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Michael Porter Jr.’s Journey Through Heartbreak and Faith | The Players’ Tribune

– It was heartbreaking. That’s what I’ve been working
my whole life towards. Packed stands, sold-out crowd, everybody’s cheering like crazy, and I can’t even jump off the ground. – Smile at the camera. Dribble and turn around and smile, so it looks natural. – Haha. When I moved to Missouri,
my dad works at the arena, so I’m in the gym every day,
getting used to the facility. So I saw when the arena was packed. The first couple years they had Kim English, Marcus Denmon, Lawrence. I went to the games and I had
to sit at the highest section. Mizzou was my first offer and
then I’m slowly becoming like, dang, I can actually play on that floor that I was watching a few years ago. And then I committed to Washington. But then, in the back of
my head, I was kinda like, dang I kinda wish I coulda revived Mizzou. And I wish it was a Cinderella
story where I come back, and we win and then we make
it far in the tournament. But, you know, that’s not what happened. – Michael Porter Jr., the nation’s No. 1
recruit, has decommitted from Washington and is headed to Mizzou, where he will join his dad, the Tigers’ newest assistant coach. – What does this do to affect the landscape of Mizzou basketball? – It impacts the entire SEC. – I lived in Columbia for a long time, so the vibe within that
second that I committed, it was like the whole city
changed, it was crazy. Season tickets are sold out,
people are crazy excited. The attendance at Mizzou is going up, like people are deciding
to go to Mizzou for school because the basketball team’s
gonna be…. It was crazy. We’re ready to turn college
basketball upside down – and three days before the first
game, my hip starts hurting. My leg, my hip, and then
it was going down my leg, and I’m like, “O.K., like what’s going on? Lemme get some extra rest tonight, see if I feel better tomorrow.” And I sleep and I wake
up and it feels worse. It was scary. It was so scary. So then
I know I’m not 100%, but then the game day comes. I remember going over to
my dad and just being like, “Dad, you know I’ll play
through any type of pain, I’ll play through broken – I can’t play. I won’t help the team playing like this.” And he was like, “Alright, go tell coach.” I got on the phone that night, got an MRI. I had to get surgery. – Michael Porter Jr., their No. 1 overall recruit,
done for the season. – And it’s not meant to be for the Missouri Tigers. – People are like, “Aw, he’s just soft.” “He’s just this.” “He’s just that.” “You know, he really
didn’t care about Mizzou.” “He just wants to sit out
and then go to the NBA.” And I’m sittin’ there
like, “This is crazy.” I really was gettin’ ready
to put my heart and soul into this university and
try to help change it. The same fans that was
all excited about me – now that I’m hurt, now
they’re not with me anymore. It was heartbreaking. That’s my home. But, you know, the
world’s a messed-up place and people care about the wrong things. – Michael Porter Jr. went viral for the wrong story this week. What he did this weekend,
cannot be topped. Porter Jr. met with
pediatric cancer patient, Lizzy Wampler. In his Instagram post he said, “This little girl is one
of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. She only has hours left in this world, but she is excited because she
knows she gets to spend eternity in heaven, with God.” – You see what’s important. Like she wasn’t talking about anything except hoping her friends
made it to heaven. And you know, when you talk about that, basketball doesn’t matter,
money doesn’t matter, fame doesn’t matter. It’s just the important
things that matter, and that’s a relationship with God. I look on this life as try
to help people any way I can realize what’s real. And I’m still figuring out what’s real. But like those moments with Lizzy … Like after that moment,
during that moment, I didn’t care about basketball,
I didn’t care about money, I didn’t care about any of that, I just cared about being
there with that little girl. You know, we had three
players that had just got hurt and couldn’t play. So we had six players on
scholarship at the time, headin’ into the tournament,
and I was just like, “Man, I gotta try to do this for my team.” I go to the doctor. “Mike, you don’t have
any explosiveness yet. You don’t have any power yet. You haven’t been to the
gym at all. Don’t play.” But he said I wouldn’t re-injure it. So I’m taking that as like,
“O.K., I’m gonna give this a go. I at least wanna play
one game before I leave.” – It’s the moment everybody
in Columbia, Missouri’s been waiting for – it’s
a healthy Michael Porter. – And also, watch for Jontay, Michael’s brother,
who’s also on this team. And Michael Sr. telling me, to get those two on the court will be a beautiful
moment for this family, something Jontay has prayed
for every single day since Michael got injured. – I think it happened just the way it was supposed to happen. I wouldn’t change getting hurt. I think I wasn’t the person I needed to be when I first walked on campus. I wasn’t the person I needed to be to handle everything
that’s about to happen now. I wanted to go back to Mizzou
for another year to play. The reason that I declared for the draft and that “because” question is my big goal is just to be on
the biggest stage that I can, get as good as I can, influence
as many people as I can. I think God’s got a big plan for me and I think that’s why He gave
me those moments with Lizzy. And people ask me now – they’re like, “Mike, are you still happy that
you made that decision? Now that you all lost, do you kinda wish you woulda just….” And I’m like, “No, because
people got to see the real me, people got to see that
I don’t play this game just for my own benefit. I play it to inspire
others and not be selfish with the gifts God’s given me. – With the 14th pick
in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Denver Nuggets select,
Michael Porter Jr., from the University of Missouri. – Blessed is the one who
preserves under trial, because having stood that test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised
to those who love Him.

