Back in March, Jusuf Nurkic got fined $40,000 by the NBA after he was caught on camera grabbing a fan’s phone and throwing it.
Now, it appears that $40K may just be the tip of the iceberg.
The Indiana Pacers fan whose phone was thrown by Jusuf Nurkic earlier this season, is allegedly suing the Portland Trail Blazers free agent, reports the Indy Star.
At the time, Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes also reported that the fan had made comments throughout the the game directed derogatory comments at the big man’s mother and late grandmother who passed away from COVID in 2020.
However, the reported lawsuit states otherwise:
“at no time did Geske ever insult, comment on, or mention Nurkić’s mother or grandmother. At no time did Geske, nor anyone in his party, use profanity or any other derogatory language. Geske did not do or say anything inappropriate during or after the game.” The lawsuit says witnesses described Geske’s words during the game as “‘G-Rated,” ‘light-hearted,’ and ‘humorous.’”
Geske has also alleged that he has since received “multiple harassing messages, including death threats”.
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