After an incredible no-look assist from Nikola Jokic, the Denver Nuggets official Twitter account trolled Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris. Morris has been vocal about his dislike for Jokic recently, and the Nuggets’ response was dubbed the “caption of the year” by some.
With a 33-point double double from Nikola Jokic, the Denver Nuggets defeated the Sacramento Kings 121-111 on Friday. Anthony Davis was the best player in the league last season, and his no-look pass to JaMychal Green in the second quarter was one of the finest assists of 2018. After that, The Nuggets posted one of ‘the year’s most captivating photos.’
Jokic dishes one of the dimes of the season
In the second half, Jokic was three assists away from a triple-double, finishing with 33 points, 10 rebounds and no turnovers.
It was another reminder of why he’s the current MVP, as his no-look assist to JaMychal Green in the second quarter proved. On one end, Jokic blocked a shot, brought the ball up the court, and delivered a gorgeous no-look pass to Green who then completed the play with a dunk.
It was so excellent that the Nuggets’ official Twitter feed posted a clip of the play with the message, “Nothing sloppy about this,” which some people consider to be the “caption of the year.”
‘Nothing sloppy about this’ caption explained
Morris was injured in a game against the Pelicans on Monday, and it appears his near-term availability will be less than uncertain. Markieff is still working his way back from that shoulder injury he sustained while attempting a dunk during the Nuggets’ win over the Celtics.
In this tweet, he’s referring to a recent post by Markieff Morris. Since Jokic refused to accept being pushed from behind by Jokic, he was out for eight games – 30 consecutive contests – due to a fracture in his lower back. He has been suffering with whiplash since then.
Morris responded to a tweet earlier this week claiming he’d missed 30 straight games since the Jokic injury by calling Jokic a “sluggish fat boy.”
He wrote, “It’s a genuine injury! Imagine colliding with a 300-pound slovenly fat kid at top speed and having your spine impacted!” I’ll be back soon, as I said.” People appreciated the Nuggets’ response to Morris’ barb at Jokic.
What’s next for the Nuggets?
The Nuggets are now seventh in the Western Conference, having defeated the Kings. Jeff Green scored 18 points in 16 minutes off the bench, while Nah’Shon Hyland had 13 points to go with Jokic’s 33.
Morris and Green both had 13. The Nuggets now have two more away games, against the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers, before returning home.