Kristaps Porzingis apparently bloodied in Latvian street fight

Video has surfaced of what appears to be a post-fight scrum featuring <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/5464/" data-ylk="slk:Kristaps Porzingis">Kristaps Porzingis</a>. (AP)
Video has surfaced of what appears to be a post-fight scrum featuring Kristaps Porzingis. (AP)

Kristaps Porzingis’s turbulent offseason continues.

Video surfaced Sunday morning depicting what appears to be a post-fight scrum in Latvia involving the Dallas Mavericks’ Porzingis:

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Porzingis, sporting a bloody cut above his eye, shoves a woman out of the way in the midst of the chaos. TMZ has reported that the fight took place while Porzingis was celebrating in his hometown of Liepaja, and was confronted by a group of Russians upset that Porzingis switched teams.

In a statement issued to ESPN, the Mavericks said, “It is our understanding that Kristaps was jumped and assaulted outside of a club in Latvia.”

The team reportedly believes the group of Russians instigated the fight with Porzingis and that he was defending himself.

Porzingis’s tumultuous 2018-19

News broke in late March that New York police were investigating Porzingis for a 2018 incident in which he allegedly raped his neighbor in Manhattan. The Knicks traded Porzingis to Dallas in January.

Porzingis tore his ACL in 2018, just hours before the alleged incident took place, and did not take the court at all in the 2018-19 season.

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Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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