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How Serbia Produces Great Basketball Players Like Nikola Jokić

Miloslav Ćuk hasn’t slept properly in six weeks. Ever since the NBA playoffs started, he’s been watching every Denver Nuggets game he can, most of which start at 2:30 a.m. in Serbia. For Serbians, this year’s playoffs are especially exciting since one of their own, the two-time MVP Nikola Jokić, has led the Nuggets to the NBA finals for the first time in his career. “Because it’s so early I have to put my headphones on, and I’m biting my face quietly when I’m too excited so that I don’t scream and wake everybody up,” says Ćuk, who also hosts a podcast called Serbian Corner on the American Denver sports media network, DNVR. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Ćuk is one of the most vocal Serbian fans of the Denver Nuggets, but he’s far from the only one.


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