When Finals MVP Nikola Jokic Was Drafted They Aired A Taco Bell Commercial

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Last night, the Denver Nuggets won the NBA Championship for the first time in franchise history. Nuggets center Nikola Jokic rightfully won the Finals MVP award, after closing out Miami with 28 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists.

The two-time MVP is the lowest-drafted player – 41st overall in 2014 – to win the Finals MVP, passing Dennis Johnson, who was drafted 29th overall in 1979.

So let’s throw it back to the 2014 NBA Draft:

1. Andrew Wiggins
2. Jabari Parker
3. Joel Embiid
4. Aaron Gordon
5. Dante Exum
6. Marcus Smart
7. Julius Randle
8. Nik Stauskas
9. Noah Vonleh
10. Elfrid Payton
11. Doug McDermott
12. Dario Šarić
13. Zach LaVine
14. T. J. Warren
15. Adreian Payne
16. Jusuf Nurkić
17. James Young
18. Tyler Ennis
19. Gary Harris
20. Bruno Caboclo
21. Mitch McGary
22. Jordan Adams
23. Rodney Hood
24. Shabazz Napier
25. Clint Capela
26. P. J. Hairston
27. Bogdan Bogdanović
28. C. J. Wilcox
29. Josh Huestis
30. Kyle Anderson
31. Damien Inglis
32. K. J. McDaniels
33. Joe Harris
34. Cleanthony Early
35. Jarnell Stokes
36. Johnny O’Bryant III
37. DeAndre Daniels
38. Spencer Dinwiddie
39. Jerami Grant
40. Glenn Robinson III
Let’s take a look back at Jokic’s Draft Night and check out his reaction when being selected by the Denver Nuggets…. oh wait, you can’t? Yes, the pick was so late that a Taco Bell commercial aired while the Nuggets made their selection.

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