Nikola Jokic’s love for horses runs deep: the man told the NBA TV crew on the court within hours of winning the NBA crown that the pressure was on him to win that night so he could go back to Serbia and watch his horses race (his reaction when he found out about the championship parade was stunning). Jokic’s new Hotels.com ad campaign with teammate Peyton Watson also features ponies.
Denver is in New York to face the Nets on Friday night, so on Thursday night Jokic drove more than 30 minutes to Yonkers Raceway to stand in the cold and watch the racehorses.
We had a special guest join us tonight! Thanks to Nikola Jokic of the @nuggets for coming out tonight! Nikola has a huge passion for racing and we’re thrilled he decided to join us!@USTrotting @NBA @DRFHarness @HarnessRacingFZ pic.twitter.com/SHvRvjFfUe
– Yonkers Raceway (@YonkersRaceway) December 22, 2023
That’s a (very tall) special guest in the Yonkers winner’s circle after tonight’s seventh race, 2-time NBA MVP and NBA Champion, Nikola Jokic! pic.twitter.com/wEJX7eSOIP
– Edison Hatter (@Edison_1999_) December 22, 2023