Jusuf Nurkic: “Guarding Kobe was my “Welcome to the NBA’ moment”

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Giannis Askounis

12/Mar/21 16:39


Everything you need to know about Jusuf Nurkic in a seven-minute video

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

A full dive into Jusuf Nurkic. The Portland Trail Blazers center walked through several topics regarding him emerging in the NBA.

He opened up about starting basketball pretty late and making it to the NBA in five years revealing when he first fell in love with basketball.

The Bosnian big also talked about the best piece of advice he has heard and his hardest moment growing up.

Rewinding to the NBA draft, he confessed he will never forget it. He disclosed similar feelings when seeing his NBA jersey for the first time.

“Guarding Kobe was my ‘Welcome to the NBA’ moment,” he added mentioning Kobe Bryant was his idol.

Moving on, he remembered the personal challenge of playing in the Orlando bubble last season after losing his grandmother.

In conclusion, Nurkic said he never doubted belonging in the NBA.

Check out his replies on the quick-fire questions:

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