08 Nov Getting to know NY KNICKS KRISTAPS PORZINGIS
Name: Kristaps Porzingis
Position: Power Forward / Center
Born: August 2, 1995 (age 20) in Liepāja, Latvia
Height: 7 ft 3 in
Weight: 240 lb
Salary: $4.132 million
Drafted: No. 4 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft
Shoe size: 16
What languages do you speak? Latvian, Spanish & English
Players people compare you to: Pau Gasol and Dirk Nowitzki
Favorite movie? Friday
I always put my left sock and left shoe on first
Three dinner guests? Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant
What’s your favorite part about being in New York? I
haven’t done a lot, but one of the things that’s funny for me, that in the city, like nobody cares. Like cars, honking, people just walking around, doesn’t wait for the green light so they can walk. Everything’s just crazy, everybody’s in such a rush. It was a cultural shock for me to see all that.
What do you want Knicks fans to say about you when they watch you play?
That this guy belongs here. He loves the organization, he loves the team, so we accept him and we’re gonna cheer for him from now on.
What do you want your basketball legacy to be? I want to have a long career in the NBA first, I want to be an All-Star, and hopefully one day I can win a ring with the New York Knicks.