Nikola Jokić: NBA and Denver police 'looking into' incident involving two-time MVP's brother

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Los Angeles Lakers defenders Anthony Davis and Rui Hachimura defend Nikola Jokic during Game 2 of the Denver Nuggets' first-round playoff series against the Lakers in the 2024 NBA playoffs.


A spokesperson said the NBA is “looking into” an apparent incident involving Denver Nuggets Strahinja Jokic, brother of superstar Nikola Jokic, after the Nuggets' win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.

In a video posted on social media overnight Tuesday, Strahija Jokic called his brother's no. Donning the 15 jersey, he climbs over a row of seats to tackle another fan, seemingly punching him in the head.

The Denver Police Department (DPD) says it is aware of the video and is investigating what happened, adding that the incident at the ballpark was not reported to police.

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Strahinja Jokic (center) watches the Denver Nuggets game against the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 14, 2024.

DPD says “no one has come forward as a victim” but “the department is actively working to identify the person who was assaulted in the video and encourages anyone involved or who witnessed the incident to contact the Denver Police Department.”

CNN reached out to Nuggets, Lakers and security at Ball Arena for comment.

It is not known what happened before the incident.

Nikola Jokic, who is in the running for his third MVP award after another dominant season, had 27 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Lakers on Monday.

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The Nuggets took a 2-0 series lead after Denver's Jamaal Murray hit a game-winning, buzzer-beater to capture a dramatic 101-99 comeback win.

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