Naturally, Porter has been ripped on Twitter for his late reactions…
Washington Wizards star Otto Porter was caught out on Tuesday night as he decided defense was optional in the closing seconds of the loss to the Chicago Bulls.
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As Bulls point guard Aaron Brooks dribbled down the clock, Tony Snell offered an outlet after cutting and running the width of the court before Porter eventually woke up and realised his man was gone.
While Snell did go on to miss the three-point attempt, Pau Gasol grabbed the rebound to convert two free throws and make sure that the game was safe for the Bulls as they secured a valuable win over their Eastern Conference rivals.
Porter didn’t get away with his lapse in concentration and awareness as he started trending on Twitter as numerous fans poked fun at his embarrassing moment.
Regardless, he would have made Houston Rockets star James Harden proud with this effort as the MVP contender has earned the biggest reputation in the NBA for playing terrible defense.
Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins could also be added to the list for his lack of effort at times this season, but with so much on the line, poor old Porter is going to wish that he had seen the run much, much sooner.