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Porter is banned from NBA forever for gambling scam

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Porter’s NBA career is over.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

TORONTO — This week’s “I F*cked Up A Good Job Award” goes to Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter, who received a lifetime ban from the NBA for gambling on games. Yep, the 24-year-old Mizzou alum pulled a Pete Rose and got caught. NBA officials released the following statement: “A league investigation found that Porter violated league rules by disclosing confidential information to sports bettors, limiting his own participation in one or more games for betting purposes, and betting on NBA games.” Not only did Porter gamble on games, he also placed wagers against his own team. One gambler put $80,000 on the Raptors to lose, and Porter played like sh*t on purpose. He also placed 13 bets on games using someone else’s account. The wagers ranged from $15 to $22,000. And Porter won a measly $22,000 total from gambling.

That’s not a misprint.

He threw away a million dollar salary for chump change.

Raptors President Masai Ujiri told reporters the entire ordeal caught him off guard.

“You don’t want this for the kid, you don’t want this for our team and we don’t want this for our league, that’s for sure,” he said.

“My first reaction is obviously surprise, because none of us, I don’t think anybody, saw this coming.”

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said good riddance. “There is nothing more important than protecting the integrity of NBA competition for our fans, our teams and everyone associated with our sport, which is why Jontay Porter’s blatant violations of our gaming rules are being met with the most severe punishment,” he said. Social media reaction was wild. One commenter wrote, “An $80,000 bet? Like that’s not going to attract attention.” Another chimed in with, “McDonald’s is hiring.”

A third person added, “YOU BIG DUMMY!!! In my Fred Sanford voice.”

Porter was a scrub.

He averaged a measly 4 points per game.

His brother, Michael Porter Jr., plays for the Denver Nuggets.

Do you agree with the lifetime ban?

Does Porter deserve a second chance?

Share your thoughts.

This Post Has 26 Comments

  1. So many people dream about being in the NBA and this fool made it but wasted the opportunity.. Wasted Dream

    He is also putting his brother under the microscope

  2. Too many of my people miss the heart of the issue. NO Mr. Porter should not have been gambling as a player in the NBA . As we all know it is highly illegal for business executives to do inside trader deals in the stock market. The same would be of paid athletes faking injuries, botching plays and such to win or cover bets. Mr. Porter should be jailed for his crimes. If the fan base looses faith in the reality, effort, and true outcome of the sports, NBA, NFL, MLB, all become big time wrestling. All sports become costly, and they all loose value.

  3. @James Clyburn: It is hypocritical for the NBA to support gambling, invest millions into branding Gambling websites and then penalize their players for gambling. I am not saying that Jontay was correct to do what he did. However, the NBA needs to assume some of the blame.

  4. If this was lebron or curry or a superstar, i doubt they would be banned for life

  5. This guy is such a dumbass. He ruined his whole career. He would of made way more money playing in the nba.

  6. Play stupid games win stupid prizes. My dad has a severe gambling issue so I know firsthand how bad the addiction is. Porter should’ve been getting help instead of screwing his NBA career away.

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