By Johnny Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
From being sidelined for the entire 2021-22 campaign to pushing the Denver Nuggets to the NBA championship for the first time in team history, Jamal Murray went on an emotional journey. Following the series-ending Game 5 against the Miami Heat in Ball Arena Monday, he additionally shared his opinion on Nikola Jokic missing out on the season MVP award.
“I saw a picture of Jok and Embiid running for MVP, and Jok keeps running,” the Canadian combo guard compared his teammate to the 2022-23 MVP Joel Embiid, “I think that just speaks so much to what his mindset is.”
Murray, 26, contributed 14 points to go with eight rebounds and eight assists in Game 5. The Joker posted a 28-point, 16-rebound double-double and dished out four assists.
“I got mad at him today in the game because he kept passing the ball. I hit him in the pocket, he has a floater and he’d pass it. Out of bound, turnover. I’m like, bro, just shoot it,” he commented on the Serbian superstar, “But that’s just part of him. That’s just his game. That’s what makes us so good is, even if he’s open and guys are late, you still have to guard him and guard everybody else.”
“Jok is the Finals MVP and rightfully so and deserving, and he makes everybody connect and everybody want to win being so unselfish, and I thought down the line everybody was so unselfish for us to get this done,” described Murray congratulating Jokic and remaining teammates.
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