Former NBA star Chandler Parsons sees the “race card” within the forecast if Nikola Jokic just isn’t suspended for Recreation 5 of Nuggets-Suns.

Jokic acquired a technical foul for shoving new Suns proprietor Mat Ishbia throughout Sunday’s sport after Ishbia held onto the ball throughout a play stoppage, a little bit of gamesmanship that might have conceivably prevented a Nuggets quick break.

Parsons, talking Monday morning on FanDuel TV’s “Run It Again,” predicted that there shall be individuals who say Jokic received off calmly as a result of he’s white if he avoids suspension within the incident.

Nikola Jokic received hit with a technical foul after grabbing the ball from Suns proprietor Mat Ishbia and shoving him.
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“This isn’t Malice within the Palace,” Parsons mentioned.

“He didn’t dive into the group. It wasn’t an argument. This was [Ishbia] really attempting to offer his crew a bonus to his crew in holding the ball, and the dude was really holding the ball. I don’t suppose [Jokic] knew it was the proprietor when that occurred. Clearly they have been made conscious earlier than the press convention, and I assumed it was hilarious that they stored calling him ‘the fan.’

“However I’ll say this: Prepare for the race card when he doesn’t get suspended, as a result of I don’t suppose he’s gonna get suspended, and there’s gonna be a lot of issues [like] ‘If this have been Draymond or Dillon Brooks, or anyone with a previous popularity, he’d be suspended.’”

Chandler Parsons warned that people will play the 'race card' if Nikola Jokic is not suspended for shoving Suns owner Mat Ishbia.
Chandler Parsons warned that individuals will play the ‘race card’ if Nikola Jokic just isn’t suspended for shoving Suns proprietor Mat Ishbia.
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Nikola Jokic pushing Suns owner Mat Ishbia
Jokic shoved Ishbia (within the inexperienced jacket) whereas attempting to get the ball after a play.

For his half, Ishbia known as for Jokic to not should miss any time because of the skirmish.

“Nice win for the Suns final night time in a tremendous sequence to date!” the Suns proprietor tweeted Monday morning.

“That must be and is the one story. Suspending or fining anybody over final nights incident wouldn’t be proper. I’ve alot of respect for Jokic and don’t wish to see something like that. Excited for sport 5! Go Suns!”