Brothers of Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris Get In Heated Twitter Exchange After Heat-Nuggets Kerfuffle

Jokic is suspended for one game while Morris is fined $50,000 USD.

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In Monday’s NBA game, the Denver Nuggets faced off against the Miami Heat in a home game. With just 2:39 left in the final quarter, the Nuggets were approaching a 113-96 win against the Heat, however, in a run-in with Markeiff Morris, the reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic ended up in a scuffle that led to the ejection of both players.

The situation saw Morris foul Jokic as he pulled up for a three. As Morris turns his back away him, Jokic pushes him into the ground as retaliation. After the game, LA Clippers Marcus Morris and Markieff’s twin took to Twitter to chime in about what happened. Marcus wrote, “Waited till bro turned his back smh. NOTE,” which instigated a heated exchange between himself and the Jokic brothers. Jokic’s brothers Strahinja and Nemanja then created their own Twitter account, @JokicBrothers to deliver their own response.

The Jokic brothers’ first Tweet read, “You should leave this the way it is instead of publicly threatening our brother! Your brother made a dirty play first. If you want to make a step further be sure we will be waiting for you !! Jokic Brothers.” The back and forth went on for a few more Tweets but ended as Morris says his mother got the final word saying, “Momma said don’t talk on social media no more! Well There you have it. I love you momma.”

The NBA recently spoke out on the matter and decided to suspend Jokic for one game and fined Markieff $50,000 USD for a flagrant-2 foul that occurred before Jokic’s on-court retaliation. Jimmy Butler was also fined $30,000 USD for continuing to escalate the altercation. In a post-game interview, Jokic admitted, “It’s a stupid play, I feel bad. I’m not supposed to react that way. I got hit. I saw him, but I thought it was just gonna be like a take foul. But he bumped me and I was like, I think it was a dirty play and I just needed to protect myself.” In response to the spat, The Heat have announced that Markieff has suffered a neck injury. It is unclear if how long Markieff will sit out.

In other sports news, Kanye West recently showed support for Donda Academy’s first basketball game of the season.

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