Heat Forward Rips Nuggets Star Nikola Jokic: ‘300-LB Sloppy Fat Boy’

Markieff Morris, Nikola Jokic

Getty Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris (L) is still out since Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic (R) hit him in the back on November 8, 2021.

The Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris made it clear that he has not moved on from the violent altercation between him and Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic on November 8, 2021.

Morris, who’s missed 29 straight games since being on the receiving end of Jokic’s blindside hit, is still incredibly angry. On Thursday, January 6, the veteran forward tweeted out his exact thoughts on the NBA’s reigning MVP.

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With numerous outlets reporting on Morris’ extended absence, the 32-year-old clapped back at those who believe he’s simply milking his injury.

“Ain’t s*** wild about it! It’s a real injury! Imagine having a 300 pound sloppy fat boy run full speed and make direct contact with your spine! I’ll be back soon like I said.”

After his tweet quickly went viral, Morris followed up with another message. “I said what I said!” Morris tweeted, with multiple laughing face emojis. “Heat nation I’ll see y’all soon!!”

Morris Has Been Dropping Hints About His Possible Return on Twitter, But No Timetable Has Been Set

On December 24, after yet another Heat player went down with an injury during, backup center Dewayne Dedmon, Five Reasons Sports Network tweeted, “The Heat may need to start providing a little more public info about Markieff Morris.”

That tweet caught Morris’ attention, and he personally responded to the call for more information about his status: “No they don’t! Coming soon!!”

Now we’re in 2022, and no significant update on his status has been provided. Nothing from Morris or anyone from the Heat’s staff.

On January 5, Morris tweeted for the first time since Christmas Eve, a cryptic message of just two emoji faces with sunglasses, which caused a stir on Twitter.

“He’s back?” one person responded, while another fan tweeted, “Aye dog we got like 7 actual players left from out OG roster available so if you can lace em up, can ya get on that.”

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Suffice to say, Heat Nation is not happy about being in the dark when it comes to one of the team’s most exciting offseason additions. “Stop with the cryptic messages are you coming back,” one person tweeted, while another fan begged, “Bro come back, we already coming up with conspiracies about the situation.”

Twitter Remains Split on Blaming Jokic or Morris

Morris’ tweets on Thursday reignited the debate over which player is to blame for the incident back in November.

One person tweeted, “I’ve BEEN tryna explain this to people. One could classify what Jokic did to Markieff as aggravated assault. Not saying the flagrant was right but to retaliate with deadly force is uncalled for and I still think the NBA brushed it under the rug cause Joker brings in money.”

However, others believe this kind of injury was a long time coming for a man who’s known for making dirty plays on the court. “Imagine being a grown a** man who started some s*** and then cried about the consequences,” one person tweeted, while another man responded, “so every hard foul should result in a spine injury?”

Following the incident at the Ball Arena in November, the NBA announced that Jokic, 26, would be suspended one game without pay, an estimated $210,417 in lost wages, and Morris would be fined $50,000. Jimmy Butler was also hit with a penalty, handed a $30,000 fine for what the NBA deemed, “attempting to escalate the altercation and failing to comply with an NBA Security interview as part of the review process pertaining to an on-court matter.”

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