NBA Twitter Reacts To Jontay Porter’s Lifetime NBA Ban By Joking About His Old Tweets


The NBA has taken decisive action against Jontay Porter, a two-way player recently under contract with the Toronto Raptors. Porter has been permanently banned from the NBA due to serious violations of league rules related to gambling and disclosing confidential information to sports bettors.

The NBA’s investigation revealed the following violations:

1. Confidential Information Disclosure: Prior to the Raptors’ game on March 20, Porter disclosed confidential information about his own health status to an individual known to be an NBA bettor. Subsequently, another individual placed an $80,000 parlay proposition bet with an online sportsbook, wagering that Porter would underperform in the same game. The suspicious betting activity led to the bet being frozen and not paid out.

2. Self-Limiting Game Participation: During the March 20 game, Porter played only three minutes, claiming that he felt ill. The investigation found that he intentionally limited his own game participation to influence the outcome of bets on his performance.

3. Widespread Gambling: While traveling with the Raptors or their NBA G League affiliate, the Raptors 905, Porter placed at least 13 bets on NBA games using an associate’s online betting account. These bets ranged in size from $15 to $22,000, totaling $54,094. Notably, none of these bets involved any game in which Porter played.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver emphasized the importance of protecting the integrity of NBA competition. He stated,


“There is nothing more important than protecting the integrity of NBA competition for our fans, our teams, and everyone associated with our sport.”


Porter’s actions were met with the most severe punishment due to their blatant violation of gaming rules.

This incident also raises important questions about the sufficiency of the current regulatory framework for sports betting. While legal sports betting provides transparency to identify suspicious activity, it also highlights the need for robust guidelines and oversight.

The NBA has shared information with federal prosecutors, and its investigation remains open. Porter’s ban serves as a stark reminder that maintaining the integrity of professional sports is paramount.

However, as you can imagine, NBA Twitter decided to also have some fun with it and took a dive into his Twitter account… the results speak for themselves.


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