Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is on the verge of winning his second consecutive NBA MVP award this year.
On the season, Jokic averaged career highs of 27.1 points and 13.8 rebounds per game, as well as 7.9 assists – which was good for eighth overall in the NBA.
While Denver ultimately flamed out in the postseason, much of that was due to the team being without its second and third best players.
The fact that the Nuggets even got as far as they did was a testament to Jokic’s stellar play – including becoming the first player in league history to ever put up 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a given year.
After news of his second MVP came down, Jokic’s brother took to social media to post this message:
THANK YOU TO NBA FOR MVP FOR MY BROTHER NIKOLA!!@Keefmorris CRY YOU NEVER GET MVP!!!
— Jokic Brothers (@JokicBrothers) May 9, 2022
The reference there is to a longstanding beef between the Jokic siblings and the Morris family. Earlier this year, controversy erupted when Nikola Jokic committed a flagrant foul against Markieff Morris that took him out of action for months.
When Markieff finally returned from his injury, he made it clear that he was still salty about what transpired.
And based on the Jokic brothers’ most recent tweet – it appears as though the same is true for them as well.
It will be interesting to see how all parties involved proceed from here.
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 10, 2022
Nikola Jokic became just the 15th player in league history to win the MVP more than once and the second consecutive guy to go back-to-back following Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the only thing his brothers could focus on was mocking Morris.
Where will this beef go from here? Time will tell.
Charles Kruger has been credentialed to cover two Super Bowls, four NBA Finals, and one World Series. A 20-year veteran in the sports world, he has sources spanning the NBA, MLB, NFL, UFC and NASCAR. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Calif., he is Game 7’s go-to source for rumors surrounding the Lakers, Clippers and Dodgers.