Denver Nuggets news: MPJ honored, team takes Jiu-Jitsu class

Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Michael Porter Jr., Denver Nuggets. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Denver Nuggets training camp is set to tip off in just over two weeks. It will be then that the reigning champs begin to gear up for a long grueling title-defense in the 2023-24 NBA season.

In the meantime, the fellas have been keeping themselves busy.

For starters, Nuggets starting forward Michael Porter Jr. was honored at his alma mater of Missouri, for helping Denver capture their first-ever NBA title back in June. Porter Jr. was on the sidelines for the football team’s home opener against No. 15 Kansas State.

The 25-year-old picked the right day to stop by his old stomping grounds. Saturday’s matchup was a nail-biter, going down to the final player. Missouri kicker Harrison Mevis stepped up big time for the Tigers and drilled a 61-yard game-winning field goal to send the home fans into a frenzy.

Someone will have to ask MPJ if he got in on the fun and rushed the field with the rest of the Missouri faithful.

Denver Nuggets head to Jiu-Jitsu class

Some of the other Nuggets players had a bit of a different experience than Porter Jr. Last week, the team’s official social media accounts share a video of several players taking part in a Jiu-Jitsu class at Easton Training Center.

The session seemed to be a fun team-bonding exercise with the new season so close to starting up.

However, there’s the fun conspiracy angle too.

Last week, newly-re-signed Dallas Mavericks forward Markieff Morris said that Nikola Jokic “will get his,” nearly two years removed from a physical altercation between the two.

Perhaps the fellas are getting ready for one of their clashes with Morris and the Mavs this season?

Probably not. Let’s stick with the team bonding exercise theory!

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