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NBA’s Obligation to Women: Why Kevin Porter Jr. Must Never Play Again



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The recent arrest of Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, Kysre Gondrezick, has sent shockwaves through the NBA community. But more than that, they’ve highlighted a glaring issue that the NBA can no longer turn a blind eye to: violence against women.

Porter was arrested and charged with assault after allegedly attacking his girlfriend in a New York hotel. The incident was not just a simple argument gone wrong; it involved strangulation and resulted in a fractured vertebra for the victim. This is not a misdemeanor; it’s a horrific act of violence.

Moreover, this is not an isolated incident. Porter has had previous issues in the NBA, including altercations with officials and unprofessional conduct. His behavior paints a picture of a man who has little regard for rules, authority, or the well-being of others.

The NBA’s Responsibility Towards Women

The NBA now faces a crucial decision. If the league truly values women and their safety, they cannot let Porter play again. To do so would send a dangerous message that fame and talent are more important than respect for women’s dignity and life.

The uproar over Miles Bridges getting another chance was loud and justified. But where is the outrage for Porter’s victim? The NBA must prove that it listens to its fans and cares about the women who make up a significant portion of their audience by taking decisive action against Porter.

Kevin Porter Jr.: A Coward Unworthy of the NBA

Kevin Porter Jr. is a coward. There, it’s been said. His actions are those of a man who uses his physical strength not to excel on the basketball court, but to inflict pain and fear on those weaker than him. He does not deserve the privilege of playing in the NBA, a league that millions dream of joining.

Athletes are role models, whether they like it or not. They have an obligation to behave in a way that reflects the values of respect, integrity, and fair play. Porter has shown none of these qualities. Instead, he has demonstrated a complete disregard for the rules, for authority, and most disturbingly, for the safety and dignity of his girlfriend.

In conclusion, the NBA has a choice to make. It can either stand with the victims of domestic violence and take a powerful stance against it, or it can allow Porter to continue playing, thus condoning his actions. The choice should be clear. Kevin Porter Jr.’s time in the NBA should be over.

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