After the Denver Nuggets’ Game 2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Lakers last Monday, a video of former league MVP Nikola Jokic’s brother throwing a punch at a fan in the stands surfaced in the media. Later that night, the NBA and the Denver Police Department opened investigations into the case.

Jokic’s older brothers are regulars at Nuggets games, and the video circulating through the media appears to show Strahinja Jokic climbing over a row of seats to confront a fan and throw a punch. Jokic’s other brother, Nemanja Jokic, stands behind him in support. Strahinja appears to continue yelling at the fan during the whole altercation.

It all went down near Natalja Jokic, Jokic’s wife, who can be seen in the video trying to protect her daughter from everything and settle the situation. Not much is known about what sparked the incident.

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Once reports surfaced of the incident, the Denver Police Department commented on the investigation.

“At this time, no one has come forward as a victim of this incident,” it said. “The Department is looking into this incident, is actively working to identify the person in the video who was struck, and encourages anyone involved or witnessed this firsthand to contact the Denver Police Department.”

The Jokic brothers appeared in the news before when they were found to have created a Twitter account to harass Marcus Morris of the Cleveland Cavaliers on social media after he and Jokic had gotten into a back-and-forth altercation in a game, which got Jokic suspended. Morris was injured for a large part of the season.

Jokic’s brother’s activity will be another thing for him to tune out as he seeks his second NBA championship. The Nuggets won the series against the Lakers 4-1 on Monday night. On Sunday, they lost to Minnesota Timberwolves 106-99.

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