Porter, Howard

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Porter, Howard Gender: M
born on 31 August 1948
Place Stuart, Florida, 27n12, 80w15
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Lehman
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American athlete, a pro basketball player for seven seasons, playing for the Chicago Bulls, NY Knicks, Detroit Pistons and the New Jersey Nets. He began his career after being drafted in 1971 by the Chicago Bulls and left pro basketball after the 1977-78 season. He had been considered one of the best college players; while at Villanova, he played in the All-American championship games three times. He was voted the N.C.A.A. tournament's outstanding player but had to give up the honor when the season ended and it was revealed that he had dealt with an agent. Nevertheless at the time of his death he still held the university's career record for rebounds.

As his pro career began deteriorating, he found himself drawn to drugs and became addicted to cocaine. By 1985, he was out of money. His severe drug addiction had gotten the best of him and cost him his family as well. He had married his young sweetheart in 1972 and they had had three children. But they divorced in 1986 when his addiction became so severe that his wife Regina could no longer stay married to him. Porter returned to his mother's home in Florida, a spent and broken man. In 1989 he entered a rehabilitation center in Minnesota. At the completion of the program, he was sent to a halfway house in St. Paul and began turning his life around. In 1995 he became a probation officer for Ramsey County, MN. He remarried

At 5:30 AM on May 20, 2007 according to a police report, he was found unconscious in a Minneapolis alley. Last seen two days earlier and reported missing, he had been severely beaten and there was no identification on his person. He died of his multiple injuries at 10:26 PM local time on May 26, 2007 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, MN according to a police report quoted in the news. The case is under police investigation.

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  • Work : New Career 1971 (Pro basketball)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1972
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1978 (pro basketball career ended)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1986
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 1989 (Drug rehabilitation center)
  • Work : New Career 1995 (Probation officer)
  • Death by Homicide 26 May 2007 at 10:26 PM in Robbinsdale (Severe beating)
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Source Notes

Dr. J. Lee Lehman quotes a sport almanac for date; time unknown. PT gives place from basketball reference online


  • Traits : Body : Race (African-American)
  • Traits : Body : Size (6'8")
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim
  • Vocation : Sports : Basketball