Jokic Brother at Lakers game
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NBA investigates Jokic's brother hitting fan at Lakers game

Published April 23, 2024 at 2:59 PM

NBA officials are currently investigating an altercation that involved Nikola Jokic's brother during the Denver Nuggets' nail-biting 101-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Michael J. Babcock of TMZ Sports. The incident, which was caught on video, shows one of Jokic's brothers lunging through the crowd and striking a fan. The altercation reportedly erupted following a dramatic game-winning shot by Nuggets guard Jamal Murray against Lakers star Anthony Davis, which gave Denver a significant 2-0 series lead.

The video reveals Strahinja Jokic jumping over seats to confront a male spectator and subsequently throwing a punch. He continued to aggressively engage with the fan while his brother Nemanja and Jokic's wife, Natalija, who was nearby with their daughter, also got involved. Natalija attempted to intervene, reaching out to Strahinja in an effort to calm him down.

The cause of the fracas remains unclear, but the Jokic brothers have a history of fervently defending Nikola, evident from past incidents involving fans and players. Given the NBA's strict approach to fan interactions, the incident is drawing significant scrutiny, particularly because it involves relatives of a prominent NBA MVP. The league's response to this situation involving high-profile individuals will be closely watched, considering their previous responses to similar incidents.

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