Nikola Jokic Fined $25K for Offensive Language in Interview After Game vs. Bulls

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 7, 2018

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 29: Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets dribbles the ball up the court against the New Orleans Pelicans at Pepsi Center on October 29, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been fined for comments he made following the team's 108-107 win over the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 31.

Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's vice president of basketball operations, announced Jokic was fined $25,000 for derogatory and inflammatory comments to the media, via HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy

Per Bleacher Report's Sean Highkin, Jokic used the phrase "no homo" in reference to Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr.'s size and length. 

Not including suspensions, Jokic's $25,000 fine is tied with Boston Celtics guards Marcus Smart and Kyrie Irving as the largest penalty handed down to an individual this season, per Spotrac

Irving was fined on Tuesday for throwing a basketball into the stands after the Celtics' 115-107 loss to the Nuggets. Smart was penalized for an on-court altercation with Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith, who was docked $15,000, during a preseason game on Oct. 6.