Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr pleads not guilty to assaulting WNBA player girlfriend Kysre Gondrezick in NYC hotel room – leaving her with fractured vertebrae and cut above her eye

Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr pleaded not guilty to assaulting his girlfriend court in New York Tuesday after an attack that left her with a fractured vertebra and cut above her eye. 

Porter was charged with second-degree assault and strangulation Monday following his arrest for attacking his girlfriend, WNBA player Kysre Gondrezick. 

He was released on $75,000 cash bail and the judge imposed a temporary protection order against him. 

Gondrezick told cops that Porter punched her repeatedly in the face, cutting her above teh right eye and causing bruising, according to the criminal complaint seen by ESPN. 

Later, testing at hospital showed that Gondrezick sustained a fractured vetebrae in her neck. 

NYPD told the DailyMail.com when they arrived on scene the 26-year-old female had a laceration on the right side of her face and a preliminary investigation determined she was struck multiple times.

According to NBC, Gondrezick was taken to the hospital with at least one broken bone and bruising after the alleged attack, which occurred overnight Monday at the Millennium Hotel near Times Square.

Kevin Porter Jr appeared in court Tuesday after he was arrested for attacking his girlfriend

Porter Jr pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree assault and strangulation

Porter Jr pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree assault and strangulation

It’s claimed the incident escalated after Porter Jr was locked out of their hotel room. Hotel security was called before police were alerted.

The NBA player had reportedly returned from a night out in the early hours of Monday morning. Gondrezick, unhappy with how late he had come back, locked the door.

Once Porter got into the room – with the help of hotel security – he allegedly beat up Gondrezick. 

In a statement, the Rockets said they are ‘in the process of gathering information surrounding the matter,’ and an investigation is ongoing.

This is not Porter’s first offense. In 2020, while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Porter was arrested on a weapons charge and driving without a license.

Porter and Gondrezick have been dating since February of 2022. She posted to X, formerly Twitter, sharing photos from their one-year anniversary.

Gondrezick was the fourth pick in the 2021 WNBA draft when she was selected to play guard for the Indiana Fever.

She was the highest selection in program history at her alma mater, West Virginia. As well as the second player from the school to join the Fever.

Gondrezick’s father, Grant William Gondrezick, was an NBA player. He played for the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers and played professionally internationally. He served as a high school basketball coach before his death in 2021.

Her parents met in 1993 and married in 1995. Kysre’s mother, Lisa Harvey-Gondrezick is also a basketball coach.

More to follow.  

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