Nikola Jokić and the Denver Nuggets are currently battling the Miami Heat to win the first-ever NBA Championship in the franchise’s history. Jokic scored a triple-double in Game 1 of the seven games series that led to the Nuggets beating the Heat and taking a 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals series. Amidst this, the 2-time MVP-winning center got compared to the NFL star QB Patrick Mahomes by the renowned analyst Alan Hahn.
On the back of Nikola Jokić‘s remarkable performance, where he scored 27 points, 14 assists, and ten rebounds, the Nuggets defeated the Jimmy Butler-led Heat and took a 1-0 lead in the series. Jokic’s performance, especially his assisting game, was praised by many experts as Joker broke Wilt Chamberlin’s record (13 assists) to become the center with the most assists (14) in NBA Finals history.
Following his historical performance, the renowned analyst Alan Hahn joined the panel of the ESPN show Get Up to praise the Western Conference Finals MVP. In the episode, Hahn made an odd comparison between Joker and the Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
“I’m going Patrick Mahomes,” Hahn said when he was asked to compare Jokić’s passing to someone. “I want (Jokić’s) QBR.That’s what he does. Watch the passes that he makes. They’re never ones that you have to fumble. They hit you in the hands. … but on top of that… they both own Denver.”
Nonetheless, Jokić and the Nuggets still have a lot of work to do to win their first-ever NBA Championship. The much-anticipated Game 2 of the 7-game series will take place on Sunday at Ball Arena, Denver.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are looking to win back-to-back rings
The Chiefs, led by their franchise signal-caller Patrick Mahomes defeated the NFC Champions Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl ring back in February. That is the Chiefs’ 2nd Championship ring in the last four years.
And now, the Kansas City-based football team is looking to become the first time since the 2005 New England Patriots to win consecutive Super Bowl Championships. The Patriots, led by Tom Brady, did it almost two decades ago by winning back-to-back titles in 2004 and 2005.
The Chiefs have a good shot at winning the second-straight title in the upcoming season. They are now looking to add free-agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to their squad to strengthen their offensive unit.
A star wideout like Hopkins will make the Chiefs a lot better team and would help them to lift the coveted Lombardi Trophy again next season. It would be interesting to see if Patrick Mahomes can become the first QB to win back-to-back rings since Tom Brady.
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