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Babo and Uncle Nurk: How trust evolved into a friendship that defines Trail Blazers

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Babo and Uncle Nurk: How trust evolved into a friendship that defines Trail Blazers 

Post#1 » by Dzon Dilindzer » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:52 pm

Jason Quick Jan 22, 2020
https://theathletic.com/1551365/2020/01/22/babo-and-uncle-nurk-how-trust-evolved-into-a-friendship-that-defines-trail-blazers/

By the time the 2017 trade deadline approached, the Nuggets had had enough, shipping Nurkic and his attitude to Portland in a trade. Feeling vulnerable and unsure as he entered the Trail Blazers locker room for the first time, Nurkic needed just five minutes to know his life had changed, professionally and personally.

He had met Damian Lillard, the team’s star, and immediately Lillard made an impression. In their first conversation, Lillard was direct. Honest. But he was also warm and showed an understanding of Nurkic’s story.

Nurkic got a feeling that went against everything that had been ingrained in him by his Bosnian roots. He liked Lillard. He trusted him. And he decided right then that he would open himself and allow Lillard to shape him.
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Re: Babo and Uncle Nurk: How trust evolved into a friendship that defines Trail Blazers 

Post#2 » by DeBlazerRiddem » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:21 pm

Great article thanks for sharing, unfortunately I had to edit your post to comply with forum rules. (If you wanted a different 3 paragraphs than I choose go for it).

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Post#3 » by Village Idiot » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:31 pm

Thanks for sharing. Quick seems to be doing a great job with the Atlantic. I feel like they have a lot of great writers and enough good content that it's worth paying the small monthly amount.
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