Shaq tries to deal with Nikola Jokic in Serbian in the course of the post-game interview – CBS Denver
DENVER (CBS4) – After Nuggets Center Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets to victory over the Portland Trail Blazers 128-109 in Game 2 Monday night, he put on the headset to be interviewed by the Inside The NBA crew. When it was time for Shaq to ask Jokic a question, the Nuggets center got a surprise: O’Neal tried to address him in Serbian before asking about Game 3 in Portland.
. @ SHAQ had to show Jokic to his Serbs 😂 pic.twitter.com/xCe744PMIU
– NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 25, 2021
Jokic looked confused and fidgeted with his headset for a moment before host Ernie Johnson stepped in and said, “There’s nothing wrong with your headset.” After Shaq repeated the phrase “sjajna igra brate”, Jokic understood what he was trying to say.
According to Google Translate, “sjajna igra brate” means “Great Game Bro” in Serbian. Give Shaq the honor of making an effort to greet the top athlete in his native language.
Jokic certainly earned star treatment from the Inside The NBA broadcast after scoring 38 points and adding eight rebounds and five assists to the win. The series is now tied to one game apiece, with Game 3 slated to play Thursday night in Portland on NBATV.
PHOTO GALLERY: Nuggets 128, Trail Blazer 109