BEWARE Jimmy Butler: Video Shows Nikola Jokic’s Brother Showing Insane Martial Arts Skills

Published 11/10/2021, 1:56 PM EST
Nov 8, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) reacts on the bench after a play in the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports


Nikola Jokic, who plays for the Denver Nuggets, is a popular player among NBA fans. The 6ft 11in-Serbian national, who is a talisman for the Nuggets, is often referred to as ‘the Joker.’ He is a regular starter for the Serbian national basketball team and even won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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However, Nikola isn’t the only athletic kid to come out of the Jokic family.

A 2019 video of Nikola Jokic’s brother, Nemanja Jokic, recently gained traction. The video shows Nemanja taking part in a boxing bout against an opponent named Roman Marquez.

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The ‘Sparta 73-Muay Thai’ event takes place in a boxing ring at Jeff Co Fairgrounds Arena in Golden, Colorado. Audiences witnessed Nemanja absolutely dominating Marquez as the tall, sturdy Serb eventually won the boxing match.

The Jokic brothers threaten to enter court vs Suns

Earlier this year, the Jokic brothers threatened to enter the court against the Phoenix Suns. Strahinja and Nemanja Jokic jumped to their brother’s defense when his team became involved in a spat with the Suns. NBA fans can witness a dominating Jokic trio of brothers at NBA games, as one member of the trio dominates the court with the Nuggets, while the two other members sit in the audience ready to defend their brother.

The Nuggets lost that playoff game to the Suns with Jokic getting ejected. That Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals last season featured a flagrant foul by Jokic and his angry brothers screaming at the Suns’ players. The menacing Serbian duo in the audience had to be asked to calm down by security.

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Nikola Jokic’s current feud against Miami Heat

The Nuggets game against the Miami Heat took an ugly turn. Referees ejected Nikola Jokic out of the game as he shoved Heat’s Markieff Morris to the floor. Jokic had reacted to a foul by Morris, where the Heat player elbowed him to gain possession of the ball. The incident led to an extended altercation between both teams.

Nov 8, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone pulls center Nikola Jokic (15) away from a scrum in the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Butler also came to his teammate Morris’ defense as he allegedly yelled at Jokic. The spat between the two sides spilled onto social media as the Jokic brothers seemingly engaged in a war of words on Twitter with Morris’ twin brother, Marcus, a Los Angeles Clippers player. The Nuggets, however, won by a score of 113-6 against the Heat, with Nikola Jokic scoring 25 points.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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