Asked to pick between him in his prime and Nikola Jokic in his prime, Dwight Howard picked himself and said that he'd dominate every play with a smile on his face.

Credit: AP, USA TODAY Sports - Scanpix
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More than a decade ago, Dwight Howard was one of the most dominant players in the league. Even though Nikola Jokic is now widely considered to be the best player in the world, Howard thinks he could beat him if he was in his prime.

3-pointers this season

Points made: 11,9
Accuracy: 38,0%
Place in standings: 17
Record max: 20
Record min: 4
Most made 3FGs: Michael Porter Jr.

Asked to choose from two different options - prime Nikola Jokic and prime Howard - the veteran center picked himself.

"Prime Dwight Howard all day, all day every day," he said on the Run it Back show on FanDuel TV. "I'm dominating every play with a smile on my face."

After not receiving offers from NBA teams, Howard took a different career path and continued playing in Taiwan for the Taoyuan Leopards. NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal had a beef with Howard, ridiculing the center for his decision and his play in the new league.

Jokic is a two-time NBA MVP, a 5-time All-NBA member, and a 5-time All-Star. Howard, meanwhile, is a 3-time Defensive Player of the Year, an 8-time All-Star, and an 8-time All-NBA team member.

After leading the Denver Nuggets to a 4-0 Western Conference Finals sweep against the Los Angeles Lakers, Jokic will play in the NBA Finals. The Serbian center was named the Western Conference Finals MVP.

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Nikola Jokic

Nikola  Jokic
Nikola  Jokic
MIN: 34.61
PTS: 25.46 (66.67%)
REB: 12.1
As: 9.9
ST: 1.24
BL: 0.71
TO: 3.57
GM: 84