Video: Michael Porter Jr. surprises mom with new car

Michael Porter, Jr. (Missouri) walks to the stage after being selected as the number fourteen overall pick to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center.
Jun 21, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Michael Porter, Jr. (Missouri) walks to the stage after being selected as the number fourteen overall pick to the Denver Nuggets in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Nuggets first round pick Michael Porter Jr. surprised his mom with a new car on Monday and her reaction is heartwarming. Rewarding the people that helped you get to the next level is a right of passage for many professional athletes and the Porter family is known for being close.

Porter Jr. also posted a touching tribute to his mother on Instagram. In the post, he explains that it is a blessing for him to be able to provide her with the new car. He thanks her for the countless hours spent in basketball arenas and for supporting him throughout his career.

The Nuggets selected Porter Jr. with the No. 14 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. The 6-foot-10 forward missed most of his freshman season with injuries, but is viewed as a top-3 talent when healthy.

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