Bobby Portis has created a number of headlines this season, but it has nothing to do with his ability to score or rebound. On Saturday night, the former Razorback was ejected after picking up a flagrant 2 foul when he tried to block a Tomas Satoransky shot late in a game between the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls.
You can check out Portis’ foul below. It is pretty clear that he went for the ball, but he just happened to make contact with Satoransky, who went flying and crashed hard to the ground.
— EL FOOSAY (@SheHatesJacoby) February 11, 2018
Afterwards, former Kentucky star and Washington Wizard Jodie Meeks was asked about the play and gave his opinion on it. Clearly he didn’t like what happened to his teammate.
“If a guy has a clear lane to the basket, if you can’t get there, let him go, don’t try to take him out. Obviously not everybody abides by those rules,” Meeks told reporters after the game.
On Sunday afternoon, Portis clapped back at Meeks, telling him that he sounded foolish.
— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) February 11, 2018
Earlier in the season, Portis punched then teammate Nikola Mirotic in the face, and thus breaking Mirotic’s jaw. Portis was suspended for 8 games because of the incident. Mirotic was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans on Feb. 1.
The former Arkansas star is in his third season in the NBA and all of them have been with the Bulls. Portis is having a career year, averaging 12.2 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game. The Bulls are 19-36 this season.
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