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Nikola Jokic enjoys another river-rafting trip

Jun 3, 2024, 4:24 PM

The three-time MVP Nikola Jokic isn’t a participant in this year’s NBA Finals so he can hit the river a bit early.

Last summer the Denver Nuggets star center hit the Tata after wrapping up the franchise’s first-ever championship where the big man took home Finals MVP. This year the Nuggets went home after a second-round loss to the Wolves and it allowed Jokic to get on the water with his buddies.

The trip to the Tara has become an annual thing for Jokic. Last year he was back-flipping and being showered with MVP chants, this year a few people shouted as they saw Jokic and his buddies go down the canyon.


The Tara River Canyon goes near Goraลพde, where Jokic was told he should play basketball because he is tall. Similar to Arizonaโ€™s Grand Canyon, the Taraโ€™s is one of the deepest in the world. This is at least Jokic’s third straight summer of hitting the river with his friends.


Jokic may be in Montenegro right now, but he’ll have the option to play for his home country of Serbia at this summer’s Paris Olympics. The games will start with Serbia taking on Team USA in Lille, as they’re part of the same group. The team will feature the MVP, Bogdan Bogdanoviฤ‡, Nikola Jovic, Vasilije Miciฤ‡ and possibly other players from the NBA.

Meanwhile, the Nuggets have a big offseason of trying to make some moves around the roster to better support Jokic in 2024-25.

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