Shortly after his amputation, Nik was participating in his regular gym class when it coincided with a wheelchair basketball demonstration. "The coach approached me about trying out the wheelchairs, asked about my story and whether I would be interested in trying it out for real. I was a bit reluctant at first. However, I can confidently say that I can count on one hand the number of Thursdays that I've missed since then- I immediately fell in love with the sport".
"My passion lies in sport. I've always found an outlet for my energy and for the last decade that has been wheelchair basketball. My teammates are my brothers. We are there for each other - on the court and off."
With more tournaments upcoming, Nikola has many more challenges ahead of him: "The sport has opened many doors in my life. It's put me through university and other countless opportunities. It's given me direction in my life when there wasn't any. It's shaped my life and bestowed the honour upon me of wearing a maple leaf on my chest - something few others ever get to experience in their life. I am extremely grateful for everything basketball has done for me, on and off the court. Its funny how life works, for every door that closes three others open in its wake".