One of the youngest European NBA stars Kristaps Porzingis found himself in a fight during a visit to his hometown back in Latvia. A video has surfaced where Kristaps is standing outside of a bar with a bloody head and obvious injury which resulted in a lot of frustration from his end.
According to various Latvian sources, Porzingis got in a dispute with a group of Russians outside of the bar who were already disputing with the local security. The same source said Porzingis was in a company with a friend who suffered even a worse injury.
Porzingis apparently got jumped and attacked with an object but the whole incident was broken up quickly. It’s also worth mentioning altercations are a quite usual thing in that area.
In the video, you can hear Porzingis call out the people who attacked him by saying “I’ll send your ass back to Russia.”
The Dallas Mavericks issued a statement they will look into the situation with more details soon.
Porzingis joined the Dallas Mavericks in a blockbuster trade this season after New York Knicks agreed to a trade from Dallas Mavericks which was a big surprise in NBA circles.
Kristaps Porzingis apparently got jumped in his hometown
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) 12 May 2019