According to Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News, two league sources are strongly denying ESPN’s report stating the Knicks informed the Mavericks of a pending rape allegation against Kristaps Porzingis during their call on January 31.
“The word that was used was ‘extortion,'” one of the sources told The Dallas Morning News on Sunday.
“The word ‘rape’ was never used, only ‘extortion,'” the second source told The News.”
Presumably, this is a matter that will be cleared up once each team addresses it as the differences between the reports here are massive and story-altering.
A lawyer for Porzingis has denied the allegations.
We will update as we learn more.