Nikola Jokic’s brother appears to PUNCH a fan in the face after Nuggets’ comeback win over Lakers – as NBA launch investigation into shocking footage of fight in the stands

The NBA is investigating a viral clip that appears to show one of the brothers of Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic fighting with fans in the stands during Monday’s playoff game with Los Angeles Lakers.

Shocking footage has surfaced on social media of the two men getting into an altercation, with Jokic’s wife Nataljia nearby holding their young daughter. 

Jokic’s older brother Strahinja, who was arrested on suspicion of assault in 2019, appears to be the one who threw the punch, striking the man he was arguing with in the face. 

He can be seen wearing a ‘Jokic 15’ jersey and climbing over a row of seats to get nearer to the fan involved in the exchange, with Nemanja appearing right behind him. The video going viral on social media has the caption: ‘Jokic brothers going wild’.

The NBA has confirmed it is looking into the footage, while the Nuggets have also been approached for comment by DailyMail.Com.

Shocking footage appears to show Nikola Jokic’s brother punching someone at Monday’s NBA playoff game between Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers 

Jokic led his Nuggets team to a stunning 101-99 win over Los Angeles Lakers on Monday

Jokic led his Nuggets team to a stunning 101-99 win over Los Angeles Lakers on Monday

The shocking scenes threaten to tarnish an otherwise brilliant night for the team at the Ball Arena in Denver. 

The Nuggets came from behind to beat LeBron James and his men 101-99 on Monday night, with Jokic spearheading the fightback with 27 points and top scoring for his team – who are last year’s NBA champions. They hold a 2-0 lead in the series.

Strahinja has been in trouble with police for violent behavior before. He was arrested in 2019 for allegedly choking and pushing a woman.

The Denver Post reported that Strahinja got violent when the woman tried to leave his apartment and that he said he would choke her ‘until she fell asleep’. He was also alleged to have taken her phone away when she tried to call 911.

In February 2002, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of obstruction of phone service and felony trespassing, while other charges were dropped. 

He got a deferred sentence and was told the charges would be dropped as long as he didn’t commit another crime by February 3, 2022.

The Nuggets head to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4 between the two teams. starting from Thursday night at Crypto.Com Arena.