Heat's Markieff Morris Takes Shot at 'Sloppy' Nikola Jokic for Scuffle, Neck Injury

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 7, 2022

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 8: Nikola Jokic (15) of the Denver Nuggets hits Markieff Morris (8) of the Miami Heat with a retaliatory blow after Morris bumped Jokic near mid court during the fourth quarter of Denver"u2019s 113-96 win on Monday, November 8, 2021. The altercation resulted in an ejection for Jokic and a flagrant and two for Morris. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Markieff Morris still isn't happy with Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic.

"Ain't s--t wild about it," the Miami Heat forward tweeted in response to a story revealing he has missed nearly two months of action after suffering whiplash from a blindside hit he took from Jokic on Nov. 8. "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."

While Morris elbowed Jokic prior to the incident and was given a flagrant foul and ejected, the Nuggets star ran right at the Heat forward—who had his back turned—and unleashed a violent hit:

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Nikola Jokic clobbers Markieff Morris from behind late in the fourth quarter and things get intense. <a href="https://t.co/v5PvTg6w0d">pic.twitter.com/v5PvTg6w0d</a>

Jimmy Butler had words with Jokic after the play and was given a technical, while the Denver center was ejected.

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Jimmy Butler had words for Nikola Jokic after his foul on Markieff Morris. <a href="https://t.co/iZnZbDs7uH">pic.twitter.com/iZnZbDs7uH</a>

"That was a very dangerous and dirty play," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters.

Although Morris has been sidelined, the Heat are still 24-15 and sitting in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.