Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkić fined $40K for fan confrontation


It’s been a rough season for the Portland Trail Blazers. Not only is the team on the cusp of seeing their streak of eight consecutive seasons of making the playoffs come to an end, but superstar point guard Damian Lillard was recently ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.

On Sunday, Portland was blown out by the lowly Indiana Pacers by 31 points and starting center Jusuf Nurkić — who has missed the last 12 games with a foot injury — got caught in a heated exchange with a fan courtside. The NBA announced on Tuesday that the back-and-forth has led to a $40,000 fine for the big man.


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