Bulls' Bobby Portis Accuses Kevin Durant of Trying to Purposely Hurt Him

Bulls forward Bobby Portis is mad, and his venom is being directed at Warriors forward Kevin Durant.


With eight minutes remaining in the third quarter of Friday night's game, and with the Warriors up 88-62 on the Bulls, Durant fought through a pick set by Portis.

At first glance, it didn't seem like much. But Durant may have done it a little too violently.

Portis immediately grabbed his left arm in discomfort and sat down in a seat near the scorer's table. Moments later, Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr. was called for a technical foul. After Steph Curry made the technical free throw, Portis made his way to Durant and the two players had to be separated. Now, we know why Portis was so heated.

"Yeah, that wasn't inadvertent," Portis told The Chicago Tribune over the weekend. "If I would have done that, I would have gotten a foul called on me. I guess it's just who you're playing against. Everything is officiated different toward whoever it is, but if you look back at the video at the time, it was obvious."

Portis missed the Bulls' game in Utah on Saturday due to a sprained left elbow.

Portis revealed what he said to Durant when he came down the court.

"I asked him: ‘You got a problem or what?'" Portis told The Chicago Tribune.

Durant isn't one to back down and traded verbal jabs with Portis.

The Chicago Tribune asked Portis if Durant apologized for what happened.

"Ain't no apologies in basketball," Portis responded. "Nobody feels sorry for nobody. That's how it goes."

To add insult to injury for Portis, his Bulls lost 146-109 to the Warriors on Friday night, and then lost again in Utah on Saturday night.

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