Here’s the face Nikola Jokic says he makes to key teammates into a fullcourt pass (VIDEO)
Nikola Jokic is a wizard with the basketball, one of the best-passing young big men we’ve seen in the NBA in some time.
He’s also a master of the fullcourt pass, taking a page out of the book of Kevin Love. Still, making sure his Denver Nuggets teammates know that a long pass is coming is sometimes difficult.
But how does Jokic communicate a pass is coming without alerting the defense?
Like this, apparently:
Look at Nikola Jokic before Jamal Murray gets to the baseline to inbound the ball.— T.J. McBride (@TJMcBrideNBA) March 13, 2018
Jokic & Gary Harris make eye contact for a brief moment and it leads to a surprise layup off of a full-court pass. The look is so fast that it is hard to even notice it.
Yeah, that feels about right.
Then again, Jokic doesn’t just make fullcourt passes that are pretty. This halfcourt one to Gary Harris for a game-winning jumper was pretty sweet, too.
We need more dudes filling up highlight reels with sweet passes.