Nikola Jokic got ejected for getting in an official’s face (VIDEO)


It was a night of ejections in the NBA. First, Gregg Popovich got kicked out of the San Antonio Spurs game against the Sacramento Kings for arguing about a possession call in the third quarter. Then DeMarcus Cousins was ejected after a flagrant 2 foul after the Golden State Warriors big man elbowed Willy Hernangomez in the head.

Perhaps that is why Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic decided to get in on the action?

With less than four minutes to go in Sunday’s game against the Washington Wizards, Jokic was ejected for arguing a non-foul call on a rebound play in which he scored.

Jokic was upset that co call was given on Bobby Portis apparently holding him down on the rebound, and that Thomas Bryant wasn’t whistled for a foul when he went back up with the ball.

Jokic got in the face of James Capers, who gave him a technical foul and then a second for gesticulating toward an official.

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Yep. You can’t do that.

The Wizards beat the Nuggets, 95-90.