Nikola Jokic fined for saying “no homo” on live TV

2018-11-07T23:58:53+00:00 2018-11-08T00:41:21+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

07/Nov/18 23:58

Eurohoops.net

Nikola Jokic was fined for using derogatory and offensive language

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Nikola Jokic was fined by the NBA for a comment he made on a live television following the victory of the Denver Nuggets over the Chicago Bulls on October 31.

While talking about Wendell Carter JR’s wingspan (7 ft. 5 in.), Jokic said: “No homo, but he’s longer than you expect.” This comment brought him a fine of $25.000.

 

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Per NBA:

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been fined $25,000 for using derogatory and offensive language, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

Jokic made his comments to the media during a postgame interview following the Nuggets’ 108-107 overtime win over the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 31 at United Center.