This might explain why.
Former Nets executive Bobby Marks (now with ESPN):
Former Grizzlies executive John Hollinger (now with The Athletic):
I don’t mind Bobby Portis referring to Bobby Portis in the third person. In fact, I find it delightfully colorful.
But this would also rub many NBA executives the wrong way.
Not too much, though. Chicago still drafted Bobby Portis in the first round and even reportedly offered Bobby Portis a $40 million-$50 million extension. The Knicks are paying Bobby Portis $15 million this season.
And if Bobby Portis produces in New York this season, someone will give Bobby Portis big money next season.