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'It's Being Overblown': Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. Voices Thoughts On Coronavirus [Video]

'It's Being Overblown': Nuggets' Michael Porter Jr. Voices Thoughts On Coronavirus

A rising prospect for the Denver Nuggets' shared his views on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on social media. Michael Porter, Jr. says "the coronavirus is being used for a bigger agenda." Katie..

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How Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. gained Michael Malone’s trust

Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. didn’t expect the backlash that came from his postgame comments after Denver fell behind the Clippers 3-1 last round.
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Porter 'blocks out' criticism, lifts Nuggets in clutch

Criticized for his remarks after Game 4, Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. scored all seven of his points in the final 1:11 Friday night and came up big on defense to key a 111-105 win over the..
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Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. after clutch Game 5: “I stand by what I say”

Michael Porter Jr. saved his harshest words for the Nuggets after Game 4. But the kid got in the last word of Game 5. And it spoke volumes. “Everything I said, I stand by what I say,” said Porter,..
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Nuggets stay alive in series against Clippers with 4th-quarter comeback win

Paul Millsap scored 14 of his 17 points in the third quarter, Michael Porter Jr. made a late 3-pointer and the Denver Nuggets overcame a 15-point, second-half deficit to stun the Los Angeles Clippers..
CBC.ca - Published

Nuggets 3-Pointers: Michael Porter Jr. got the last word in Game 5. And it spoke volumes.

After being held scoreless for the game’s first 46 minutes, Michael Porter Jr. drained one of the biggest shots of the Nuggets' season.
Denver Post - Published

Damian Lillard calls Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. 'wrong' for publicly criticizing coaching vs. Clippers

Lillard went off on Porter for saying coach Michael Malone needs to 'get more players involved' after a Game 4 loss
CBS Sports - Published

Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. questions play-calling in second half of Game 4: 'I didn't touch the ball'

Porter scored 15 points in the first half of the game, but he failed to score in the second half
CBS Sports - Published

Porter: Nuggets can't rely on just Jokic, Murray

Michael Porter Jr. was held scoreless in the second half of Wednesday's loss to the Clippers and said afterward that the Nuggets "need to get more players involved" beside Nikola Jokic and Jamal..
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Frustrated Michael Porter Jr. on quiet second half in Nuggets’ Game 4 loss to Clippers: “I just didn’t touch the ball”

A frustrated Michael Porter Jr. said his quiet second half in Game 4 had nothing to do with the Clippers’ defense.
Denver Post - Published

How Michael Porter Jr. became Nuggets’ most-improved defender during NBA Playoffs

Michael Porter Jr. tried like heck to get Game 1 out of his head. But the scar tissue from a night to forget wouldn’t leave: A 2-for-9 showing from the floor, 0-for-6 from beyond the arc, five..
Denver Post - Published

Keeler: Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is ready for whatever the Clippers throw at him. Even if it’s a fist.

No hard feelings. Or hard fouls. Yet. Although if revenge is what Michael Porter Jr. wants, the scoreboard is one heck of a way to return a compliment in kind. And no time like the present.
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Porter puts onus on Clips' doctor for fall in draft

Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. blamed the prognosis of the Clippers' team doctor for his being passed up by L.A. twice in the 2018 draft.
ESPN - Published

Michael Porter Jr. looking forward to playing Clippers, especially after L.A. team doctors said he wouldn’t “play basketball again”

The 6-foot-10 rookie forward out of Missouri was on the Clippers' radar during the run-up to the 2018 NBA Draft. Instead, Los Angeles selected Michigan State forward Miles Bridges and Boston College..
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Keeler: Jamal Murray is Nuggets’ postseason MVP. But Michael Porter Jr. and Gary Harris deserve game balls, too.

