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Lamar Odom raises eyebrows with comment on Nikola Jokic video

Lamar Odom warming up

Mar 26, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom prior to the game against the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Lamar Odom drew attention for his comments on a video of Nikola Jokic dancing.

A video of the Denver Nuggets superstar dancing in his native Serbia made the rounds this week (video here).

“This is the best basketball player in the world,” Jokic’s Nuggets teammate Christian Braun tweeted.

The video was especially amusing because Jokic looked like a giant compared to those around him as he danced and sang. But not everyone was impressed with Jokic’s rhythm.

Two-time NBA champion Odom caught wind of Jokic’s viral video. And while he offered Jokic credit for his basketball skills, Odom ragged on the Nuggets big man a bit for his dancing skills — or lack thereof.

“My man plays ball like a brotha, but he sure don’t dance like one!” Odom tweeted.

Odom’s clearly tongue-in-cheek comment drew a mixed reaction on X, formerly known as Twitter. Some got a good chuckle out of it while others appeared to be put off.

“How would you dance with a Balkan music?” one user responded.

Others piled on, poking a little fun at Jokic.

“He (definitely) ain’t going on (Dancing With the Stars),” another tweeted.

As someone with absolutely no rhythm to speak of, I can relate to Jokic’s awkward grooving. But after picking up a NBA title and securing an NBA Finals MVP Award, Jokic can pretty much do whatever he wants and people will still love and respect him — even if he goes viral in a very unflattering way.


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