Kevin Porter Jr’s NBA career is in jeopardy, and new details about his altercation with Koby Altman are shocking. According to new reports Kevin Porter Jr accused Cavaliers of “slavery” during fight with Cavaliers GM Koby Altman.
Earlier Reports said Kevin Porter Jr went into a fit of rage after learning his locker was given to Taurean Prince, who was acquired from the NETS in the blockbuster three team trade. When security came to find out what was going on Kevin Porter Jr allegedly tried to fight Cavs GM Kolby Altman as well. What was said during that fight was just released today by multiple sources.
It’s alleged that during the altercation Kevin Porter yelled “Modern day slavery, Modern day slavery”, insinuating the Cavaliers were treating him like a slave.
Kevin Porter JR was selected with the 30th pick in the 2019 draft. As you may or may not know Kevin Porter Jr had a very troubled past. His father was shot and killed, and during the draft he wore a sports coat dedicated to him. Also he was arrested in November of last year on weapons charges that were later dropped in December. Those weapon charges kept him from playing so far this season, which allegedly was the initial cause of his frustration.
When you take into account his troubled past, the emotional outburst could be due to Kevin Porter battling inner demons. He even forgot to wear his jersey to a game one time in the past, as you can see in the video above, a tell tale sign of inner mental battles going on. However, this isn’t the first time an NBA team has been accused of being form of “modern day slavery”, so maybe there is some merit to what he’s saying.
Let’s hope another NBA team gives Kevin Porter Jr another chance, but his Cavaliers career is likely over. The chances of another team giving him chance just got slimmer as well, after his comments were made public. Sometimes biting the hand that feeds you, is the worst thing you can do.