Let’s file this one under, ‘taking things a touch too far’. Dallas Maverick Kristaps Porzingis was jumped in Latvia by a bunch of Russians who were pissed off he left the Knicks…wait..what? So many questions.
Let’s take a look at the footage courtesy of TMZ Sports:
Ok, shoving a woman, that’s not cool.
The Russians don’t play around….
— Jerome Foster (@_Foster16) May 12, 2019
According to Yahoo sports, news broke in late March that New York police were investigating Porzingis for a 2018 incident in which he allegedly raped his neighbor in Manhattan. The Knicks traded Porzingis to Dallas in January. Both the Mavericks and the NBA were aware of the alleged incident before the trade took place. Porzingis tore his ACL in 2018, just hours before the alleged incident took place, and did not take the court at all in the 2018-19 season.