Bobby Portis Bio: Conflict, Stats, Contract & Net Worth

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Bobby Portis Jr. is an American professional basketball player who plays as a power forward for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He won the NBA championship with the Bucks in 2021.

If you want to know the meaning of rising from the ashes and making a name for yourself, then ask Bobby Portis. It is because he had some of the worst experiences one could have when he was just a child.

But, as someone said, “You either make it, or you don’t.” Likewise, Bobby made it, and he is currently one of the top prospects in the NBA.

Bobby Portis, An American Professional Basketball Player
Bobby Portis, An American Professional Basketball Player (Source: Twitter)

On July 6, 2022, he signed a 4-year contract worth $48.58 million with the Milwaukee Bucks, highlighting his ability. Bobby is expected to earn around $12 million as his annual salary in the 2023-24 season.

The future for Portis looks bright with one of the most recognized franchises in the whole world.

So, join me on this memorable ride through Bobby’s life, learning about the journey of a five-year-old kid who lived in a dangerous neighborhood, overcame those obstacles, and made it to the top.

Before we get into the important stuff, let’s take a look at the quick facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Bobby Portis Jr.
Birth Date 10 February 1995
Birth Place Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A
Nick Name Crazy Eyes
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
High-School Hall STEAM Magnet High School
College University of Arkansas
Horoscope Aquarius
Father’s Name Not available
Mother’s Name Tina Edward
Siblings Jared Portis, Jamaal Portis, Jarod Portis
Age 27 Years Old
Height 6’11″/2.10 m/210 cm
Weight 113 kg/250 lbs.
Wingspan 2.18 m
Shoe Size Not available
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Measurement Not Available
Build Athletic
Married No
Girlfriends Kanesha Woods
Spouse None
Position Power Forward/Center
Profession Basketball Player
Current team Milwaukee Bucks 
Ring(s) one (2021)
Drafted year 2015 (Round: 1 / 22nd overall pick)
Net Worth $45 million
Salary $11 million
Career Earnings $40 million
Franchises Milwaukee Bucks (Current), New York Knicks, Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls
Jersey Number #5 (Chicago Bulls)
#5 (Washington Wizards)
#1 (Ney York Knicks)
#9 (Milwaukee Bucks) 
Social Media InstagramFacebookTwitter
Merch Rookie Card, Bubblehead, Photograph
Last Update February, 2023

Age, Height, & Weight

The professional basketball player Bobby Portis was born in the year 1995, which makes him 27 years old, which is the perfect age to hit peak form for an NBA player.

To further emphasize, star players of this era, like Damian Lillard, Russel Westbrook, James Harden, etc., all hit their peak during this age. Likewise, Portis shares his birthday on February 10, making his zodiac sign Aquarius.

How Tall Is Bobby Portis? Which Position Does He Play?

The Arkansas native stands at 6 feet 11 inches (2.10 meters), a suitable height to play in the power forward position, and he weighs around 113 kg (230 pounds). 

Playing at the center position is a whole other ball game because most of the NBA centers stand over 7 feet (2.13 meters).

And, Portis still needs some work to compete at the center position, as he needs to fight with fellow players taller than him.

Early Life & College Career

Bobby’s life was extremely tough growing up, as he never had a father figure. His mother, Tina Edward, raised young Portis independently with some help from her father, Otis.

Because they were destitute, the mother-son duo lived in one of the sketchiest neighborhoods, Little Rock.

When Portis was in fifth grade, he saw guns being fired near his house. But sadly, this was a common occurrence in the part of their neighborhood.

Portis Childhood
Portis When He Was A Child (Source: Reddit)

As a result, ever since the Arkansas native was a child, his mother made sure that young Bobby would stay away from those bad influences.

Edward wanted her son to become one of the best basketball players. She also ensured that Bobby focused on his studies as well.

Thus, a young Portis had to manage both activities simultaneously, and he did so with flying colors as he maintained a 3.2 GPA in high school and college.

He was one of the best players in his high school days. To emphasize, he was ranked as the top player to come out of high school in Arkansas.

Also, Portis was named the SEC Player of the Year during his final year with the University of Arkansas.

Having impressed many spectators and scouts, unsurprisingly, Bobby entered the 2015 NBA Draft after playing just two years with the university team.

There was no doubt that the well-educated power forward would land himself in the NBA within the first round of the draft.

Bobby Portis | Professional Career 

All college basketball players dream of playing in the NBA one day. And Bobby achieved the dream on 25 June 2015 when the Chicago Bulls drafted him as the 22nd pick overall in the 2015 NBA draft.

The highlight of Portis’ first season was when he got the opportunity to play against New York Knicks, where the Arkansas native recorded 20 points and 11 rebounds.

The following season, Bobby faced the first obstacle of his early career as the Bulls dropped Portis to Chicago’s D-league affiliate, a development league for old and young players who are not yet at the level of the NBA.

Contrarily, the big power forward managed to dust himself up and earn a third year with the franchise. The main reason being the never-giving-up attitude he showed during the two years with the Chicago Bulls.

Bobby During His Time At Bulls
Bobby During His Time At Bulls (Source: NBA.com)

The faith shown in him by the Bulls got rewarded as Bobby managed a career-high 13.2 points and 6.8 rebounds, along with 1.7 assists per game. The main focus of the season was the physical altercation between Portis and his teammate Nikola Mirotic.

Mirotic had to go to the hospital due to multiple face fractures and concussions. Also, the talented power forward got suspended by the Bulls for eight games.

