Now that’s how you celebrate.
After the Nuggets topped the Heat on Monday, 120-111, center Nikola Jokic partied the night away in Miami. The reigning league MVP was the guest of honor at Swan Miami, where his brothers, Strahinja and Nemanja, were by his side.
Viral videos show the siblings surrounded by party goers while getting shoutouts from the club DJ. A staffer even held up a lit sign that read, “NBA MVP,” as the Jokic siblings enjoyed their VIP treatment that seemed to include bottle service.
At one point during the night, the DJ played Serbia’s national anthem, according to videos online.
Jokic, 26, was captured on camera raising his hand in the air and directing the crowd as he sang along. That was right before a “Jokic” chant broke out.
The brothers enjoyed Miami nightlife after Jokic finished with 24 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in the Nuggets’ win. His brothers attended the game and sat behind Denver’s bench.
Ahead of Monday’s game, Nuggets coach Mike Malone said Jokic’s siblings have traveled to Miami every year to watch Denver play.
Strahinja and Nemanja made their presence known when the Nuggets beat the Heat at home in early November. At the time, the pair got into a Twitter spat with Marcus Morris over an in-game scuffle between Jokic and Markieff Morris. Both players were ejected late in the fourth quarter after Jokic hit Markieff from behind in retaliation to a hard foul.
In June, Jokic’s brothers came to his defense during an on-court incident with the Suns.
The Nuggets visit the Magic in Orlando on Wednesday.