Nuggets coach Michael Malone supplied a vehement protection of his star, Nikola Jokic, on Friday night time lower than two hours earlier than Denver was set to host the Brooklyn Nets.
“There’s so many issues being stated about this poor child, and I perceive a few of it, however these of us who know him, give the child a break,” Malone stated. “He made a mistake, he’s paying for it, get off his again slightly bit. He’s an amazing child. He loves all people, and he meant no offense to anyone.”
Malone defended his younger middle after what’s been a troublesome few days for him. Jokic was fined $25,000 on Wednesday for an offensive slur used throughout an interview on Oct. 31 in Chicago. When requested Friday about his comment – and his offensive struggles – Jokic supplied little perception as he was fearful of claiming the unsuitable factor.
“Proper now there are such a lot of folks hitting Nikola Jokic, he has a lot occurring in his head proper now, generally leaving a man alone is simply as impactful,” Malone stated, revealing that he didn’t really feel the necessity to discuss to Jokic after the Nuggets performed Memphis Wednesday.
“He’s gonna be nice, let the child be a 23-year-old younger child who’s gonna have an amazing, nice future in a Nuggets uniform,” Malone stated.