Jusuf Nurkic acquired right into a heated confrontation with a fan over the weekend, and the incident has value the Portland Path Blazers star some cash.

The NBA introduced on Tuesday that Nurkic has been fined $40,000 for grabbing a fan’s cellphone and throwing it throughout Portland’s recreation in opposition to the Pacers in Indiana on Saturday. An announcement from the league mentioned the effective is a results of Nurkic “confronting a fan courtside and grabbing the fan’s cellphone and throwing it into the spectator stands.”

Nurkic didn’t play within the recreation, as he has been coping with a foot damage. A video that surfaced after the Blazers’ 129-98 blowout loss confirmed the massive man slowly stroll as much as a Pacers fan and snatch the fan’s cellphone. Nurkic acquired proper within the fan’s face after which tossed his cellphone to the facet. You may see the video right here.

It’s unclear what angered Nurkic, however it’s secure to imagine the fan mentioned one thing to him earlier than the incident.

Pacers followers have been within the information just a few instances this 12 months for interactions with gamers. LeBron James had some followers in Indiana ejected from a recreation just a few months again.

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