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


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.

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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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.