Yikes, Bobby Portis

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Portis put them hands on him!

Mirotic released from the hospital with 2 broken bones in his face.

Bobby Laimbeer :wink:


Man the Bulls are going to suck this year.

Gathered all the reports here. Sounds like they both threw punches and Bobby’s connected.

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Bulls were already tanking, this just enhances it. Bad news for Bobby is now they might not pick up his fourth-year team option.

Don’t let your mouth write checks that you can’t cash.



You gotta really be asking for it for Bobby to knock you out cold. He’s one of the nicest and most respectful players I’ve ever met. Yes sir, and no sir kid, and I’m not even that much older than him. I really hope this doesn’t hurt his career, because I felt like this year was the year for him to really shine.

On another note, how in the world are these 2 guys going to ever be able to play together again. How do you work with somebody that knocked you out cold. And you gotta lose respect among your teammates as well getting beat up by a younger player, after you allegedly started it. He can’t talk trash to any of them ever again. If I’m Mirotic I’m requesting a trade no way he survives being in that lockeroom again.

Man, this almost made me hit the floor laughing.

Is this being reported or are you just basing it on the fact there was a fight and it looks bad?

That (them not picking up his 4th year) seems very premature, especially in light of the latest reports.

“Mirotic charged at Portis twice before Portis threw a punch and connected with Mirotic’s face, league sources said. Mirotic dropped to the floor and lay there for several minutes before getting up, league sources said.”

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/2105 … bby-portis

What did he say?

It was speculation on my part. The early details reported by Shams (who is generally very accurate) painted Portis as having cheap-shotted Mirotic. Obviously if Mirotic was the aggressor, that probably changes the way the Bulls’ front office views it. Of course, who knows what they’ll do. GarPax isn’t exactly known for great decision-making.

Little Rock dudes are built different…Hope Miritoc knows better now!

How do you “cheep shot” someone charging at you? Fake news?

I love Bobby to death and respect him immensely and have since I first met him in the ninth grade.

But he is going to be on a conference call with the NBA league office this afternoon and I am not sure this ends well for him.

Likely a suspension. Hope it doesn’t entail more.

8 games. http://www.wholehogsports.com/news/2017 … Ps.twitter

Bobby Portis is not a bad person. He’s a good kid but he made a mistake.” - John Paxson

I thought that might be the case. That’s too bad. Unfortunately in this day and age, speculation and rush to judgment can take on a life of their own.