NBA Twitter Warns Jimmy Butler of Nikola Jokic’s 7 Ft Tall Brothers as Fight Escalates

Published 11/09/2021, 10:11 AM EST
Nov 8, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) looks to pass the ball as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) guards in the first quarter at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports


In some quality Monday night action, the Denver Nuggets took on the in-form Miami Heat. In what turned out to be a straight-forward victory for the Nuggets, fans got to see an ugly incident between two of the game’s best. Defending MVP Nikola Jokic tried to make a cheap shot during the game, which did not sit too well with Miami’s Jimmy Butler. After a heated argument, fans made some hilarious comments on social media, warning Butler about Jokic’s brothers.

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For those who haven’t seen them already, 26-year-old Jokic has some powerhouse brothers. With a gigantic build, they seem fit to enter a body building competition, or even the NFL. Jokic himself possesses a huge stature. The Serbian stands at nearly 7 feet tall, and averages over 25 points this year. However, this was not enough to faze 32-year-old Butler. Following Nikola’s offensive move on his teammate, the Heat guard-forward didn’t hesitate before grabbing the bull by the horns.

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Jimmy Butler takes on Nikola Jokic, fans react hilariously

It all unraveled in the fourth quarter, when Jokic violently smacked Markieff Morris in the back. As a result, the forward lay flat on the floor, and the powerhouse was ejected. Earlier, Morris had fouled Jokic as well, which is probably why the 3-time All-star reacted in such a manner. In the aftermath of the duel, Jimmy Butler wanted a piece of his opponent. If we accurately read his mouth, he appeared to have told Jokic, “Meet me at the back!

As chaos unfolded in the Ball Arena, there was an ugly spat between the two experienced campaigners. NBA fans on Twitter however, had an absolute ball of a time. They reacted to the incident, hilariously warning Butler to beware of Jokic’s brothers. While many also came in Butler’s support, here are the funniest references to Nemanja and Strahinja Jokic.

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is an NBA and Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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