On the contrary, the incident acted as a wake-up call to the Arkansas native. In the game against then-title-contenders Philadelphia 76ers, Portis managed to score 38 points in 2018. It is his highest points tally to date.

The following season was a nightmare for Bobby as he played in just 22 games averaging 14.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. Unfortunately, it was enough for the Bulls to trade him to Washington Wizards during the trade window.

Washington Wizards

Fans and NBA coaches always saw talented power forward as top young prospects. Hence, Portis’ trade to the Wizards was met with disdain from the supporters of the Bulls.

Bobby felt disrespected and, as a result, vowed to reach the heights that everyone expected of him. To the Wizards’ joy, Bobby fulfilled his vow by ending his first season with a career high; 14.2 points and 8.06 rebounds per game.

Although the Washington-based franchise did not secure a playoff spot, they did finish above the Bulls. In the end, it was Portis who got the last laugh.

Following his impressive performances, Washington Wizards wanted the tall power to sign a new contract with them. But, Portis had other plans as he had always dreamt of playing at the Madison Square Garden, the home of the Knicks.

New York Knicks

Bobby entered the free agency market, hoping to join the New York-based franchise. Portis got his wish as the New York Knicks signed him on a year deal with an option to extend for another year.

The Arkansas native played 66 games for the Knicks, averaging 10.12 points and 5.12 rebounds. With an average performance by Portis, the Knicks did not exercise their option to add another year to his contract.

Milwaukee Bucks

After playing a season with the Knicks, Bobby signed a 2-year deal worth $7.4 million on November 21, 2020. He finished the 2020-21 season averaging 11.42 points and 7.06 rebounds, and the following season, he recorded 14.61 points and 9.13 rebounds per game.

Bobby Playing For The Bucks
Bobby Playing For The Bucks (Source: Instagram)

The power forward again signed a 4-year deal worth $48.58 million, including a player option for 2025-26 season, on July 6, 2022.

In the 2022-23 season, Bobby recorded 14.2 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Bobby Portis | Career stats

  Games Blocks Rebound Assists Steals Points
Total 497 0.37 4.97 1.24 0.57 11.36

Bobby Portis | Net Worth & Contract

For a player of his caliber, it should not come as a surprise that Portis has an estimated net worth of $45 million acquired through his basketball career and some endorsements.

In his first season with the Chicago Bulls, Bobby earned $1.3 million, which is an astronomical sum of money for a rookie.

However, most rookies instantly become a millionaire in their first year due to the excessive amount of money the NBA franchises acquire through the NBA. As a result, even newcomers are paid in the millions these days.

What Is His Salary?

During his time with the Knicks, he earned an annual salary of $15 million. With his latest team, Milwaukee Bucks, he is earning around $11 million and is expected to earn about $12 million in the 2023-24 season.

Portis still has many years left to make a name for himself and earn even more cash in his professional career.

Career Highlights And Awards

  • 2013: McDonald’s All-American, First-team Parade All-American, Arkansas Mr. Basketball 
  • 2014: Second-team All-SEC, SEC All-Freshman team
  • 2015: Consensus second-team All-American, SEC Player of the Year, First-team All-SEC 
  • 2021: NBA Champion

Family & Kids

Bobby Portis was born to his mother, Tina Edwards, and his father, who remains unknown to the media’s prying eyes. But we will update it as soon as the information is made available.

Furthermore, Portis has three brothers: Jared Portis, Jamaal Portis, and Jarod Portis. Even today, the four siblings share a strong bond as they often hang out together.

Bobby Playing For The Bucks
Bobby Playing For The Bucks (Source: Instagram)

Bobby is reportedly in a relationship with his pretty girlfriend, Kanesha Woods. The couple started dating back in 2019, but not much is known about them as they like to keep their love life private.

There are no official social media posts from Portis about the pair. However, there are many pictures of the couple available on the internet, which must have been taken by his family or friends.

Nonetheless, we are pretty confident that the two lovebirds are head over heels for each other.

Social Media Presence

The power forward is quite active on his socials. He is frequently seen posting pictures of himself during the games and snippets of his life with his family.

Bobby is available on Instagram under the handle @bportistime, Facebook @Bobby Portis, and Twitter @BPortistime.

Instagram: 283k followers

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Twitter: 176.8k followers

Facebook: 172k followers

Popularity

Bobby has gained popularity because of his aggressive game plays and physical conflicts with his teammates.

Bobby Portis' Popularity Graph
Bobby Portis’ Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Bobby Portis' agent?

Mark Bartelstein is the agent of Bobby Portis as of this writing.

Are Bobby Portis and Clinton Portis siblings?

No, Bobby Portis and Clinton Portis are not siblings.

What is Bobby Portis's career-high points?

Bobby had his most points in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on February 22, 2018, with 38 points.

What is Bobby Portis's defensive rating?

Bobby Portis has a defensive rating of 109.2 as of this season.

Is Bobby Portis injured?

Bobby suffered from a right quad contusion however is listed as active.

Who did Bobby Portis punch?

In October 2017, when Bobby Portis was playing for the Chicago Bulls, he got into a fight with teammate Nikola Mirotic during practice. Portis later publicly apologized to Mirotic in an interview, saying, “I'm wrong for what I did. I want to apologize to Niko publicly. I feel like I let my fans, the Bulls organization, and most importantly, my teammates down. This is not who Bobby Portis is.”

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