Veteran forward sends strong warning to Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic

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During a November 2021 matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat, Nikola Jokic shoved then-Heat forward Markieff Morris to the ground, after Morris fouled him.

The veteran forward is still sour on the incident, telling Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson of the All the Smoke podcast that it was a “sucker shot” from the two-time MVP.

“It was a sucker shot,” Morris said. “But he gonna get his though. Don’t trip.”

As a result of the incident, Morris had to miss significant time due to whiplash.

“Sucker shot,” he continued. “That’s what we call it in my hood. … So the shot was, it was a little hard. It was like a little whiplash. So I mean, to be 350, catching me off guard, it really ain’t do s***. But you know, at the time, I was a little off. It was so more with the Miami Heat. They was just trying to protect me from, you know, against me from myself. But I was cleared to play like two weeks after that. They just held me out. So it really wasn’t one of those things where I was injured or in pain or anything like that.”

Jokic brothers take center stage after Denver Nuggets Miami Heat scrum

After Morris and Jokic got into it on the court, the star center’s two brothers, Strahinja and Nemanja, stepped in to ensure that nothing further happened between the two parties.

In response to a pair of tweets from the Morris twins, the Jokic brothers created an account on Twitter for the sole purpose of defending the Nuggets center.

“You should leave this the way it is instead of publicly threatening our brother!,” the tweet read. “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.”

A few weeks later, Strahinja and Nemanja made the trip to Miami for the Nuggets’ game against the Heat.

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