By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
Denver Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic won’t wear any social justice message on his jersey during the NBA restart in Orlando, Florida. The Nuggets published a picture of the messages that team players will have on their jerseys during the tournament and Jokic’s, Will Barton’s and Jerai Grant’s jerseys are absent from the image.
Per DNVR’s Harrison Wind, as of now, Jokic will keep his surname on his jersey instead of a message on social justice or racial equality, from the list of suggested messages by the NBA.
Jokic is currently the only European player to be reported to wearing his last name on his jersey in Orlando. So far “Equality” is the most popular choice among NBA players, including Europeans such as Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, Rudy Gobert, or Jusuf Nurkic.
Los Angeles Lakers superstars Lebron James and Anthony Davis are two more players that opted to not put any message on their jerseys in the place of their last names.
Jokic is expected to be arriving in Orlando soon after being able to take a flight to the States following travel complications in the aftermath of his recovery from coronavirus in Serbia.