This offseason, Nikola Jokic has arrived and this time he’s living his best life whitewater rafting

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If you were to try to guess what our first look of Offseason Nikola Jokic would be, I think the results would look something like this

1. Watching with his horses/horses

2. Dancing in some kind of club with his shirt on/off


Since the Nuggets were eliminated after blowing a 20-point lead to the Wolves at home in Game 7, Jokic, as expected, immediately disappeared from the map. All we could do was wait until the first video of the offseason finally hit the internet, which I think was all one of the two options above.

Well, in the turmoil of the century, our first look at Offseason Jokic is… whitewater rafting?

Like all these funny videos, every video makes me laugh. There’s just something about this 7-foot basketball monster and widely regarded as the best player in the world doing normal things that is just really funny to me. As a Nuggets fan I would be a little scared of this because there’s always the chance of disaster and he’s not wearing a helmet or a life jacket or anything, but at the same time he sees Jokic living his best life knowing that as soon as next season comes, he goes I would be very happy if I gave you the same 25/13/10 on his way to probably his 4th MVP.

And not for nothing, but white water rafting rules. Highly recommend it if you’ve never been. When I was in high school we went on a field trip one year and it was a lot of fun. Definitely better than you think it’s going to be, especially when the river is doing its thing and giving you real whitecaps/current etc. It hurts your ass like hell if there’s a shallow rock/boulder you go over, but that’s part of the deal. It’s exciting from start to finish.

I’ll tell you this a lot. I’m very relieved that we’re getting videos of Jokic on a river enjoying himself, instead of videos of him at a media session prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals. I’m sure Nuggets fans will disagree, but you had your chance.