People Are Dragging Michael Porter Jr. For Buying His Mom The Same Car She Already Has With NBA Check

by 2 years ago


I want to preface this by saying for Christmas, I bought my mom a few boxes of Dunkin Donuts K-cups, a spa session I copped off Groupon, and a cast iron skillet. I am in no position to judge anyone, but since I’m sitting behind a keyboard and won’t face any retribution, FUCK IT!

After getting drafted 14th overall, signing a rookie contract with the Denver Nuggets that will earn him about $2.5 million next year, and inking an endorsement deal with Puma, Michael Porter Jr. decided to gift his mom a car that she already had in her garage–the Ford Flex.

Check it out below.

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Mom…I love you so much! It’s such a blessing for me to be able to bless you like this, it’s been a dream of mine! You are an angel to me and the most incredible mom in the world. There is so many things you’ve done for us kids that are so selfless of you I can’t comprehend it. I wanna say thank you for stopping your career of being a professional basketball player to raise 8 kids. Thank you for being a stay at home mom and homeschooling all of us. Thank you for being the last one to go to sleep and the first one awake. Thank you for the endless amount of clothes and dishes you’ve washed for us growing up. Thank you for all the food you’ve cooked for us. Thank you for making sure we all made it to our AAU tournaments and summer camps even when the money wasn’t always there. But most of all thank you and Dad for raising us to trust God’s word and lean on Him! I know I’m a knucklehead sometimes but I just wanna make you proud. ❤️😊

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It was a nice gesture. But nice doesn’t make it not funny. Porter got all his athletic genes from his mother (she averaged 58.7 points per game as a high school senior before scoring more than 1,300 points in her career at the University of Iowa), and the family doesn’t exactly look strapped for cash. Is this the most underwhelming ‘athlete buys mother…’ video of all time? Some Twitter peeps weigh in.

This dude makes a good point:

Mom hope you like warm socks!

[h/t Total Pro Sports]

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