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ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters admits to ‘sleeping on’ Jokic

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DENVER (AP) — In what the Denver Nuggets saw as the latest sign of disrespect, ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters revealed she hadn’t watched two-time MVP Nikola Jokic play before Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Jokic had 34 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists in Denver’s 132-126 win Tuesday night.

“This is really the first time I’ve had a chance to watch him play, and I’ve got to admit, I have been sleeping on this guy. He is spectacular. He is ridiculously good,” Salters told Rich Eisen Show guest host Suzy Shuster the next day.

She explained it had been a decade since she’d worked a game in Denver and she couldn’t recall watching Jokic, who is…

The Associated Press

2023-05-18 18:38:20

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