NBA followers severely couldn’t consider their eyes once they noticed a brand new video of Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic trying extremely slim. Is that basically him?

Three months have handed for the reason that NBA suspended its season on account of coronavirus issues, and Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic apparently took that point off to turn into an entire new man. NBA followers had been shocked to see a video of the Serbian energy ahead, 25, hanging out on the court docket together with his teammates, trying a lot slimmer than he did earlier than the break. In actual fact, he’s virtually unrecognizable.

If you happen to can’t inform, Nikola is the good-looking dude within the olive bomber jacket within the video above. At the start of final season Nikola weighed in at 284. His Denver Nuggets teammates and entrance workplace have teased not too long ago that Nikola could be in unimaginable form when the league returns in July. Nuggets president Tim Connelly instructed ESPN not too long ago, “[Nikola] despatched me an image. No shirt on. He’s received abs. I’ve by no means seen him have abs earlier than.”

Nikola Jokic in August 2019, earlier than his weight reduction (REX/Shutterstock)

For sure, Denver Nuggets followers are severely impressed with the work that Nikola has put in. They piled on the compliments on Twitter after seeing the video. “Nationwide media thought Murray and everybody on the workforce had been exaggerating once they stated dude has abs now lol,” one incredulous fan laughed. “Two months with out american meals,” one other joked. “Acquired sick of the fats jokes actual fast,” a fan theorized.

It’s unclear how a lot weight the NBA star has misplaced, however a subsequent tweet from sports activities reporter Bojan Brezovac says “Jokic at minus 20 kg” — that’s 44 kilos down for Nikola, who stands at 7 toes tall. Will Nikola’s new and improved physique assist him on the court docket? He’s already an unimaginable participant. The Denver Nuggets had been 43-22 when the season paused in March 2020, partly due to Nikola’s 20.2 factors, 10.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists per recreation. Previous to the break, the Nuggets had been in third place within the Western Convention.