Bogdan Bogdanovic expressed his support for the older Nikola, Jokic, citing their close friendship and their experience as teammates in the national team.

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As the NBA Finals draw near, all eyes are on the highly anticipated showdown between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat. According to bookmakers, the Nuggets, led by Nikola Jokic, are considered the clear favorites for the 2023 NBA championship.

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Adding to the excitement, Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic shared his thoughts on the upcoming spectacle featuring the clash of the Nikolas. Jokic will represent Denver, while Jovic will play for Miami.

During a special event in Belgrade's school organized by the Ana and Vlade Divac foundation, Bogdanovic had the opportunity to express his support for one of the Nikolas in the NBA Finals. Revealing his allegiance, he said, "Honestly, I support the older Nikola. We are close friends and also teammates in the national team."

"I think Jokic is much more experienced, but we certainly wish the best for the younger Nikola as well," he said, via "We will certainly have one Serbian player who will win the title, and that's very important. But I support Denver."

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Notably, Bogdanovic confirmed his commitment to playing for Serbia at the FIBA World Cup 2023. Addressing the students, the NBA guard expressed his deep love for playing on the national team, emphasizing the unique camaraderie that exists among the Serbian players.

"Just to be healthy, to be there. It's the most beautiful thing when that circle of friends gathers with whom you grew up and competed even in your younger days, and then somehow you all travel around the world, play in clubs, and then find yourself on the national team. Like a nice dinner or lunch, a familiar atmosphere and that is something special and different from any club," he said.

Nevertheless, the students were most interested in whether Bogdanovic would return to Partizan Belgrade, his former team.

"That is a slightly easier question. I don't know yet, but I know I promised. I will try to be healthy as long as possible so that I can fulfill that promise. After all, there is no point in coming and being there without being able to move.

"Honestly, I would like it to be Partizan," the 30-year-old Bogdanovic mentioned about his last destination before retirement.

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Nikola Jokic

Nikola  Jokic
Team: Denver Nuggets
Position: C, PF
Age: 28
Height: 208 cm
Weight: 111 kg
Birth place: Serbia