Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley take Jokic’s side

2021-11-10T17:13:54+00:00 2021-11-11T22:59:36+00:00.


10/Nov/21 17:13

Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley took Nikola Jokic’s side and defended his reaction during and after the altercation with Markieff Morris

By Eurohoops team/

Many former players shared their opinions on the altercation between Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris, and that includes the big names such as Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley, who together with Kenny Smith took the Joker’s side on Inside the NBA.

“I have no problem with what The Joker did, I actually like it as a big guy. You got these guys foulin’ ’em, hanging on. He hit him, intentional, unnecessary roughness, so what do you do as a big guy? You go hit him back. When you hit me, don’t turn your head, because it’s coming. You’re either gonna get it in the front, or you’re gonna get it in the back,” Shaq said and Barkley echoed his words.

“Morris started it, let’s get [that] first. Joker retaliated, and then people say – ‘Well, he hit him in the back’. Well, if you hit me, I’m with Shaq on this. Let me tell you something Ernie — if you hit me, you better not turn your damn back, because I’m coming back at you. You can’t hit somebody and turn your back.”