Otis Rodgers



  1. naim tate Posted on October 11, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Haters will say it’s fake.

    I love MPJ ever since High School the kid has come off truly humble and beyond his years. Before he got hurt I thought he’d be the next media darling. But instead the media was lazy and called him a PF lol. Anyways I wish him the best and he’ll be. Star by 2020-2021 season

  2. Felicia Moniq Posted on October 11, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    I needed that Word.

  3. Dieudonné Masiga Posted on October 12, 2018 at 7:33 am

    MPJ looks like Hatem Ben Arfa.

  4. Tao Hsieh Posted on October 12, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Dude looks humble and decent. Wish u all the best

  5. Malachi Hernandez Posted on October 12, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Wow this was great, you will be successful in life that's for sure. MPJ ROTY

  6. Joe Kang Posted on October 12, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    You will eventually be smiling in the league. Be successful in God.

  7. Pels fan before the boogie Trade Posted on October 12, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    This made me cry rip lizzy 🙏🏽

  8. Raghu Chopra Posted on October 13, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    God bless you man. You’ll be a star in a few years 🙏

  9. Puro Machete Posted on October 13, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    Ive been a fan of yours but now im more of a fan. Im a huge basketball fan but a bigger fan of life and thats what you denmonstrate. Rooting for you and praying for a complete recovery where you can showcase your talent.

  10. john david jovellanos Posted on October 13, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    God bless you Michael!😊

  11. Kameron Dockens Posted on October 13, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    He’s gonna hoop if he can get healthy

  12. I’m Sleep Posted on October 13, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    MPJ gonna me good af you’ll see

  13. Jax Posted on October 13, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    My favorite player in the 2018 Draft. Its awesome to see guys go into the league not afraid to proclaim their faith in God. Anyone can see how geniune Michael's Faith is. The league needs players like this. If you see this Mike… Stay that way, keep being a Godly example for those that see you on the outside. Your Special, God's Got you bro, your going to be great.

  14. Brock Jensen Posted on October 14, 2018 at 4:59 am


  15. Enzo Feraren Posted on October 14, 2018 at 6:08 am

    The 6 dislikers watched this video upside down

  16. Khrist Callada Posted on October 14, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Lets go MPJ!

  17. Siang C Posted on October 14, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    God love that girl so much HE gave her cancer.

  18. Ju_phipps3 Posted on October 14, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Michael porter jr is the best just wait until he’s healthy he was born a beast

  19. Troy Symonds Posted on October 15, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    He can be the next KD.

  20. TSC Posted on October 15, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Prove them wrong bro

  21. Scott Kampmeyer Posted on October 16, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    The number of Mizzou fans who turned on Mike after he got hurt were a tiny minority– the vast majority of Mizzou fans know that MPJ had every intention of doing great things at Mizzou, and a lot of us think he DID do great things at Mizzou. Our men's hoops program was floundering in mediocrity for several years, then the Porter family moves back to Columbia and everything changes for the better. The entire Porter/Pingeton family is so intertwined with Mizzou and Columbia, we are lucky to have them as part of the Mizzou family.

  22. Joker4MVP Posted on October 17, 2018 at 6:06 am

    NBA be scared denver is upcoming dinasty

  23. HypeBeastBenj Posted on October 17, 2018 at 6:20 am

    This video should have heaps more views!

  24. KRAZO G Posted on October 17, 2018 at 2:08 pm


  25. C. DX Posted on October 17, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    If everything is God's plan, then that means it was his plan to have little innocent kids suffer from cancer like those at St Jude's Hospital?

  26. Youtube Channel Posted on October 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    I hope he ends up getting some game time with the Nuggets this season. Imagine him and IT coming off the bench, they could really be a dynamic duo.

