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Nikola Jokic had no idea where his NBA Finals MVP trophy was

"I really don't know," Jokic said of the trophy's whereabouts

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Nikola Jokic won the 2023 NBA Finals MVP trophy...and then he lost it.

In a sitdown interview with ESPN's Malika Andrews that was released on Wednesday, the Denver Nuggets center revealed that he didn't know where the prestigious piece of hardware was. Jokic said he last left it in Nuggets equipment manager Sparky Gonzalez's room, but it was no longer there.

"I really don't know," Jokic said of the trophy's whereabouts. "I left it in Sparky's room and it's not there anymore. So, I don't know. But hopefully it can arrive in my house."

It's not surprising at all that the Joker had a 'hopefully it turns up' kind of attitude about the trophy. Remember, this is the same player who reacted to winning the Finals by saying, "We can go home now," did an emotionless champagne pop in the locker room and was distraught upon learning the Nuggets were having a championship parade this week.

It turned out there was no need for him to worry about it, either. Andrews later reported that the trophy was in the Nuggets' possession and ready for Thursday's parade in Denver.

The big question now is whether Jokic can make it through the parade without misplacing the trophy again.

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