Lor that it pointed to a comfortable Denver Nuggets win In one more NBA game it has ended up becoming a family battle in the purest mafia style. Everything exploded with three minutes remaining in the Nuggets-Heat. With the Denver team 15 up on the scoreboard, Markieff Morris commits a senseless foul on Nikola Jokic. An action that ignites the spark inside the Serbian who quickly lunged at the Heat player and shoved him in the back, which earned him his immediate expulsion and a wave of reactions that risk a real battle in the next clash between the two franchises.
The first to react was Jimmy Butler, Morris’s teammate, who exploded in the middle of the court and ran to the Nuggets bench to engage with the current NBA MVP. “Get your ass back on the court”the forward snapped at him before being pushed aside by his teammates, who failed to calm Butler. What’s more, the Texan player contacted the rest of the Florida team that as soon as the match ended He stood at the door of the Nuggets locker room waiting for Jokic to leave..
The Pepsi Center security members managed to take the Heat players away before the Serb left to go to the press room where he admitted his mistake: “It’s a stupid play. I feel bad, I won’t have to react that way. . I thought he was going to hold me … I think it was a dirty play and I need to protect myself. I feel bad, I don’t have to react like that, but I need to protect myself. “
It’s a stupid move. I feel bad, I won’t have to react that way
The brothers enter the scene
The incident far from staying on the court and in the possible sanctions of the NBA jumped to social networks, which became a kind of virtual quadrilateral with the appearance of the families of both protagonists crossing blows in the form of threats and statements.
The first to jump into the ring was the Clippers player Marcus Morris, Markieff’s brother, who just took a few minutes to post a message on Twitter in which he warned the Serbian player: “Wait for my brother to turn his back smh ( shaking my head). NOTED “, was his message that he posted on his account.
A first direct that entered fully into the body of his rival. However, he counterattacked with a direct uppercut to the chin. Nikola Jokic’s brothers (Nemanja and Strahinja) created a Twitter account simply to respond to Morris and return the threat: “You should leave things as they are instead of publicly threatening our brother! Your brother was the first to make a mistake. dirty. If you want to take this one step further, be sure that we will be waiting for you “.
The only one capable of intimidating Jokic
The Serbian player’s brothers have adopted the role of bodyguard of the Nuggets pvot and according to journalist Eric Goodman has revealed They have already bought tickets to be at the FTX Arena in Miami on November 30, when both teams meet again after the already infamous incident. A message and a warning to the Heat if it occurs to them to take it with the Balkan player.
It is not the first time that Nikola Jokic’s brothers have made headlines for their uncompromising defense of the Nuggets’ pvot. Already in the playoffs last season, his older brother Strahinja made headlines when jumped into the stands to protest that his brother had just been expelled for assaulting Devin Booker.
Once he tied my hands and started throwing knives at me. It was his punishment for not wanting to climb a tree
Jokic has always confessed that his older brother is the only person in the world who is capable of intimidating and frightening him. “Once he tied my hands and started throwing knives at me. It was his punishment for not wanting to climb a tree,” recalled the Denver player in an interview in 2017. “When I have free time I like to fight with my brothers. I mean, I like to fight with the little one. I hug the older one because he is stronger than me. “
The NBA only took a few hours to try to calm the waters and announce the corresponding sanctions for the incident. The league reported that last season’s MVP will be sanctioned with a suspension match employment and salary, so the duel between the Nuggets and Indiana will be lost, while Morris has been fined $ 50,000 for his foul on the Serbian player.
Another player who was sanctioned was the Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler for facing Jokic when he was already on the bench. Butler will have to pay a fine of $ 30,000 for his involvement in an incident that seems like just the beginning of the NBA’s last great battle.