Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic has been the team's success in recent seasons. Last year, he willed them to their frist-ever NBA championship and took home the Finals MVP in the process.
His unique unselfish playstyle makes Denver a tough opponent for anyone in the league because of the way he can make his teammates better.
Dallas Mavericks forward Grant Williams was recently prompted on who he believes the league's most impactful players were. Of course, Jokic made the cut, along with Williams' Mavs teammate Luka Doncic.
"I feel like Luka is on that list. Jokic is on that list," Williams told Taylor Rooks in a recent interview. "Because -- you know, goodness, they control the game. That's something special to watch -- when you play against them or when you play with them."
Williams also joked that neither of Jokic or Doncic exactly look like the type of guy who will dominate a game, but ensured that they're some of the world's best.
Grant Williams picked up 'Batman' nickname after strong showing against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets
A little under two years ago, Williams made headlines when he anointed himself with the "Batman" nickname after a meeting with Jokic and the Nuggets.
Grant served as one of the primary defenders on The Joker and held him to an 8-of-23 performance.
His then Boston-Celtics-teammate Jaylen Brown told reporters that Williams had asked him to spread the word, following their win in Denver.
“Grant did a great job," Brown told reporters on March 20, 2022. "He wanted me to tell the media that he wants his nickname to be "Batman." Now, I said ‘I don’t know about that one, Grant. But if you play like he played today, I might give you a Frank Lucas, or something like that.’ So, Grant held it down on defense.”
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