Houston Rockets player Kevin Porter Jr. has been dating his girlfriend Kysre Gondrezick since 2022 and now he’s been charged with assualt. Details explored.
Kevin Porter Jr is a star on the rise in the NBA.
The Houston Rocket point guard is making a name for himself on and off the court.
He began his professional career in the NBA in 2019 after being the 30th overall pick in the first-round draft by the Milwaukee Bucks.
However, he was traded to the Clevland Cavaliers that year, and subsequently got traded to the Houston Rockets in 2021.
Before he began his professional career, he was considered a five-star recruit while he was in Rainier Beach High School, and was considered the highest-ranked player from Washington in the 2018 class.
He signed a four-year, $82.5 million contract extension last October.
Away from being a baller, he was dating Kysre Gondrezick, a fellow Basketball star. However, on Monday, September 11, 2023, he was arrested for assaulting his partner.
Following this, fans might be curious to know what actually NBA player Kevin Porter Jr. did to his lover and what he is being charged with. Read on for more.
Who is Kevin Porter dating right now?
Kevin Porter has been in a relationship with female basketball player, Kysre Gondrezick.
The two have reportedly been dating since 2022, and are often seen getting cozy with each other via social media.
Porter’s girfriend whose height stands at 1.75 m tall is currently a free agent.
She previously played for the WNBA’s Indiana Fever and Chicago Sky.
She was born on July 27, 1997, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States.
She had her High school education at Benton Harbor, and attended college at Michigan from 2016–2017; and then furthered at West Virginia univeristy from 2017 to 2020.
It turned out Kevin Porter and Kysre had a bitter relationship as the Houston Rockets guard was arrested in New York City on Monday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.
What happened between Kevin Porter Jr. and Kysre Gondrezick?
NBA star-couple Kevin Porter Jr. and Kysre Gondrezick are in the news but this time around it has nothing to do with their craft or relationship, but a legal issue.
Kevin Porter Jr was arrested and charged with assault and strangulation after allegedly attacking a woman who would later be identified as his girlfriend Gondrezick on Monday, Sep. 11.
Shocked eyewitnesses have described their horror at seeing Kevin Porter Jr. allegedly embroiled in a furious fight with his girlfriend, Kysre Gondrezick, that led to the NBA star’s arrest for assault and strangulation.
The Houston Rockets guard stunned workers in New York City’s plush Millennium Hilton hotel on Monday morning after allegedly assaulting former WNBA player Gondrezick.
Two hotel employees and a guest, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told The U.S. Sun numerous complaints were made to the front desk before cops arrived and Porter was arrested.
Officers at the scene said they found the 26-year-old Gondrezick with lacerations to her face and quickly transported her to a local hospital for treatment.
According to a criminal complaint issued on Tuesday at his arraignment after he was released on a $75,000 bail, Porter is accused of punching Gondrezick repeatedly in the face and choking her until she couldn’t breathe.
Porter was not required to enter a plea on Tuesday’s arraignment.
The complaint also claims she sustained a fractured vertebra in her neck, while Assistant Manhattan District Attorney Mirah Curzer alleged that Porter had a history of abusing Gondrezick, including driving his car into hers.
The pair had been pictured together at the start of New York Fashion Week last Thursday, but authorities say things turned violent on Monday morning.
Gondrezick, according to prosecutors, was found bleeding and beaten up in a hallway of the hotel by workers at the property.
One worker told The U.S. Sun: “It was early, but some people heard someone yelling, arguing, being very loud, and insulting each other. We got a couple of calls, and we went upstairs because some clients said a lady was running on the floor trying to escape.”
The employee said the cops came “straight away” but the atmosphere was very “tense.”
Another revealed his relief at the security acting quickly and that a number of guests were distressed after witnessing the state of Porter’s girlfriend.
“I heard loud noises and a lot of yelling, it sounded very bad,” added a guest.
“You can’t stay silent when you hear people arguing and hearing noises that make you think that there is a fight or physical confrontation going on. People were scared that something really bad was happening in that room.”
Roc-Nation, the agency owned by music superstar Jay-Z and who represents Porter, did not immediately respond to The U.S. Sun’s request for comment.
Porter isn’t a stranger to controversy – he missed the start of the 2020 season while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers after being arrested in pre-season following a car accident.
He was charged with a firearm offense, marijuana possession, and failing to control a vehicle. The charges were later dropped.
Porter fell out with teammates in Cleveland and was eventually moved on after reacting furiously when his locker was given to another player.