|Nikola Jokic (Source: basketball.realgm.com)|
The NBA has rescinded the ejection fine given to Nikola Jokic, who properly received a technical foul for his actions but should not have been ejected from the game.
Jokic was ejected along with Michael Malone during the second quarter of the Nuggets' loss at the Lakers on Sunday.
While many were focused on the Michael Malone suspension, many overlooked Nikola Jokic’s ejection which was rescinded by the league.
The Nuggets had a rough night the other night in Los Angeles which saw their head coach and their star player ejected at the same time.
The NBA suspend head coach, Michael Malone one game, which he served when Denver battled his old squad, Sacramento.
Jokic has always had a bit of a temper in his short career, but when he was ejected, he had every right to argue or ask for an explanation considering he was fouled not once, but twice with no whistle.
Did his action against official warrant a technical foul at the least? Most likely. But an ejection? That is crossing the line and it really showed just how thin skinned Rodney Mott truly is and why he does not deserve a job in the association.
It is good to see the NBA actually seeing the correct side of this controversy when it came to Jokic and giving him his due on justice.
Jokic is considered by many NBA peers to be the Nuggets’ best player now and by throwing him out of the game, Denver’s hopes of a comeback in that particular match up exited along with Coach Malone and Nikola into the Nuggets’ locker room.