A fiercely competitive series between the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets is currently in progress.
During Game 4, there was a tense exchange between Mat Ishbia, the owner of the Suns, and Nikola Jokic.
Ishbia grabbed and gripped the ball as it bounced out of bounds during a play.
It seemed as though he would not give it up when Jokic approached to take it from him.
During the altercation, Jokic seemed to elbow Ishbia, and the ball was ultimately fumbled away.
Shams Charania claims that even though the matter is still under investigation, he does not anticipate the league to suspend Jokic.
Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 8, 2023
If one of the top players in the league were suspended for a pivotal Game 5, it would be a bad reflection on the NBA.
Jokic was on the baseline; he didn’t go into the crowd to collect the ball.
If Jokic is unable to play, it will do the Nuggets and NBA fans a great disservice.
Because the owner of the other club refused to turn over the ball, he shouldn’t have to serve a punishment.
Due to their officiating, the NBA has already received enough criticism during the postseason.
Reprimanding Jokic would be a mistake since it would once again divert attention from the players.
Follow the league’s response to this situation with interest.
It might affect the remainder of the postseason in a significant way.