The Nuggets used a strong fourth quarter to pull away from the Heat and claim a 108–95 win in Game 4 on Friday night, giving the franchise a 3–1 series lead—just one victory away from the franchise’s first-ever NBA title.
Denver’s offense clicked on all cylinders as five players finished in double-figures. Everything operated according to plan for the Western Conference champions.
However, everything did not go according to plan for one of the baskets in Miami on Friday. With 2:07 to play in the third quarter, there was a pause in the action after the rim on one of the baskets appeared uneven following a Bam Adebayo dunk attempt.
The obvious solution was to get someone to climb up and repair the rim. Nuggets star Nikola Jokić didn’t have time for that though. He decided hanging on the other side of the rim might have been enough to fix the issue.
Jokic tried to fix the uneven rim himself 😅 pic.twitter.com/DjOunWy57C— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 10, 2023
Nikola Jokic taking matters into his own hands trying to fix the uneven rim after Bam Adebayo hung on it 😅pic.twitter.com/JJl6ftG7UW— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 10, 2023
Jokić’s attempt to hang from the rim to repair its unevenness was met with plenty of laughs around social media.
Here are the best reactions to Jokić’s attempt to quickly fix the rim.
Nikola Jokic: Two-time MVP, record breaker, and professional basketball rim fixer 🔨— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) June 10, 2023
I'll always be able to tell my kids that I was at a Finals game where Bam tried to dunk so hard that the rim got messed up, that the dunk didn't even count, that Kyle Lowry immediately realized it looked off, and that Nikola Jokic tried to hang on the rim twice to level it off.— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) June 10, 2023
All we need is a table and at least one Hardy Boy, and things could get pretty nuts around here. pic.twitter.com/BNREyirRwq— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) June 10, 2023
First time in NBA history a center has put up a double-double and tried to fix a rim.— Marlo Stanfield (@BooRxdley) June 10, 2023
The Serbian Bob the Builder pic.twitter.com/AeRhonSLzQ— Lost Tribe Sports (@LostTribeSports) June 10, 2023
Nikola Jokic tried to re-level the rim by hanging on the other side 😭 pic.twitter.com/dXeBJRqeEx— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) June 10, 2023