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The latest on the NBA’s investigation of Jontay Porter’s betting irregularities | First Take

Apr 04, 2024
now to a developing story on the NBA Raptors Ford jonte Porter is under

investigation

by the league after multiple cases of

betting

on IR regularities in recent months, multiple sources told ESPN yesterday, so the NBA is investigating some prop bets involving Porter in the January games. On March 26 and 20, players along with all League employees are prohibited from

betting

on any NBA event, including, of course, prop betting. Tim Legler is here with us and uh Shannon Sharp and of course Brian Windhorse uh Brian you along with David Perom and W are the ones who reported this story what's the

latest

on this yeah

first

of all Firstly, there is no certainty that Jonte Porter actually made a bet.
the latest on the nba s investigation of jontay porter s betting irregularities first take
What there is is a lot of circumstantial evidence and suspicious activity mainly because, as you can imagine as a player. who has a two-way contract, while there are betting options offered to players like Jon in the games, it is very unusual to see a lot of volume and what set off casino alarm bells here and eventually moved to the NBA and led to the NBA a The start of an

investigation

was the same night that Jonte Porter placed a much larger amount of bets on his prop bets than he would have for any normal game twice in the last two months, on the same nights that happened, he came out of the games without before um on the injury report illnesses and injuries before both games he wasn't on the injury report at all and then he only made it known in one game a little over three minutes and in one game a little over two minutes and that's just extremely suspicious suspicious enough to the point where he was

take

n and suspended from the team and the NBA is investigating um no I think so I don't think we know anything more than that at this point um , there is certainly a lot to talk about with the team staff and for the casinos to do their research on this in a way that it was the casino integrity operations that caught this, that flagged this and led to this and I think That is also a key factor in the casino. they build money with losers money not winners money there is no integrity because if he had lost the casino would have never contacted the NBA they would never have said a word it was the fact that he was in their pockets that made them .
the latest on the nba s investigation of jontay porter s betting irregularities first take

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Reach Out says oh, what's going on here? Someone is betting 80th of all this money on a two-way player. Hell, I didn't even know you could bet on a two-way player and suddenly this heavy flow looks suspicious. meets a guy who's on a two-way contract and is under and then all of a sudden he's out of the game with a previously undisclosed injury and it happens again, I guess a month or 6 weeks later, uh, uh, Wendy . and then yeah, that peak of casino curiosity because they say, hey, the only thing we know is your legs. I don't know how much you bet, but if you go to a casino and they suspect you're counting cars, they'll throw you out. from there they are not in the business of losing money and they are definitely not going to lose money through shady practices, so that's what Wendy was all about because if I had lost that casino I would never have said a word, they never call Integrity when you win your money it's only when you start hitting their pockets that questions suddenly arise, but this seems to me it seems terribly suspicious to me too, yes this can't be a coincidence and look, if you really think about it, what is the best way of ensuring that the winner of a prop bet is to do exactly what he did, meaning you have these numbers and the numbers are pretty low because he's a role player and he's not going to play a lot of minutes since he's the numbers are very low, so what do you do?
the latest on the nba s investigation of jontay porter s betting irregularities first take
You play a couple of minutes,

take

away that thing that guarantees that you won't be able to reach that number, because if you played your normal minutes and tried to guarantee that you weren't going to reach those. numbers, well that's going to look suspicious to the former coach, why are you turning down open shots, why aren't you running down the court, you could have made a layup right there, you're not going through the glass, whatever it is, so here's the perfect way to do it and this is a big problem, this really is and look, it's been captured, but you can't have any kind of image that everything you're watching when it comes to sports is predetermined now you have a problem in your hands because Now it's like professional wrestling, right, and it can't be that it has to be a series of events.
the latest on the nba s investigation of jontay porter s betting irregularities first take
Tak, look, look, these leagues are now intertwined with these betting platforms, so this is a big deal right now and they got it. It seems like we're going to see what happens, obviously a lot more information has to come out and he has a lot to answer for in terms of what his involvement was, who were the guys trying to make money off of this, what was the flow of communication. It needs to come out a lot more, but certainly guys, this doesn't seem like it could be a coincidence that something like this happens, well, I think so, one thing that I think is interesting is that the average NBA salary is above the 12 millions.
Prop betting limits are relatively low for people who are professional athletes; However, there are some players at the lower end of the NBA food chain, like Jontay Porter again, he is on a two-way contract and is scheduled to make around 400,000 this year, less than the minimum. salary for a

first

-year player who is on a full contract and that is the area I think the NBA needs to pay special attention to because the risk reward is known in case, like Porter, he has had two ACL tears earlier in his career. He didn't play in the NBA in the last two years.
He played in the NBA in 2021. Basically, he's barely hanging on to the edge of the league, so that's a situation you have to watch and I think that's something you have to watch as well. I especially have to look at it in college as well because there are players in college that you may not know are looking at potential opportunities in professional sports and that's always been the case and you know, a couple of years ago, guys, I went into sports. radar, which is one of the big sports data companies in London and I looked at their integrity operation and saw how they track betting.
There's a real apparatus to try to look at this, but what worries you when you hear about this is the things that don't get caught and that's what makes everyone uncomfortable, I think, and what was happening guys is that these, the MLB, the NBA, the NFL, the family sites that draw the DraftKings, the ESP EDS, they are all integrated and want to maintain this relationship with this sports team because the sports team that they love takes their money. Now this is what we say. Now we will let you know if anything is known from above and above and we will need you to do something. about it so it's one hand washing the other

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