Portland’s Jusuf Nurkic wasn’t up for any nonsense after a Path Blazers’ 129-98 loss to Indiana Sunday, the Blazers’ fourth loss in a row.
Nurkic, who’s sidelined with plantar fasciitis, acquired right into a confrontation with a Pacers fan instantly after the sport and is seen on video grabbing that fan’s cellphone and chucking it into the stands.
Jusuf Nurkic was NOT proud of what this fan stated/did, acquired in his face, and tossed his cellphone 😳pic.twitter.com/yboKUzVcL1
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 21, 2022
It’s not clear what Portland’s huge man was upset about.
Many of the brief dialog between Nurkic and the fan is inaudible, besides the fan asking, “why’d you throw my cellphone,” and different followers close by could be heard laughing.
Neither Nurkic nor Portland commented on the incident.
There was a rise in unhealthy fan conduct and ejections because the NBA opened arenas again up after initially conserving followers out as a consequence of COVID-19.
The Hawks’ Trae Younger was spat on throughout a playoff recreation in opposition to the Knicks final April, and the pattern has continued this season.
Two Indiana followers have been ejected earlier after making supposed inappropriate feedback to LeBron James throughout a recreation.
A fan at Wells Fargo Heart was ejected for calling Carmelo Anthony “boy,” and Russell Westbrook has complained about his and his household’s therapy by followers because the Lakers proceed to lose.
The Blazers are 26-44 and 4 video games behind the Lakers and New Orleans for a Play-In spot.
Nurkic was averaging 21.5 factors, 14 rebounds, and 4.3 assists earlier than being sidelined, and the Blazers have gone 1-10 in his absence.