Former Arkansas star Bobby Portis returns to Bud Walton Arena with NBA championship trophy

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Former Arkansas basketball star Bobby Portis brought quite the souvenir from Milwaukee on his visit to Bud Walton Arena on Saturday.

Portis, a member of the 2021 NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks, was greeted with cheers from Razorback fans when he carried the Larry O'Brien Trophy to center court during the first half of Arkansas' game against Tennessee. He was among seven former Razorbacks who made the trip to Fayetteville during the NBA's All-Star break.

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The other players in attendance included Isaiah Joe of the Philadelphia 76ers, Moses Moody of the Golden State Warriors, Mason Jones of the Los Angeles Lakers, Justin Smith of the Toronto Raptors, Daniel Gafford of the Washington Wizards and Adrio Bailey.

Portis, a Little Rock native, played for Arkansas from 2013-15, averaging 15 points per game. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 22nd overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Portis signed with the Bucks in November 2020. During the team's championship season, he played in 66 games, averaging 11.4 points and 7.1 rebounds in 20.8 minutes per contest.

See video of Portis, Joe, Moody, Smith, Gafford, Jones and Bailey calling the Hogs at midcourt below.

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This article originally appeared on Fort Smith Times Record: Bobby Portis among former Arkansas basketball players at game vs. UT