Big man Nikola Jokić was ejected with a little under three minutes remaining in the Denver Nuggets’ win over the Miami Heat on Monday night.
The reigning MVP shoved Markieff Morris in the back in retaliation for a hard foul at mid-court, but afterwards showed some remorse, saying quote: “It’s a stupid play. I feel bad. I am not supposed to react that way… I just needed to protect myself.”
The Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra still defended Morris, saying Jokić was the quote: “Absolutely uncalled for’ and described it as a ‘very dangerous and dirty play.”
3x Super Bowl Champ, Shannon Sharpe, gave his opinion about the Nikola Jokić and Markieff Morris incident: “One cheap shot deserves another and that’s what you got. I have no problem whatsoever with what Jokić did in retaliation to Markieff.”