Tensions between reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic’s brothers and the Miami Heat appear to be escalating.
Things initially popped off on Monday night, when the Denver Nuggets squared off against the Heat. With a tick under three minutes left in the game, Nikola Jokic secured a rebound and took it down the floor. In an effort to stop the play, Heat enforcer Markieff Morris fouled him – hard.
This led to the reigning league MVP lowering his shoulder and ramming into Markieff Morris with all his force. The latter was left in a crumpled pile on the floor.
After the fact, not only did the entire Heat roster try to fight Nikola Jokic – but Markieff’s twin brother Marcus also weighing in.
That in turn led to Nikola Jokic’s brothers, Strahinja and Nemanja, intervening.
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
— Jokic Brothers (@JokicBrothers) November 9, 2021
Shortly thereafter, they reportedly booked tickets for the Nuggets’ next showdown against the Heat.
— Eric Goodman (@EricGoodman) November 9, 2021
Given what the Jokic brothers almost did to Jimmy Butler this week, it’s safe to say that the prospect of them being at the next Heat game is a bit dangerous.
It’s worth remembering, this is what Nikola Jokic has said about his brothers growing up:
In addition, the less intimidating looking one is actually an MMA fighter. This is him murking dudes left and right:
This is one of the Jokic brothers?? Oh yeah Jimmy and everyone better just fall back and relax. pic.twitter.com/OHaZqIWWqz
— They pegging out here (@OnALighter_Note) November 9, 2021
The Jokic brothers do not mess around.
All parties involved would be wise to diffuse this before matters get out of hand.
Now that’s a Halloween costume. https://t.co/WVK6W11K9M
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 1, 2021