At this point, the Knicks 7’1″Power Forward Kristaps Porzingis is entering myth status.
Porzingis, who grew up in Latvia and has played pro ball since he was 16 years old in Euro Leagues, has steadily gained a following since being drafted 4th overall in the draft this past Summer. While his solid play this preseason (9 PPG, 3 RPG, 33% from 3) has helped in the sudden growth in popularity for KP, it’s been his surprising personality that has won many fans over.
And damn, what a personality it is.
From his Chamillionare singing Instagram posts to his startling amount of white-boy swag (see below), this is man that has immediately shown that he is nothing like many of the Euro-League stars to come before him.
And now, Porzingis has outdone himself.
Yesterday, the biggest news of KP’s young career as a Knick dropped- He used to have corn rows. Ho-ly shit. Yes.
Surely though, this look would only be left to imagination, as any reasonable newly-minted millionaire would have destroyed any of those potentially embarrassing youthful photos. NOPE.
LOOK AT HIM. What a ganstah. KP looking like AI. You just know he was breaking the kids standing next to him ankles on the regular, and those kids are on his own team! He looks like he’s about to go MJ in Space Jam and throw down on some defenseless Latvian children that were too afraid to style their hair after Allen Iverson.
But wait, there’s more!
When asked about his hairstyle, which he apparently had for three years from ages 10-13 (I love the dedication to the style), Kristaps gave the best reason of all for having cornrows.
“I loved the look and the girls loved it”.
Long live the PorzingGod. May he never change.
Sean Linhares is a Sports Communication Major at West Virginia University. He is originally from Pine Bush, New York, but don’t Google that town because there’s some weird stuff going on their. He enjoys Chick-Fil-A, Five Guys, and McDonalds, but not in that order (but not-not all at once).
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