Rockets’ Kevin Porter Jr. channels inner James Harden after career night and strip club fine
Just around 24 hours after he got fined for violating league protocol after making an appearance in a strip club last week, Kevin Porter Jr. showed that no amount of money (or neon lights) can hinder him from exploding inside the basketball court. The young Houston Rockets scorer exploded for a career-high of 50 points to prove to the world that James Harden was right in saying that basketball and clubbing totally go hand in hand.
Rob Perez over at Twitter perfectly encapsulated what everyone in Clutch City is feeling right now:
they said nobody could replace James Harden in Houston and then KPJ dropped 50/11 after getting fined for going to a strip club. that legacy is in good hands.
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) April 30, 2021
The 20-year-old was a beast on Thursday night as he helped the Rockets grab a huge W against the Milwaukee Bucks. Porter added 11 assists and five boards to his 50-piece and made history as the fourth-youngest player to get to 50 points in NBA history. He’s also now the youngest player in league history to score at least 50 points and dish out 10 or more assists since LeBron James who did it back in 2008.
Porter was issued a $50,000 fine by the league just the other day for an April 19 trip to a strip club in Miami with teammate Sterling Brown. He was also asked to quarantine right after which forced him to miss three games due to the league’s health and safety protocols. Thursday was just his second game back as his interesting 2020-21 campaign continues.