Ugly details emerge from the incident where Jusuf Nurkic threw a fan’s cell phone.
Nurkic, a center for the Portland Trail Blazers who has been out for about a month with a foot injury, approached an apparent heckler Sunday night in Indianapolis.
Bosnian Big Man approached the fan, grabbed his phone and threw it away.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris HaynesThe heckler is said to have told Nurkic that “your mother is rubbish” and that his “grandma is a bitch”. Nurkic’s grandmother died of COVID-19 in 2020.
Nurkic was fined $40,000 by the NBA for confronting the fan, the league said on Tuesday.
Nurkic, 27, has been in the NBA since the 2014-15 season. He is averaging 15.0 points and 11.1 rebounds per game for the Blazers this season.
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