On Monday night, the Denver Nuggets wrapped off a dominant postseason run by winning their first NBA Finals with a 4-1 series victory against the Miami Heat.
Since the start of the 2022 season, this is the sixth championship that a club that is owned by Stan Kroenke has won. The Nuggets are one of those teams.
After the Los Angeles Rams prevailed over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI, the Colorado Avalanche were declared the winners of the Stanley Cup for the previous season.
This win awarded the Nuggets their first title.
The Colorado Mammoth, which is owned and operated by Kroenke, was crowned champion of the National Lacrosse League Cup in 2022, and another of his esports teams, the Los Angeles Guerrillas, won the Call of Duty League championship in 2018.
The NBA triumph also represents a watershed moment for Nuggets center Nikola Joki, who won back-to-back MVP honors in 2021 and 2022, and now adds a championship ring and Finals MVP to his lengthy list of accolades since entering the league in 2014.
Joki won back-to-back MVP awards in 2021 and 2022, and now adds a championship ring and Finals MVP to his long list of laurels since entering the league in 2014.
Throughout the entirety of the playoffs, media experts were debating whether or not the Serbian player, who is now 28 years old, has earned the appropriate accolades for his play in previous years.
The Cinderella-like journey of the Heat, who became the first eighth-seed and play-in playoff club to go to the Finals, has been brought to an end by the Nuggets’ victory.
After the conclusion of the regular season, the National Basketball Association will go into the offseason anticipating the arrival of yet another foreign superstar in the form of Victor Wembanyama, a French youngster who has already thrilled the fan base of the San Antonio Spurs after the team won the NBA Draft lottery.