The heat from the first potential beef of Luka Doncic’s NBA career has seemingly cooled off after Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. explained an inadvertent “like” on social media.
Porter Jr. liked an Instagram comment earlier this week calling Doncic ‘overrated,’ sending NBA Twitter into a firestorm.
In a recent interview with ESPN’s Chris Forsberg, the rookie explained how it happened.
“So what’s crazy is that blew up,” Porter told ESPN. “Believe it or not, I’m scrolling through [a post about] the Rookie of the Year odds and I accidentally like a comment. This is the EuroLeague MVP and I got nothing but respect for him. I was like, ‘Man, I didn’t want to come off like that.’
“I reached out to [Doncic], told him it was 100 percent accident and I told him, ‘I can’t wait to see what you do in the league.’ I wasn’t worried about what fans thought, but I wanted to let him know instantly. It was 100 percent accident.”