Who are Nikola Jokic's brothers, Nemanja and Strahinja Jokic?

Joshua Rogers November 9, 2021
Who are Nikola Jokic's brothers, Nemanja and Strahinja Jokic?
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An altercation between Nikola Jokic and Markieff Morris recently caught the attention of NBA fans around the world. Fans immediately joked about Jokic’s brothers, Nemanja and Strahinja, getting involved. Here’s more on the pair.

Nikola Jokic was ejected recently for shoving Markieff Morris. The incident happened during the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat game on 8 November.

Numerous teammates got involved in the altercation, including Jimmy Butler. Butler was seen mouthing off at Jokic from the sidelines.

NBA Twitter made lots of jokes about Nikola Jokic’s brothers being courtside last night, and being ready to go if anything major went down.

Jokic brothers reportedly create own Twitter account

Later on 9 November, a tweet emerged from @JokicBrothers claiming to be the actual siblings of the reigning MVP.

They tweeted a message to Markieff Morris and also replied to one of his tweets saying the same thing.

Mike Singer, a Nuggets reporter for the Denver Post, then quote retweeted the post saying, ‘Just got a text from Jokic’s brother. This is their real account responding to Marcus Morris’s tweet last night.’

Jokic’s brothers reacted to a Game 4 altercation last season

Jokic’s older brothers, Strahinja and Nemanjafirst came to prominence at the Denver Nuggets vs Phoenix Suns game last season.

During Game 4 of the Western Conference Semis, Nikola Jokic got into a stare down with Devin Booker. The brothers were vehemently supporting their younger brother from the stands.

Jokic was ejected from the game, and somebody caught the incident on camera. Check it out below.

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More on Nemanja Jokic

Nikola Jokic was born in Sombor, Serbia, and grew up in a small two-bed apartment with his parents, grandmother, and brothers Nemanja and Stahinja.

Despite being a decade older than Nikola, the two brothers had a profound effect on the future NBA star. They are responsible for him falling in love with the game.

Nemanja is actually a former Division I player. The 6ft 6in brother played college basketball at the University of Detriot Mercy, featuring in 29 of the Titans’ 30 games as a freshman.

Nemanja was a skilled big man who could hit shots from the outside – much like Nikola.

He majored in business administration and apparently enjoyed the “warm-hearted” atmosphere provided on the UDM campus.

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Strahinja Jokic is apparently a sore loser

Strahinja is the bigger of the two brothers and has experience playing basketball in Europe.

“He’s not that talented,” Nikola once said, “but he hates to lose.”

Nikola even compared his brother’s game to that of NBA champion turned ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins.

The brothers are regulars at the Pepsi Center, cheering on their sibling.

However, Strahinja can sometimes get irritated, and has even punched chairs on occasion.

Apparently, he gets it from their dad, who is “really passionate” about watching the games.

“He screams, yells. Nobody sits around him,” Nemanja says of his father.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.