Jusuf Nurkic Traveled A Long Way To Attend Damian Lillard’s Wedding

Jusuf Nurkic
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The Portland Trail Blazers leader Damian Lillard recently just married his now-wife Kay’La Hanson. His teammate and brother Jusuf Nurkic was in attendance.

Those who know Jusuf Nurkic, will know that Damian Lillard is like a brother to him. And like many current and former Blazers, the Blazers center was there.

Nurkic this offseason has gone as far as denying trade rumors that Lillard wants out of Portland. Which the Blazers PG also denied. It is yet to be seen whether Lillard will actually ask for a trade or not.

By being in attendance, means that Jusuf Nurkic traveled over 5000 miles from Bosnia to the United States to attend Damian Lillard’s wedding. This shows that Damian shares a family-like personal bond with his teammate. Jusuf has been Damian’s teammate since 2017 when he got traded from the Denver Nuggets. Ever since Nurkic has joined the team, Damian Lillard has increased his average assists per game due to his contribution in the post. A point guard and a center’s chemistry are key for any franchise to flourish.

The Blazers can hope for Nurkic to return to the form that he showed in the regular season of 2019. In the last two seasons Nurkic has been very inconsistent.

Jusuf Nurkic was not the only former/current Blazer in attendance; Meyers Leonard, Anfernee Simons, Evan Turner, CJ McCollum, Tim Frazier and Zach Collins. Though the fact that Jusuf Nurkic traveled 5,000 miles shows how much of an unselfish leader Damian Lillard is, and how much he cares about his teammates.


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