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Pacers fan to Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic: “Your grandma is a bitch” (Video)

Written by Doug Rush

We all have seen the video from the other night that went viral or Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic getting in the face of a fan and throwing his phone away.

Nurkic was fined $40,000 by the NBA for throwing the fan’s phone, but there’s always more to behind the story and why Nurkic did what he did.

That would absolutely explain why Nurkic reacted the way he did to this fan, who seemed like he had no problem acting the way he did.

In fact, people are complimenting Nurkic for showing better restraint on his part over the incident. And hopefully, future fans of games will learn a lesson from this.

Which is, don’t be horrible human beings, unless you want players to respond back to you like Nurkic did.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.