  27. mitch gibson Posted on October 18, 2018 at 6:22 am

    i wish my clippers would have taken him they had 2 picks

  28. 이기현 Posted on October 18, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    You gonna be a MVP

  29. robin malhotra Posted on October 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    You know what Michael, i dont know about faith,but standing for your people, going back to your home state and trying to make them happy was the best thing you could do, these things will serve you good ,in whats gonna be a great career, all the best from India, Stay humble.

  30. The World of Izzy Posted on October 19, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Make God Cool Again! Love MPJ

  31. PurpleCityGd Posted on October 19, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Met him in real life told me to leave him tf alone

  32. YoungCurls Posted on October 19, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    better fix that hairline, nah im kidding. It's heart Touching…..

  33. Patrick Jones Posted on October 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Mike do your thang man, keep your head up and and keep God first like we always talk about, much love MR PATRICK THE BARBER!!!

  34. Mapuia Pautu2 Posted on October 19, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    This is just amazing!!God bless you MPJ.🙏🙏

  35. pejta24 Posted on October 19, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    After this movie, I like him even more

  36. Soar Flores Posted on October 19, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    This is exactly why I love him! He’s so humble and has such an inspiring connection with God, you can see straight through his heart!

  37. Get The Memo? Posted on October 20, 2018 at 3:24 am

    He is our future!!!

  38. Ulzii Tumen Posted on October 21, 2018 at 6:07 am

    God Bless You!!!

    Im waiting for you in my fantasy basketball!
    Stashed in my INJ reserve! No way dropping you!

  39. 34stzoo Posted on October 24, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Let's keep it real…. What they did on his High School level, was bullshit and illegal. The deal his Dad made with the U-Dub the kids they'd recruited to play with him at Nathan Hale.
    Not to mention he was signed to play at WU, where his dad got a job as an assistant coach.

    When the head coach for the U-Dub got fired, his dad packed his family up and moved. There was soooo many under the table deal for this kid. So NO, i will not shed a tear for MPJ.
    For a family of Faith they've done some crooked moves.

  40. LIL Lean Posted on October 29, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Still my favorite hopeing for the best so u can prove your not overatted u average 40.8ppg in hs god plz make him a star

  41. Addy Anthony Posted on October 30, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    God bless you and be with you.

  42. hi Posted on October 31, 2018 at 8:58 am

    this kid will be injury prone. He would be a nobody if it wasn't for height. Mixed mutt people are not real human beings because their genes are tainted.

  43. Mark Llamado Posted on November 5, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I hope and pray that you become a star, man

  44. Clin ick Posted on November 12, 2018 at 5:59 am

    that cancer part of the video got me in the feels yo

  45. thomas hendrix Posted on November 15, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    He gets it praying for him

  46. Ty Lito Posted on November 17, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Love this guys game
    Denver got such a steal.

  47. Joel Koffi Posted on November 20, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    A real one ❤️🙏🏾

  48. KING Dxvid Posted on November 21, 2018 at 1:53 am

    He shouldn’t left the first year

  49. Nele DA Goat Posted on November 21, 2018 at 3:29 am

    This gave me a different perspective on this guy 💯

  50. Phillip Young Posted on November 21, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    God+Mike Porter Jr.=UNSTOPPABLE

  51. Ahmed Posted on November 22, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Rooting for him forever

  52. Alfonso Tapia Posted on November 23, 2018 at 8:04 am

    God bless michael porter jrs in Jesus Christ name in the Son

  53. J P Posted on November 24, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Wow hope he have a successful professional career 🙏🏽

  54. Whoa Posted on November 26, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Hes gonna become a star. Just wait till he gets healthy.

  55. Jabrony Posted on November 28, 2018 at 4:32 am

    Man nuggets got a star he about to be hooping

  56. iijevonii Posted on November 29, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Awesome guy man that shit made me sad as hell. Hope for nothing but the best!

  57. Bear Down Posted on November 29, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Dayum i forgot all about this guy

  58. ClassONE Posted on November 30, 2018 at 8:57 am

    He's very speacial ….may God bless him with health and prosperity

  59. Jay's luggage Posted on November 30, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Wouldve been nice to see Jontay this season…hope he heals soon..🙏🏿

  60. GamersRow Posted on December 3, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    The biggest steal of the draft

  61. Heather Miller Posted on December 5, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    This is like the Jesus. He came and everybody cheered
    Then he Jesus started preaching. Well Micheal came in and got cheered then booed. Congrats on nba journey.

  62. Myth Buster Posted on December 6, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Actual God's plan for him is to win a championship ring at the age of 21.

