Kevin Porter, Jr.‘s time as a Cleveland Cavalier is all but over … with the NBA player reportedly getting “combative” in a food-throwing incident in the team locker room.
KPJ hasn’t played a minute of basketball this season due to “personal reasons” … but returned late last week after his extended time away from the team.
According to The Athletic, 20-year-old Porter became super pissed when he arrived to the locker room on Friday and noticed recently-acquired Taurean Prince had taken over his locker … and KPJ’s new spot was among the “end of the bench” players.
The report says Porter started to yell … and even threw food at one point.
Cavs GM Koby Altman and J.B. Bickerstaff tried to defuse the situation to no avail … with the head coach being described as “shocked and disgusted” by Porter’s comments.
Now, the team is washing their hands of the troubled rising star — with the report saying the relationship will end either via trade or release.
Of course, it’s been a rocky start to Porter’s NBA career — the 2019 30th overall pick was arrested in Ohio back in November following a one-car accident.
He faced multiple charges including improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and weed possession … but eventually, all charges were dismissed.
Porter — who was also briefly suspended for “conduct issues” during his freshman season at USC — showed serious upside during his rookie season … averaging 10 points in 23 minutes per game.