Learn all the weight-loss details you need to know about the NBA basketball player Nikola Jokic.
Nikola Jokic is one of the most talented players in the NBA, who plays as a Center for the Denver Nuggets basketball team. Dubbed 'the Joker' by the fans and the media, he's made it to NBA All-Star twice in 2018 and 2019, All-NBA First Team in 2019, and NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2016.
Nikola Jokic, who holds an estimated net worth of $30 million, enjoys similar success while playing for his national team. In the 2016 Olympic Games held in Rio de Janerio, he won a silver medal. His professional achievements are things that he is very proud of in his life. But he also considers another one of his aspects in life as an achievement: his weight loss. Below, we take a look at his weight-loss details and learn how he slimmed down.
In the early months of 2020, when there was a lockdown in place, Nikola Jokic made good use of his free time to focus on his health. Particularly, he made a commitment to lose weight during the lockdown period so it could improve his health and well-being.
Nikola Jokic lost weight during the lockdown period.
Source: Bleacher Report
According to Sportscasting, Nikola Jokic trained with the NBA superstar James Harden. Oftentimes, his body shape used to be the subject of discussion for many due to his larger body mass index. So he knew he needed to do something about it. And he thought the lockdown period was the perfect time for him.
In two to three months leading up to July 2020, Nikola Jokic reportedly dropped between 25-30 pounds of weight. Some pointed out that it might have to do with the fact that his favorite restaurant (The Cheesecake Factory) was closed since March last year. But on a serious note, the Serbian did really undergo a rigorous weight-loss routine.
After the restart of the NBA season following a three-month pause due to the pandemic, Nikola Jokic surprised everyone with his dramatic weight loss. For a guy who weighed 284 pounds at the start of the season, surprised the Denver Nuggets president when he saw that he'd built some muscle.
'He sent me a picture,' Nuggets president Tim Connelly said, as per USA Today. 'No shirt on. He's got abs. I've never seen him have abs before.'
Very little information is available regarding the personal life of NBA star Nikola Jokic. He is a pretty private person, and the details of his family life are mostly under the wraps so far. But we hope to get to know more about him in the future.
Nikola Jokic is married to Natalija Mačešić.
Nikola Jokić is the youngest of three brothers, the two older brothers being Nemanja and Strahinja. His brother Nemanja played college basketball at the University of Detroit Mercy. Both of them are friends with former NBA player Darko Miličić.
Nikola Jokic is currently married to Natalija Mačešić. They dated for a long time before they tied the knot on October 24, 2020.
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