Bobby Portis utters ridiculous comment about Pacers after getting blown out

The Pacers are gearing up for Game 3 on Friday and they might be using a comment from Bobby Portis following Game 2 as extra motivation.
Apr 21, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives for the
Apr 21, 2024; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives for the / Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers completely destroyed the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 thanks to their frontcourt. They completely flipped their performance from Game 1 and dominated the Bucks for most of the game. Pascal Siakam continues to be the best player for the Pacers.

One Bucks player is clearly salty about getting worked by Siakam in both games. Bobby Portis, who is Milwaukee's antagonizer, had some choice words after Game 2. He is the main guy who is in charge of guarding Siakam, who just dropped 36 and 37 points in consecutive games.

Speaking after the loss, Portis had this say.

""I mean, just quite frankly, they’re frontrunners, bro. Y’all can just tweet that or whatever it is, bro. When the sh** going good, they laughing, clapping all that. When it’s going bad, they not saying nothing""

Bobby Portis

Bobby Portis makes absurd comment after getting worked by the Pacers for the second game in a row

There are a lot of things wrong with his comment. First off, the Pacers did talk in the second half of Game 1 when they were getting destroyed. In fact, Andrew Nembhard got into it with Portis himself. Indiana isn't going to back down from their bullying.

Secondly, the Pacers have beaten the Bucks six out of eight times this season. They can definitely talk whenever they want. Now, they have home-court advantage for the rest of the series. It's Milwaukee with all of the pressure on them because Giannis is likely still out for Game 3.

Perhaps Portis should learn to play some defense before spewing ridiculous stuff like this to the media. He's going to get it from the Pacers fans in Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Indiana fans really don't like him and they would love nothing more than to see him get worked by Siakam again.


Game 3 is on Friday at 5:30 pm Easter on ESPN, which is an early game for a weekday. Still, the arena is going to be packed to the brim for the first home game for the Pacers with fans since the 2018-2019 season.