I’m a few days late on this one, but I thought it important to get a post up. But late last week, the New York Post got their hands on the dashcam video from the Sterling Brown and Kevin Porter Jr. Miami strip club altercation that left Brown beaten and bloodied and also out for the season.
I can’t embed the video, as it appears to now have exclusive rights to the New York Post, but check the link above or here for the full video. Warning that it is a little graphic, so if you have (or are yourself) a kid or kids around, make sure parental discretion is advised.
If you recall, the Brown and Porter went out following a Houston Rockets game against the Miami Heat — which they weren’t supposed to do — and after leaving The Booby Trap strip club (what a name), Brown accidentally entered the wrong car. The people inside the car then confronted Brown and hit him over the head with a glass bottle and as a result, he had multiple gashes over his face, which caused blood to basically drip down his entire torso to his waist.
Porter came to his defense, as any good friend and teammate would, and the incident has Brown on the injured list and got Porter a $50,000 fine and few games on the sideline for violating the leagues health and safety protocols centered around COVID-19.
Brown is expected to have a full recovery, but it was certainly a scary incident, and now we see it was a gory one as well. Getting hit in the head with a glass bottle is often a bloody affair, and without getting into too much detail, it’s happened to me before as well. Let’s just say I was Porter and a friend of mine was Brown. I bled. A lot. Just like Brown did in this video.
Though we’ve seen the last of Brown this season, I wouldn’t mind the Rockets bringing him back in the fold next year. His one-year, $1.7 million contract is up, and he’ll be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end, but he was Houston’s best long-range sniper this year, shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc, and this team needs all the three-point shooters it can get, especially from the backcourt.
Get well soon, Sterling.