Nuggets Fan Sports Nikola Jokic and His Brothers on T-Shirt as Miami Heat Rivalry Intensifies

Published 11/11/2021, 7:40 AM 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


NBA fans often engage in banter about various players, with Nikola Jokic being the recent subject of such banter. The Serbian is a dominating center who plays for the Denver Nuggets, whom fans popularly refer to as ‘the Joker’. Jokic is a regular fixture on the Serbian national basketball team. He won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Recently, the reigning MVP was involved in a controversy during the Nuggets game against the Miami Heat. Jokic pushed Heat’s Markieff Morris to the ground after a foul committed by the Miami forward. In the aftermath of the controversial in-game incident, fans referred to Jokic’s notorious brothers. Jokic’s brothers – Nemanja and Strahinja, both commanding figures themselves – have a history of supporting their brother during NBA games on the sidelines.

DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 23: Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets reacts to a foul called on teammate Michael Porter Jr. (1) against the Portland Trail Blazers during the third quarter at Ball Arena on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

NBA fans recently noticed a Nuggets fan sporting the Jokic brother trio on his shirt with a mention of their new Twitter account. The fan donned the shirt at the Nuggets arena during their game against the Indiana Pacers. The Nuggets won their home game against the Pacers at the Ball Arena.

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Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler hastened to defend his teammate Morris against Jokic, purportedly shouting at the latter. Morris’ twin brother Marcus, a player for the Los Angeles Clippers, joined in on the action on social media, beefing with the Jokic brother on Twitter. The Nuggets won the quarrel marred game by a score of 113-6 against the Heat, as Nikola Jokic scored 25 points.

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Nuggets defeat the Indiana Pacers with Nikola Jokic out

The Denver Nuggets defeated the Indiana Pacers to secure a close-fought victory. Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic served a one-game suspension and was absent following his late ejection from the Miami Heat game for a foul on Markieff Morris. The Nuggets won by a score of 101-98 against the Pacers.

Mar 15, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) drives to the net against Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon (7) in the first quarter at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Will Barton stepped up in Jokic’s absence, scoring 30 points, and Zeke Nnaji had 19 points for the Nuggets. Malcolm Brogdon led the Pacers scoring with 25 points and Domantas Sabonis recorded 20 points. The Nuggets host the Atlanta Hawks next at the Ball Arena.

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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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