Jusuf Nurkic wears Bosnian War shirt for game against Serbian Jokic
Jusuf Nurkic displayed a powerful message with the shirt he wore during Game 6 between the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, and many believe the wardrobe selection was not a coincidence given the opponent.
Nurkic’s shirt listed 10 names, and all are people who died in The Bosnian War that was fought between 1992 and 1995.
Jusuf Nurkic wearing a shirt with the names of soldiers who died in the Bosnian War during this game against the most prominent Serbian player in the league is something pic.twitter.com/ZPUe1yalzh
— Joe Bush (@joebush_joebush) May 10, 2019
The 10 people died fighting for The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war. On the other side were self-proclaimed Bosnian Serb and Bosnian Croat forces, and they were supplied by Serbia and Croatia.
Nurkic, who used to play for the Nuggets, is a Bosnian Muslim. Nuggets star Nikola Jokic is Serbian. Nurkic was traded to Portland in 2017 after he lost his starting job to Jokic, and he criticized the team for the way they handled the situation.
For what it’s worth, Jokic went out of his way to say after the game that he is happy to see Nurkic up and walking around after the gruesome leg injury he suffered six weeks ago.
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) May 10, 2019
Again, there are people who believe Nurkic chose to wear that shirt intentionally because his team was going up against Jokic and the Nuggets. Only Nurkic knows if that is true or not.