NBA star Kevin Porter Jr arrested for attempting to strangle girlfriend

Police said the woman locked Kevin out of her room and Kevin, with the help of hotel security, gained access to the room and then attacked her

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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NBA star Kevin Porter Jr arrested for attempting to strangle girlfriend
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Houston Rockets star Kevin Porter Jr was arrested on charges of assault and attempted strangulation of his girlfriend Kysre Gondrezick, while the couple were staying at the Millennium Hotel in New York. Police said the woman locked Kevin out of her room and Kevin, with the help of hotel security, gained access to the room and then attacked her.

Police said in a statement: "Upon arrival officers were advised that a 26-year-old female had suffered a laceration to the right side of her face and was complaining of neck pain. A preliminary investigation at the scene determined that an individual known to He struck her body several times and put his hands around her neck."

About Kevin Porter Jr private life

In 2020 Porter, was charged by Mahoning County police following a single car accident for improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle.

Cleveland Cavaliers explained in a statement: "We are aware of the situation involving Kevin Porter Jr. and are in the process of gathering information. We have spoken with Kevin and will continue to address this privately with him as the related process evolves." A grand jury in Mahoning County declined to indict Porter on the felony gun charge.

Misdemeanor charges of driving without a license were also dropped. Not only: in 2022, Washington Wizards announcer Glenn Consor apologized to Porter Jr., after Consor commented that Porter: "like his dad, he pulled the trigger right at the right time." Consor said this after Porter Jr.

made a key shot in a Wizards-Rockets game, under the mistaken belief that Porter Jr. was the son of Kevin Porter, a former Washington point guard who retired in 1983. The father of Kevin Porter Jr. , Bryan Kevin Porter Sr., pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, served a prison sentence, and later died in a shooting when Porter Jr. was four years old. Porter is not related to Kevin Porter.

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