The talented basketball players were recently spotted hanging out together on Instagram Live, leading fans who spotted the footage to speculate whether Kevin Porter Jr’s new girlfriend is Kysre Gondrezick.
Kevin Porter Jr has emerged as one of the most exciting and talented young players in the NBA. KPJ played college basketball for the USC Trojans. The 21-year-old was selected 30th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2019 NBA Draft. He eventually wound up with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In 2021, the athletic 6ft 6in guard was traded to the Houston Rockets, where he has established himself as an elite scorer. The Rockets are in the process of rebuilding but Porter, along with teammate Jalen Green, have been a bright light.
Kevin Porter Jr and rumoured girlfriend Kysre Gondrezick spotted on IG Live
Naturally, NBA fans are interested in the private lives of players. On 23 February 2022, KPJ was spotted on an Instagram Live with WNBA star Kysre Gondrezick, and the two appear to be close.
The pair were laughing and, as Kevin played with his hair on camera, fans have started speculated online whether Kevin Porter Jr and Kysre Gondrezick are dating.
The Focus has contacted Kevin Porter Jr and Kysre Gondrezick for comment.
@NyxRockets, a Houston Basketball Twitter account and contributor for Hoops Domain (@HoopsDomain) shared the IG Live. Fans in the comments speculated whether the couple were dating and shared their excitement.
Who is Kysre Gondrezick?
Kysre Gondrezick is an American basketball player for the Chicago Sky in the WNBA. Born on 27 July 1997, she was the fourth pick in the 2021 WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever. In her debut season, she appeared in 19 games and averaged 1.9 points and 1.0 rebounds.
However, in November 2021 she stepped away from the WNBA citing mental health issues following the death of her father, former NBA player Grant Gondrezick.
“After losing my father, the pressure began to mount for what I considered my job as a facet of grieving. I wasn’t present to the idea of efficiently knowing how to cope,” she wrote. “I was so happy and proud of reaching one of my personal goals of playing in the WNBA, yet I lost sight of his presence, my focus and, ultimately, the fun in the game.
“For the last five months I placed a pause on social life and additional activities to get the help and support for my mental health and well-being.”
See her full tweet below:
On 9 February 2022, it was announced the Chicago Sky had signed Gondrezick to a training camp contract:
Hopefully Gondrezick will be able to kick on with her career now after a challenging year.