Nuggets’ Nikola Jokić wears ‘Despicable Me’ outfit for Lakers game after trailer cameo

The start of the Denver Nuggets’ title defense wasn’t enough to distract Nikola Jokić from referencing his recent cameo in a trailer for the latest ‘Despicable Me’ movie.

The Nuggets star arrived at Game 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday wearing the signature striped scarf worn by Gru in “Despicable Me 4.”

Jokić’s outfit referenced his cameo in a trailer released by Illumination on Saturday.

In the trailer, Jokić goes to therapy and discusses being compared to the “Despicable Me” character on social media.

“I thought I looked really good that day. I put on this beautiful suit… they say I look like Gru,” Jokić says in the trailer.

Jokić appears to be leaning into that connection as he prepares for a rematch against Los Angeles.

The Nuggets defeated the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals last season on their way to the NBA title.

If Jokić’s arrival is any indication, the NBA’s leading scorer isn’t too stressed about racking up four more wins against LeBron James and the Lakers a year later.