  63. Jan Michael Padaca Posted on December 7, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Nuggets will be fun to watch next year when he play

  64. Local Carpool Services Posted on December 7, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Izzy there for emotional support

  65. umar thomas Posted on December 12, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Aint this the dude gelos ex is wid?

  66. joseph scott Posted on December 14, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    He and several athletic sibblings have bone injuries, probably because they were raised on a vegitarin diet.

  67. Amitpal Bains Posted on December 15, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Am I the only one who came here expecting JCole gods plan song?

  68. Ronasia Posted on December 16, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    He should have did another year at mizzou

  69. Mark Soto Posted on December 19, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Just wait…MPJ about to go crazy in Denver

  70. Nami A.mokri Posted on December 20, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Dame his hairline is fucked , anyways good vid

  71. Ben *Clank* Simmons Posted on December 21, 2018 at 1:54 am

    Damn. He got injured before the season started last year, and his brother got injured before the season started this year. That’s stuff. Hopefully both can carve out successful HoF careers and maybe end up in the same team.

  72. Pull up Jumper Posted on December 22, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    My favorite player that hasn't hit the big floor yet stay up mpj

  73. GoodVibes Posted on December 23, 2018 at 1:56 am

    When he is ready hes going to be the reason why the nuggets become the most dominate team in the nba sad to say because im a laker fan and we got beef but i see the growth and as a basketball fan i RESPECT it🤘✊

  74. Cush Anders Posted on December 30, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Faked on b roy

  75. wEStsIDe bAe Posted on December 30, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    People care about the wrong things true shit MPJR😔😔😔😔

  76. daddy gains Posted on January 3, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Seems like a good ass dude

  77. Dina Vargas Posted on January 3, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Such a sweet spirit

  78. glennard coleman Posted on January 5, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I do believe he will make it.

  79. Captain Butterscotch Posted on January 7, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    You’re all good MPJ! I got your back from day one bro. Bless you man!

  80. Stuart Trave Posted on January 16, 2019 at 7:26 am

    I thought you were going to be my favorite player of all time, up there with the likes of Marcus Denmon and Kareem Rush. It didn't happen but this puts alot of perspective on your situation. You'll always be a Tiger and I'll follow your career to the end. I still wonder what could have been!

  81. jerimiahe goat17 Posted on January 23, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    What's the first song

  82. Joseph Matthews Posted on January 30, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Yo MPJ we love you here in Columbia MO. Tell me who said that dumb crap about your injury I go have a talk with em.

  83. marco hernandez Posted on February 1, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    He is the best basketball player In all ways

  84. Tom Vailand Posted on February 10, 2019 at 11:19 am


  85. Alex Mattson Posted on February 12, 2019 at 6:58 am

    MPJ u probly won't see this and it might now effect u at all but I just want u to know that ur the most inspirational person in my life When u committed to Washington I cried but then u came back after signing ur dad as an assistant and then I woke up one morning and saw that u could miss the whole season
    I went and watched almost every single high school game that u played in I could find and I still watch ur highlights when I'm sad
    Then u came back and I thought we had a chance at a tourney run after the loss I was so sad and wished u wouldn't have in case it made the injury worse. I'm so glad u got drafted and I follow ur life a lot U really inspired me and a lot of other Missouri fans and other people too I hope u recover and hav a great career so thanks Michael. U the best
    Shout out to u to Jontay I hope u recover and get picked up by someone cuz u hav a lot of potential

  86. Tahmid Ibne Azam Posted on February 14, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Why would anyone dislike this clip? Why ?

  87. Mitchell Harris Posted on February 18, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Watching him get hurt especially in that game was a heartbreaking experience for him and the entire university I was in the fifth row of the student section that game.

  88. Gil Cohen Posted on February 20, 2019 at 4:52 am

    good kid bad haircut

  89. Boiii Boiii Posted on March 3, 2019 at 4:08 am

    What's the verse he said at the end

  90. Elijah Valoiz Posted on March 10, 2019 at 10:13 pm


  91. K T Posted on March 18, 2019 at 2:27 am

    keep workin hard bro, you will be litting up the nba very soon!!!

  92. IceManLikeGervin Posted on April 4, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Much respect to MPJ for battling through his obstacles with a positive attitude…if he can get back 100% healthy with no back issues he has all the focus & talent in the world to maximize his potential. Quiet grind, loud shine!

  93. Geo Rockmann Posted on July 6, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    I mean people always complain about people disliking for no reason while I'm just impressed that out of over 220k people only 33 decided to dislike this video

  94. Dalton Farris Posted on August 4, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Reason he is in denver is because the owner of the nuggets is from Columbia Missouri

  95. Gator 4 Posted on September 29, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Hope he kills them this season