Fans of the injured Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic today put up a billboard expressing the city's love for the Bosnian athlete.
The billboard, which is located near the Moda Center, reads "We Love You Jusuf Nurkic," in both English and Bosnian. This afternoon in a tweet, Nurkic responded to the display succinctly, writing: "Love."
The billboard is slated to stay up at the corner of Northeast Weidler St. and Victoria Ave. until May 5, The Oregonian reports. It will then move to Northeast Grand Ave. and Everett St., where it will stay up from May 13 to 26.
Nelson tells WW that the billboard cost $10,000 to print and put up, and that the extra $1,100 went to the Portland Boys and Girls Club.
But the billboard isn't the only token of Portland's appreciation headed Nurk's way. Willamette Week is sending him weed. (We're still doing this. It's taking a while. Hang in there, big man.)