Wizards news: Bobby Portis calls out referees for officiating late in game vs. Hornets
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Bobby Portis calls out referees for officiating late in game vs. Hornets

Bobby Portis

The Washington Wizards was edged out by the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night in a close encounter that went right down the wire.

Following his team’s 112-111 razor-thin defeat, Wizards big man Bobby Ports had some choice words for the game officials, who he believes were not doing their jobs very well on the evening.

Clearly, Portis is not happy with how the referees officiated the ballgame, especially during the final minute of the contest. The 24-year-old even presented some hard evidence in the form of a frozen frame wherein he is clearly being handled by Hornets forward Marvin Williams.

Portis even went as far as implying that his reputation may have played a part in game officials refusing to call fouls on him. The 6-foot-11 center was certainly frustrated with how things turned out against Charlotte, and made sure the whole world knew how he felt.

A fine is likely coming in the way of Portis with how he so blatantly called out the referees. Then again, perhaps he feels it’s worth the cash, so long as he gets his message across.

Portis had a good game on Friday, as he led the way for the Wizards with a team-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting. The fourth-year big man also recorded three three-pointers, nine rebounds, three assists, a block, and one turnover in 25 minutes of action.

Portis has been great since joining the Wizards via the trade deal that sent Otto Porter Jr. to the Chicago Bulls. He is currently on a contract year and will be entering free agency in the summer, so he has certainly done well to up his stock.