NBA Fans React to Nikola Jokic Saying He Wants to Go Home After Learning Nuggets Championship Parade Date

The Finals MVP had a priceless reaction to finding out the Nuggets' championship parade interferes with Jokic's plans to return home to Serbia.

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Fresh off winning his first NBA title and being named Finals MVP, Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic wants to return home to Serbia.

Unfortunately, Jokic will have to wait a couple of days to leave the United States, and for good reason. The city of Denver on Thursday is scheduled to celebrate the Nuggets' first-ever NBA Championship with a parade.

Minutes after closing out the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, as the two-time NBA MVP dominated with 28 points and 16 rebounds, Jokic was already thinking about getting home.

 "It's good. It's good," he told ESPN's sideline reporter Lisa Salters when asked about how he feels to win the Finals. "The job is done, and we can go home now."

While speaking with the media at his post-game press conference, Jokic appeared to have not realized that every American professional sports team celebrates winning a championship by hosting a parade.

Jokic was asked if he was looking forward to a championship parade 😭

“No. I need to go home.” pic.twitter.com/AyrDFZvvxx

— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 13, 2023
Twitter: @ComplexSports

"When is [the] parade?" Jokic asked a Nuggets PR person after he was informed about the upcoming celebration. After learning that the parade is scheduled for this Thursday, Jokic made no effort to contain his frustration.

"No," he said. "I need to go home."

"On Sundays, I have my horse racing" ☠️

Even after being crowned champion, The Joker is only worried about one thing 🤣🏇 pic.twitter.com/n3VmVZzk3I

— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 13, 2023
Twitter: @NBATV

Jokic's genuine reaction to discovering the news has since gone viral on social media, as basketball fans can't help but appreciate the Finals MVP's authentic response to realizing he has to "work" another day this week.

Check out some of the best Twitter reactions to Jokic's comments below.

Jokic driving the parade bus pic.twitter.com/8U5ethqzDG https://t.co/zOUPA5ZYRE

— Ryan Deto (@RyanDeto) June 13, 2023
Twitter: @RyanDeto

When it’s time for the parade on Thursday and Nuggets players are wondering where Jokic is pic.twitter.com/n4IoIQlyeN

— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) June 13, 2023
Twitter: @ShooterMcGavin_

If Jokic is not leading the Denver Nuggets championship parade like this, I don't want it. pic.twitter.com/S11jhLkcb3

— Rence (@LouistreaHoops) June 13, 2023
Twitter: @LouistreaHoops

Jokic skipping the parade
pic.twitter.com/X6UApYxQjC

— Pug 🐾 🐛 🥫 (@pugmane) June 13, 2023
Twitter: @pugmane

Jokic at the Nuggets championship parade. pic.twitter.com/LtYgr3OYqM

— CogginToboggan (@CogginToboggan) June 13, 2023
Twitter: @CogginToboggan

Jokic hearing he has to stay in this godforsaken country for 3 more days for the parade: pic.twitter.com/U4AWx0Bxch

— A Man With No Name (@SnottieDrippen) June 13, 2023
Twitter: @SnottieDrippen

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