Good thing the Chicago Bulls weren’t going to be any good this year. The latest out of practice today is Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic got into it and Portis gave Mirotic that work. According to Yahoo’s Shams Charania, Mirotic was hospitalized with facial fractures and a concussion. Mirotic is out for the foreseeable future.
Details are slowly trickling out, allegedly both men were fighting for position as is common in basketball and things escalated and Portis threw fists. We understand things get heated on the court, but there was no need for Portis to cold cock Mirotic. Looks like he’s done serious damage to his teammate. Stay tuned, we’ll provide more updates as details become available.
Here is how it all went down.
The players had been talking trash to one another in practice, going back and forth before those exchanges escalated into a physical encounter, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Mirotic charged at Portis twice before Portis threw a punch and connected with Mirotic’s face, league sources said. Mirotic dropped to the floor and lay there for several minutes before getting up, league sources said.
Portis has been suspended for 8 games.