Nikola Jokic has shown how dominant he can be. NBA and basketball enthusiasts got to witness that side of him against the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Semi-finals. The Denver Nuggets are on their way to potentially winning the franchise’s first-ever title. However, while the Joker continues to take the NBA by storm, his brother, Nemanja was also briefly a part of the basketball community.
The 38-year-old played for the Detroit Mercy Titans where he averaged 3.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1 assist, and 0.3 steals per game. However, things were very different for Nemanja regarding basketball. Unlike Nikola Jokic, he was very focused on his social life. Even though he wanted to live the ideal life of the American youth, Nemanja always supported his brothers and stood by their side no matter what.
Nemanja Jokic, brother of NBA MVP Nikola Jokic- putting his shin thru some fellow’s soul pic.twitter.com/yz9hsrrnjq
— Oasis MMAov (@OasisMma) April 28, 2022
In 2019, Nemanja’s career experienced a very drastic change. From being a division one basketball athlete, he began to pursue a career in martial arts. He has taken part in Muay-Thai fights and went undefeated during his first three fights. All of those first three fights were victories via knockout. Nemanja’s leg kicks strike fear in the eyes of his opponents. There is no official record of his wins and losses, however, he fights for the Sparta AVM 10-Muay-Thai promotion.
Why did Nikola Jokic’s brother threaten to hurt Marcus and Markieff Morris?
Back in 2021, the Nuggets took on the Miami Heat and Jokic was on his way to making another MVP run. During the fourth quarter of the game, Jokic grabbed a rebound that the Heat players believed was also a foul. In an attempt to get revenge and stop the ongoing possession, Markieff Morris went in for a hard bump on Jokic.
The 2x MVP reacted out of anger and shoved Markieff from the back. This led to a one-game suspension on Nikola Jokic and Morris was hit with a $50,000 fine for a flagrant 2. Marcus Morris, Markieff’s twin brother, took to Twitter and said, “Waited till bro turned his back smh. NOTED.” This was a small threat from Marcus, but Jokic’s brothers Nemanja and Strahinja clapped back at the Morris twin via Twitter as well.
The Jokic Brothers (6’6” Nemanja & 6’8” Strahinja) weren’t happy about Nikola getting ejected.
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— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) March 17, 2019
They created an account together, called the “JokicBrothers” and replied to Marcus saying, “You should leave this the way it is instead of publicly threatening our brother! 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.”
Both brothers were in attendance at the game when the incident took place. Markieff was sidelined for four months due to a lingering injury that he sustained from the shove.