Two-time NBA champion champion and current executive vice president and head of basketball operations of the league Joe Dumars thinks that it’s a good thing for the league that Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets reached NBA Finals.
It might have been more profitable for the league to have an old rivalry of the Lakers versus the Celtics in the Finals, but having new blood is just as good, he says.
“This kid Jokic is a unicorn. This is a real unicorn here,” Dumars said on The Carton Show. ” The stuff that he’s doing – the ability to pass, see the court, the way he scores, rebounds, assists. You got a seven-footer getting triple-doubles easily every night.
“I think it’s incredible for the NBA fan to get a really up-close look at someone like Jokic and the Denver Nuggets. Michael Porter, all these guys. Some really, really good young players… Any time you can get to see new blood and new teams, new stars, I think it’s great.”