Jamal Murray’s averaged 34.0 points and 5.2 treys per tilt in this series. But you don’t win two straight after a 3-1 deficit without Gary Harris, a guy who’s only played 20 minutes over the last..
Denver Post - Published

Michael Porter Jr. finds little solace in strong offensive performance after Nuggets loss

Micheal Porter Jr. isn’t trying to focus on any positives.
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Michael Porter Jr. learns hard truths in Nuggets playoff debut: “It’s a different style of basketball”

At least Michael Porter Jr. got it over with early. Unavoidable for every rookie, particularly one who just had a coming out party in the NBA bubble, the playoff indoctrination was coming.
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Nuggets vs. Jazz: Donovan Mitchell's burden, Michael Porter Jr.'s impact, Mike Conley's absence key storylines

Utah will likely be without Conley for at least the first two games after he left the bubble for the birth of his child
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Kiszla: Behind breakout success of Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is loving father who saw darkest days of amazing comeback story

Shortly before midnight on a humid summer night in the Midwest, a father utters a little confession into the darkness about one of the NBA’s brightest rising stars.
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“Michael’s a different cat”: Why Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. has a playoff advantage

His stunning playoff debut made a mockery of pressure despite playing in charged environments such as San Antonio and Portland. Jokic “showed out,” as Nuggets coach Michael Malone described it..
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Lillard wins Bubble MVP, Williams picked as top coach

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Portland’s Damian Lillard has been unanimously selected as the top player of the NBA’s seeding games at Walt Disney World, after averaging a league-best 37.6 points..
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Lowe's 10 NBA bubble things: Michael Porter Jr., Zion Williamson and a power rising in the East

Our expanded edition focuses on rookies, playoff teams, near-playoff teams and a newly dominant contender.
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NBA bubble rookie rankings: Michael Porter Jr. has gotten out to an explosive start for the Nuggets in Orlando

Porter's been shining as a member of the starting lineup for the injured Nuggets
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Even in loss, Nuggets rookies Michael Porter Jr., Bol Bol gain “valuable” lessons

Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. is about to get a crash course in NBA scouting reports.
Denver Post - Published

Michael Porter Jr. and eight more breakout NBA players in Orlando

Who are the emerging players in the NBA bubble? Our analysts pick their favorites.
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NBA Star Index: LeBron James laying bricks; Devin Booker cold-blooded; Carmelo Anthony making critics look bad

Also, Luka Doncic (again) and Michael Porter Jr. make history
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Michael Porter Jr. goes off again as Nuggets take down Spurs for second straight win

First it was a trickle, then it became an onslaught.
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Opinion: Nuggets relying on Michael Porter Jr., but rookie's journey has share of growing pains

The top prospect in the 2018 NBA Draft is keeping Denver in the mix while marquee players are out, but he needs to improve defense.
USATODAY.com - Published

Redeemed? Porter pours in 37 in Nuggets' OT win

Michael Porter Jr. reminded everyone of how talented the 14th overall pick in the 2018 draft is, exploding for a career-high 37 points and 12 rebounds in a 121-113 overtime victory over the Thunder.
ESPN - Published

Michael Porter Jr.’s text messages to Nuggets coach Michael Malone fueled 37-point eruption: “Stick with me”

Monday’s eruption began with a new attitude. Porter said he recognizes his place with the Nuggets, which, unlike in high school, doesn't mean shouldering all the scoring burden.
Denver Post - Published

Michael Porter Jr. scores career-high 37 to lead Nuggets to critical win over Thunder with three starters out

Porter is finally getting playing time in Orlando and he made the most of it on Monday with a dominant performance
CBS Sports - Published

Nuggets talk to Michael Porter Jr. about his coronavirus 'population control' comments

Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly spoke to Michael Porter Jr. about his coronavirus 'population control' comments.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. coronavirus death toll reaches 150,000, highest in the world

u.s. coronavirus death toll reaches 150,000, highest in the world
Health experts predict the number could reach 200,000 in less than two months. The United States COVID-19 deaths topped 150,000 on Wednesday, the highest in the world, according to Johns Hopkins..
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Nuggets talk to Porter about conspiracy theory

The Nuggets have spoken to forward Michael Porter Jr. about his comments that coronavirus is being used for population control.
ESPN - Published

