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WATCH: Nikola Jokic ejected after losing it on ref

Matt Johnson
Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is known for not only his talent but also his emotions. During Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers, his emotions got the best of him and led to an ejection.

Midway through the second quarter, Jokic was called for a foul against Los Angeles Clippers center Marcin Gortat. Denver’s young center clearly didn’t agree with the call as he turned towards the ref and immediately started screaming and motioning his fist angrily towards him.

The 23-year-old’s actions quickly got him tossed from the game as a simple foul escalated into an ejection within seconds.

Denver is certain to miss the presence of its star center for the rest of the game, especially given how important this game is in a tight playoff race in the Western Conference.