Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Jusuf Nurkic (Bosnia-Herzegovina) shakes hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number sixteen overall pick to the Chicago Bulls in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets rookie Jusuf Nurkic called a traitor by Bosnian Basketball Federation

The Denver Nuggets locked down Jusuf Nurkic to a rookie scale contract not too long ago, but already the Bosnian star is feeling a little heat from his former team overseas for leaving so soon.

According to EuroHoops.com, just hours after Jusuf Nurkic signed his deal with the Denver Nuggets, he was declared a traitor by his native Bosnia and basically given a hex by his homeland basketball federation.

Just hours after Jusuf Nurkic signed his contract with Denver Nuggets, he was declared a “traitor” by the Bosnian basketball federation. The player decided to leave the Bosnian national team training camp, saying he was injured after initially stating that he was tired.

It was initially believed that the Nuggets were going to have to wait before signing Nurkic to a contract but that didn’t happen as he ended up signing right away after the draft. That being said, the Bosnian Basketball Federation has a right to be upset with Nurkic and feel that he betrayed them, but to call him a traitor is a bit much for just a basketball federation.

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