Russell Wilson Shows Supports To Nikola Jokic In Game 1

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A noted NFL figure himself, the Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson is a fan of the NBA, MLB & NHL. In mid-May 2023, he was seen attending Game 1 of the NBA Conference Finals, where the Nuggets defeated the Lakers.

As the Denver Nuggets made their victory over the LA Lakers by 132-126, dominating the first three quarters, Wilson showed his praise for the game with applause.

In that game, the Nuggets’ center Nikola Jokić scored a triple-double with 34 points, 21 rebounds & 14 assists. It was the fourth 30-pointer & 20-pointer triple-double in the NBA playoffs history.

On the other side, Anthony Davis of the Lakers scored the game-high 40 points.

NFL Player Russell Wilson At Game 1 Of 2023 NBA Conference Finals Supporting The Nuggets & Nikola Jokic
NFL Player Russell Wilson At Game 1 Of The 2023 NBA Conference Finals Supporting The Nuggets & Nikola Jokic (Source: Instagram)

No denying that Wilson, who signed with the NFL team Denver Broncos, came into the town’s NBA flagship Nuggets’ support.

But also, the voices of cheers & applause in Denver had some taunts directed at the Broncos star after he had a terrible 2022-23 season in the NFL.

Russell Wilson Congratulated Nikola Jokic On A Single-Season Record

In the 2021-22 season, Nikola Jokic made NBA history as the first player to record 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 500 assists in a single season.

The milestone came after the 2014 NBA draft pick scored double-doubles with 35 points & 16 rebounds in a 122-109 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, on April 8, 2022.

Russell Wilson, who then played for the Seattle Seahawks, along with his wife, R&B singer Ciara, attended the history-making game.

Russell Wilson And His Wife Ciara In NBA Games Of Nuggets vs Grizzlies
Russell Wilson And His Wife Ciara In NBA Games Of Nuggets vs Grizzlies (Source: Twitter)

Even the official Twitter page of the Denver Nuggets made a post dedicated to the ‘Speechless’ singer, & wrote,

“We cannot believe @ciara is actually at our game.”

Both Wilson & his spouse Ciara were seen giving a standing ovation to Nikola Jokic’s achievement.

After the game, the Ohio-born NFL star paid a visit to Jokic in the locker room & congratulated him.

Nuggets Vs Lakers In NBA Playoffs- Next Game & Time?

The 2023 NBA playoffs encounter between the two teams came after three years.

The Nuggets & the Lakers met back in the 2020 Western Conference Finals, where the latter won with a 4-1 game series & later lifted the 2020 NBA Championship against the Miami Heat.

Excluding the playoffs of the 2022-23 season (2023 NBA playoffs), the teams have already gone head-to-head six times in the playoffs.

  • 1979 Conference First Round
  • 1985 Conference Finals
  • 1987 Conference First Round
  • 2008 Conference First Round
  • 2009 Conference Finals
  • 2012 Conference First Round
  • 2020 Conference Finals

Till now, the two franchise have faced each other in 34 playoff games; Lakers won 25 while the Nuggets secured 9. However, Nuggets has failed to clinch any game series.

So, will the Denver Nuggets be able to beat them, marking their first series win & create history? Let’s see.

The Nuggets will host the LA Lakers in Game 2 of the Conference Finals on May 18 (8:30 PM ET) at their home in Ball Arena, Denver.



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