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#pounditThursday, September 29, 2022

Markieff Morris had vulgar response to Nikola Jokic question

Nikola Jokic's cheap shot on Markieff Morris

Markieff Morris clearly likes Nikola Jokic about as much as a parking ticket.

The Miami Heat forward Morris made his return to the lineup on Saturday after 58 games missed with injury. He was hurt when the Denver Nuggets center Jokic violently knocked him down in November (video here).

After Saturday’s game, Morris, who scored six points in 17 minutes, had a vulgar response when asked about Jokic, particularly on if he had heard from Jokic during the four-plus months that he was out.

“F–k no,” said Morris, per the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman. “I don’t want to hear from him. He did what he did. It is what it is.”

Morris was the one who initiated the Jokic incident and should not have elbowed him in the ribs. But Jokic’s retaliatory response was way out of proportion and uncalled for, causing big injury to Morris’ back and neck (though that was not the only reason why Morris missed so much time).

The 32-year-old Morris is only on a one-year deal this season, so the Jokic hit likely cost him a shot at a bigger contract, something he probably won’t have enough time to position himself for in the final months of the season. Morris has also previously made clear on Twitter that he despises Jokic.

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