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Jontay Porter has been banned from the NBA.


Adam Silver dropped the hammer Wednesday afternoon, and you know what? He got this one right.

There can’t be any wiggle room on betting on what Porter did, even if the stakes were penny-ante by comparison to what NBA players make.

Moreover, this is not like a Calvin Ridley stupidly and simply betting an NFL parlay.

This was Porter betting the under on his personal player stats and using intimate inside knowledge — one of the games he played less than three minutes before claiming he was injured.

Sports betting has exploded on the American sports landscape over the last half a decade, and the money, partnerships and generated interest are not only not going anywhere, those facts are extremely attractive to the leagues and their leadership groups.


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