Fox Sports 1’s Skip Bayless shared an opinion that not many NBA fans seemed to agree with Sunday night, ripping Nuggets center Nikola Jokić after he scored a game-high 41 points in Denver’s 111–108 loss to the Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
The two-time NBA MVP has dominated on the court this postseason. He currently leads the Nuggets with averages of 30.4 points, 12.9 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game during the 2023 playoffs.
Although Jokić shot 16-for-28 from the field on Sunday, Bayless wrote that the Denver star was lucky.
“I have never ever seen a man luck in as many shots as Joker did tonight,” Bayless tweeted. “We used to call them ‘greasing’ in shots. Tonight Joker was one big tub of Crisco.”
I have never ever seen a man luck in as many shots as Joker did tonight. We used to call them "greasing" in shots. Tonight Joker was one big tub of Crisco.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 5, 2023
The NBA world wasn’t too happy with the controversial host’s take.
This man is an embarrassment to sports media https://t.co/eyLutuYf6h— George Karl (@CoachKarl22) June 5, 2023
“Greasing”.. I have never heard this in my 41 yrs of basketball. Wrong.. wrong..wrong..wrong.. you don’t “luck” into 41 points in the nba finals. 🤦🏾♂️.. https://t.co/07Wu25YGdA— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) June 5, 2023
Water pistol pete jr. Knows he has to find the next player to attach himself to for relevance since Lebron is a few years from hanging it up. Don't fall for it. https://t.co/TCCUhcUZQO— Eddie A Johnson (@Jumpshot8) June 5, 2023
imagine admitting you have never watched jokic play basketball before https://t.co/Z0AxueoVYS— todd bonzalez (@doinkpatrol) June 5, 2023
Could you try not to be the absolute worst, just for a change? Thanks https://t.co/CjYJu7DdQh— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) June 5, 2023
This dude gets paid a heck of a lot of money to say a lot of stupid things. https://t.co/ekbbocMjm6— @ijbailey (@ijbailey) June 5, 2023
Who is we? https://t.co/1woBar3IpW— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) June 5, 2023
Lucking into 41 points in a finals game is a insane take https://t.co/nPZC7JNAKy— Allen Yates (@iHateYates) June 5, 2023
tweeting through it https://t.co/8IBuxQWP4c— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) June 5, 2023