The sneaky best game of this Olympic basketball tournament so far was Wednesday night’s Serbia vs. Croatia game. This rivalry goes back decades, and the two nations used to be part of the old Yugoslavia.
For all you kids who aren’t too keen on geography, Serbia and Croatia share a border, and they both have an equally good basketball team.
While soccer games between the two nations usually end in brawls and multiple flares being fired, this basketball game was a bit more friendly. The one contentious moment in the game was when 76ers forward Dario Saric gave Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic a shove. This caused Jokic to flail himself to the floor, looking to draw a technical foul on Saric. In the process of falling, Jokic grabbed onto his teammates Milos Teodosic shorts. The rest is history.
Jokic ended up pantsing his teammate who was left helpless. Luckily for everyone involved, Teodosic doesn’t play commando, and he’s a boxer-brief guy. The two had a laugh about it and Jokic drew the foul on Saric.
Note: Serbia went on to win the game 86-83.