Nikola Jokic Gets Tech’d For Ripping Ball From Flopping Suns Owner

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Ladies and gentlemen … the Phoenix Suns. *eye roll*

The notoriously soft organization was back to pestering their opponents on Sunday, with their owner at the center of a tiff.

Things almost went sideways in Game 4 between Phoenix and the Denver Nuggets when a spat broke out between Nikola Jokic and new Suns owner Mat Ishbia.

Two minutes before the end of the first half, Jokic chased after the ball as it went out of bounds. The ball landed with Ishbia, who wouldn’t let go until Joker ripped it out of his hands.

As Jokic snatched the ball, he threw in a small shove, which sent Ishbia soaring and looking for the tech.

The officials delivered, penalizing Jokic with a technical foul for his small shove.

By all accounts, it was a flop by Ishbia.


Phoenix’s Josh Okogie had to be pulled away from the scene, but the game kept on.

Denver coach Mike Malone referred to Ishbia as a “fan” in the postgame media session.

The Suns showed up to play in the critical Game 4. Down 2-1 in the series, the Suns faced an opportunity to tie the series up before returning to Mile High.

Phoenix won the battle, 129-124. But will they win the war? The series is tied at 2-2.

Needless to say, no one was convinced by Ishbia’s flop.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.


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