Knicks' Bobby Portis ejected for brutal foul on Lakers' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

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Knicks’ Bobby Portis ejected for brutal foul on Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Knicks forward Bobby Portis was tossed from Tuesday night’s game against the Lakers for his hard foul on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

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New York Knicks forward Bobby Portis was ejected from Tuesday night’s game against the Lakers in Los Angeles for a brutal foul on the Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. 

With the score at 39-30 Lakers in the second quarter, KCP drove toward the basket when he was leveled by the forearm of the trailing Portis. The Knicks forward did not come especially close to making contact with the ball, instead striking Caldwell-Pope’s head, the Lakers guard’s headband popping off on the play. Caldwell-Pope was visibly shaken up after falling hard.

LeBron James and Rajon Rondo confronted Portis over the dangerous foul while Caldwell-Pope was attended to, though nothing escalated. Danny Green replaced KCP, who did not return for the rest of the half, while Portis was assessed…

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