Lou Williams, Mike Scott, Moe Harkless rip Michael Porter Jr. for controversial tweet
Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. is in some hot water right now after sending out a controversial tweet wherein he seems to be defending the Minnesota cops involved in the recent death of George Floyd.
Porter has not only gotten on the bad side on more than a few folks on social media, but he has also been called out by a number of NBA veterans as well, including Los Angeles Clippers sixth man extraordinaire Lou Williams, Mike Scott of the Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks swingman Moe Harkless.
For starters, here is Michael Porter Jr.’s original tweet:
As much as you pray for George family, gotta also pray for the police officer(s) who were involved in this evil. As hard as it is, pray for them instead of hate them…Pray that God changes their hearts.
— Michael Porter Jr (@MPJr) May 27, 2020
Both Williams and Scott disapprove of Porter’s message:
— Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) May 27, 2020
Hell nawl https://t.co/Vg3E5BdYUB
— Mike Scott (@mikescott) May 27, 2020
As for Harkless, he believes someone should talk some sense into Porter:
Somebody talk to their rook please 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/S6Ex1IYmwJ
— Maurice Harkless (@moe_harkless) May 27, 2020
Porter is a Christian, and the fact that his Twitter bio reads “God first always” seems to indicate that he is religious. This is perhaps where his statement is coming from here, as he asks for prayers and guidance for the cops who were, as Porter put it, influenced by “evil.”
We somewhat get what Porter is trying to say here, but there’s no denying that the timing of his message is ill-advised. It’s very easy to misconstrue his pray-for-everyone message as in a way, taking the side of the embattled police officers. Going through the comments on the post will show you just how much this has backfired in Porter’s face.
The unfortunate death of Floyd has captivated the whole nation as what is deemed as another act of racial discrimination at the hands of the authorities. This is an issue that will not go away anytime soon, and in Porter’s case, it is likely that his statement here will stick with him (and haunt him?) for years to come.