Amazing as his basketball skills are, however, Jamal Murray took him down in trivia.
Truth be told, Nikola was very clear that he would be getting crushed in this competition against Murray. That didn't stop him from getting into the contest and digging deep for answers. He did nail two questions; questions about television. Apparently, they show a lot of American TV in Serbia, and Yokic saw a lot of it.
In the video, Nikola scores the first point with his knowledge of the '90's smash TV show, "Friends." Murray scores with his knowledge of the musician Drake, and for what "No Cap" means in pop culture (I did not know that answer, either.) Yokic's big move is stealing the answer away from Murray on the names of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," again, thanks to Serbian television.
It's really funny when the last question is about the lyrics to Carly Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and Nikola just starts walking out, as he has zero idea what the song is.