NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic $25,000 for using derogatory and offensive language during a postgame interview.

Jokic made his comments to the media following the Nuggets’ 108-107 overtime victory against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 31.

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CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 31: Wendell Carter Jr. #34 of the Chicago Bulls drives between Paul Millsap #4 and Nikola Jokic #15 of the Denver Nuggets at the United Center on October 31, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Nuggets defeated the Bulls 108-107 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The fine was handed down Wednesday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe.

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