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Bucks’ Bobby Portis Jr. Humorously Shouts Out ABC Commentator Hubie Brown During Game

Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis caught NBA fans’ attention with 31 points off the bench in Sunday’s 140—129 win over the visiting Phoenix Suns. He also got ABC commentator Hubie Brown’s attention in a much more direct manner.

Portis dominated in the first half, going 10-of-13 for 25 points to help the Bucks build a 22-point lead over the Suns at the break. The Bucks star sank his first five three-pointers of the game and was feeling so emboldened that he gave longtime NBA analyst Hubie Brown, who was calling the afternoon game for ABC, an enthusiastic shout-out.

After Portis drained yet another three in the second quarter, he yelled, “That’s for you, Hubie!”

Brown couldn’t help but chuckle in response.

Portis finished with 31 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two assists, helping the Bucks overcome the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo, who missed the game due to a sore hamstring. Last month, Portis similarly gave a jubilant shout-out to Brown during a road victory against the Philadelphia 76ers, when he dropped 17 points in 19 minutes.

Brown, 90, was a longtime NBA head coach with the Atlanta HawksNew York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies before embarking on his broadcasting career with ABC and ESPN.

Milwaukee’s win over Phoenix on Sunday proved to be entertaining all around as Damian Lillard became the first player in Bucks history to record at least 30 points and 15 assists in a game. The Bucks (44—24) sit in second place in the Eastern Conference and will play at the conference-leading Boston Celtics (52–14) at 7:30 p.m. ET Wednesday.