Nuggets' Nikola Jokic fined $25K for derogatory and offensive language

Posted: 8:51 PM, Nov 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-08 06:21:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic $25,000 for using derogatory and offensive language during a postgame interview.

Jokic made his comments to the media following the Nuggets’ 108-107 overtime victory against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 31.

The fine was handed down Wednesday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe.

Jokic was fined for using an anti-gay slur, saying "no h---, he's longer than you expect" when asked by reporters about Wendell Carter Jr. after the Nuggets' overtime victory.