‘A suit means business’: Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic explains why he arrives for games in smart attire after Charles Barkley joked he ‘must have big plans tonight’… while admitting the two-time MVP that he ‘doesn’t like’ other players’ clothes
- Nikola Jokic explains why he dresses differently than his team
- Jokic expressed how the pregame fit is a way of expressing that he is ready for work
- The Denver Nuggets star recorded another triple-double as DEN beat Memphis
- Serbia’s most famous basketball star also conveyed his distaste for NBA fashion
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Nikola Jokic is one of the rare relatable superstars in the NBA. While his basketball talents are known only to a few, his attitude towards contemporary fashion in the league resonates with many.
Charles Barkley is certainly one of those, and Jokic revealed his distaste for the gaudy fits of some of his teammates and contemporaries before expressing his preference for a more classic outfit.
Speaking to Barkley and the NBA on TNT crew postgame on Tuesday, the Serbian sensation complimented his suit before explaining his rationale for the chic pale blue turtleneck, which paired seamlessly with a navy and maroon checkered suit.
Nikola Jokic arrives at the Ball Arena in Denver ready for a business meeting with the Grizzlies
‘We saw you come in tonight, fly away tonight, brother. You looked beautiful tonight as you walked in. You must have big plans after the game,’ Barkley quipped.
‘No, actually I started doing it, this season and I think it’s a way to represent yourself,’ said Jokic.
‘I just don’t like how boys dress for games. Wearing a suit means business, it means I’m here to do my job.’
Some NBA players are mostly known for their fashion interests and their fit for playing on the court. The likes of Russell Westbrook and Kyle Kuzma often lead the way.
Contemporary NBA players are known for more lairizing outfits than previous generations
Jokic certainly scored against the Memphis Grizzlies as Denver won in comprehensive fashion, 105-91.
The reigning back-to-back MVP has another triple-double; scored 13 points, collected 13 rebounds and 13 assists in a complete performance.
It was the Serbian’s 82nd career triple-double – more than any other center in NBA history.
Dillon Brooks, of the Memphis Grizzlies, showed up at the Ball Arena in a standout Balenciaga coat