Nuggets respond to Michael Porter Jr.'s conspiracy theory regarding COVID-19 being 'overblown'

Porter did a Snapchat Q&A on Tuesday where he said that COVID-19 is being used to control people
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Opinion: COVID-19 truthers in sports like Michael Porter Jr. undermine leagues' restart successes

As list of COVID-19 truthers grows, it's clear misinformation is going to be a major challenge for sports - potentially ruining league restarts.
USATODAY.com - Published

Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. says there's 'definitely an agenda' behind coronavirus

Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. said the COVID-19 pandemic is being used to "control" people and that it is "being overblown."
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Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. says coronavirus “being used for population control”

Michael Porter Jr. said the coronavirus is being used "for a bigger agenda" during a Snapchat Q&A on Tuesday.
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Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. shows out in Orlando debut: I’m here to “help this team win a championship”

Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. waited all of 11 seconds before reminding his coaches and his teammates what he was capable of.
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Kiz vs. Singer: Is Bol Bol going to steal Michael Porter Jr.’s minutes?

Question: Should Bol Bol replace Michael Porter Jr. in Nuggets' rotation?
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Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. en route to Orlando, source says

Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. is en route to Orlando, according to a source, after more than a two week delay since the rest of the team arrived.
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Nuggets Mailbag: If Michael Porter Jr. is missing from NBA bubble, how will that affect his playing time after he arrives?

The NBA rumor mill had Michael Porter Jr. not with the Nuggets when they left for the bubble. If that's the case, how much will that affect his minutes?
Denver Post - Published

Nuggets Mailbag: Will Michael Porter Jr. crack the playoff rotation in Orlando?

Denver Post sports writer Mike Singer posts his Nuggets Mailbag every other week during the season.
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Kiszla: The maddening case of why Nuggets coach Michael Malone doesn’t play Michael Porter Jr.

When idle hours pass as slowly as weeks, 114 days can seem like eternity. Are the 114 days since the NBA was shut down by a nasty virus sufficient time for Nuggets coach Michael Malone to remember the..
Denver Post - Published

Fat Lever: Nuggets don’t have to rally around Michael Porter Jr.’s tweets, but they should rally around MPJ

"I was surprised (to see) a young player of his stature say something like that," Nuggets icon Fat Lever said of Michael Porter Jr.'s tweets last week. "But I think it’s a step, as far as growth for..
Denver Post - Published

Ex-NBA Star Stephen Jackson Blasts Michael Porter Jr. Over Comment on His 'Twin' George Floyd

The retired basketball player tells the Denver Nuggets star that 'either u with us or against us' after the latter urges people to 'pray' for the police officers involved in George's arrest 'instead of..
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Michael Malone on Michael Porter Jr.’s rookie season: “He still has a chance to be a great player”

An honest reflection from Nuggets coach Michael Malone on the rookie season of Michael Porter Jr. lends insight to the pressures of being a first-round pick.
Denver Post - Published

Nuggets exit interview: Michael Porter Jr.’s uneven rookie season signals big things to come

If Michael Porter Jr.’s rookie season is over, he can be proud of how he handled what was a trying, but mostly rewarding, campaign.
Denver Post - Published

How Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. fared in the NBA 2K Players Only Tournament

The Nuggets forward was eliminated Sunday, losing 85-75 to Suns guard Devin Booker. Porter went with the Lakers, saying before the game that he was saving the Nuggets "for the championship." Booker..
Denver Post - Published

Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. is playing in the NBA 2K Players Tournament. Here’s are his odds of winning.

The NBA Players 2K Tournament kicks off at 5 p.m. MT Friday on ESPN as 16 professional basketball players, including Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., compete to find out which one of them is the..
Denver Post - Published

Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. says NBA hiatus helping his ankle heal

Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. said Thursday that the right ankle injury he suffered at Milwaukee on Jan. 31 was “worse than I thought” and that he was playing through pain when he did return..
Denver Post - Published



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