Jusuf Nurkic Rumors

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Jusuf Nurkic
Jusuf Nurkic
Position: C
Born: 08/23/94
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $1,921,320
Dwight Howard is clearly frustrated. The Hawks center was assessed a technical foul in the third quarter after game officials reviewed contact between him and Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic. Referee Marc Davis questioned whether there was a “hostile act” when Howard’s arm went behind him after he followed a shot attempt in close to the basket. Nurkic fell to the ground. Davis ruled a technical foul citing Howard “flailed” his arm and made contact in a “physical taunt.”
Storyline: Officiating Complaints
On the technical foul: “I just think it was B.S. to be honest with you. I can’t sit up here and sugarcoat it. Player taunting. Me hitting someone in the chest. It shouldn’t be even reviewed. It should be going down on the next play and getting ready to play defense. Instead it was reviewed and said that I hit him in the face. You go look at the replay and it’s nowhere near his face. I don’t like it. Everybody should be treated the same way on the floor. No matter how strong you are, big you are, small you are, whatever it is. It’s NBA. It’s no boys allowed. We are all grown men out there. You have to be able to play out there.”
Jusuf Nurkic certainly is — Wilt Chamberlain-like, even, in his performance in a 114-108 overtime victory over Philadelphia at Moda Center. But you won’t get the “Bosnian Beast” to toss verbal bouquets at himself. “I don’t like to talk about me,” the 7-foot, 280-pound center said after delivering career highs in points (28), rebounds (20) assists (eight) and blocked shots (six) in 38 golden minutes. “I’m going to show it on the court. … I’m not a big fan of (talking about himself). Sorry.”