Previously this season, there was an altercation between Denver Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic, and Miami Heat forward Markieff Morris. Morris committed a cheap foul on Jokic, who in turn retaliated by shoving him in the back.
The siblings of both players got involved in the incident, taking to social media to express their opinions on the matter. Nikola Jokic's brothers even bought tickets to go see the next matchup between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat.
When speaking to Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald, Udonis Haslem has recently issued a warning to Nikola Jokic's brothers about them buying those tickets, and stated that they "better stay in line" and not "start trouble". He also added that Miami is his city, and if they don't start anything then there will "be nothing" that happens.
I have nothing to do with that, man. We’re going to play a basketball game. That’s over with. I don’t have nothing to do with that. I keep hearing about the Jokic brothers buying tickets to come to the game. They better stay in line and don’t come down there and start trouble. Miami is my city. It’s my city.
What the hell you buying tickets for? To come do what? That’s my city. Don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing. Come enjoy the game and take your [butts] home. Ain’t nobody messing with your brother. We come to play basketball.
It is clear that NBA games should be a peaceful time where fans get to enjoy their favorite sport. It makes sense that Udonis Haslem would want nothing to happen beyond basic basketball. At the same time, it is quite possible that Nikola Jokic's brothers are simply there to support their sibling.
It remains to be seen how the matchup goes in terms of basketball and in terms of on-court behaviors. Udonis Haslem stated that nobody from the Heat will be "messing" with Nikola Jokic. Perhaps that will be the case, and it's clear that Haslem wants to avoid any conflict.