Much like the rest of us, Milwaukee Bucks veteran Bobby Portis has become desensitized to much of the nonsense on social media. This is exactly why his initial reaction to the Damian Lillard blockbuster deal was pretty much similar to how a lot of folks first took the news.
Bobby Portis Calls ‘Fake News’ on Damian Lillard’s Trade to Milwaukee Bucks
By his own admission, Portis did not believe the news when he heard it first. In fact, he even called out the people he was with for peddling “fake news.” It wasn’t until the 28-year-old saw the trade on ESPN did he accept that it was actually going down:
“So I was in a commercial shoot,” Portis started, via Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “I was chilling, I was dribbling the ball with some kids – there is a scene with some kids bout to come in – and everybody just stopped. I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ They’re like, ‘Ohhhh! Ohhhh!’ I’m like, ‘What’s going on, what happened?’ They’re like, ‘We got Dame!’ I’m like oh, fake news. Don’t believe everything you see on social media. They do all these jerseys, all the kids got these fake pages, they do jersey swaps, you see it every year, somebody with a new jersey. Then I see (ESPN) and I was like, oh, shit, it’s for real.”
As previously mentioned, that’s pretty much how most of us took the Dame news. The blockbuster deal was so big that a lot of us refused to buy it at first — especially considering how Lillard was supposed to be headed to the Miami Heat.
The reality of the massive deal dawned upon us the moment we saw the news from an official source. For Portis, it was ESPN.
The rest, as they say, is history.
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