Heavy striker, “Dallas Mavericks” Kristaps Porzingis is a special player. Nickname Unicorn right about it hints. 221-centimeter Latvian is the third tallest player in the NBA after Taco fall (“Boston Celtics”, 226 cm) and teammate Boban Marjanovic of the (224 cm). While Kristaps plays much better all fellow giants.
In a 24 year Porzingis is already an established NBA star. Last summer he signed with the Mavericks a five-year maximum contract of $ 158 million Is a record in the history of “Dallas”. In addition, Porzingis was the highest paid athlete in the history of his native Latvia. In Texas there is no income tax, so Kristaps will get much more pure than if he remained in his first team NBA “new York Knicks”. This is very important because Porzingis love the good life.
In February of 2018 in the form of the Knicks, the Porzingis tore cruciate ligaments when I put on a dunk over forward “Milwaukee Bucks” Giannis Antetokounmpo. This damage is not just allowed Porzingis to participate in the all-star game NBA-2020, which at the time 22-year-old boy for the first time in his career he got the call. Kristaps missed a year and a half. Many had to put an end to his prospects in basketball.
The recovery process was really difficult. The porzingis worked hard in the gym, but in everyday life unpleasant incidents could not be avoided.
In March last year, the NYPD launched an investigation into the rape allegedly committed Porzingis. The victim 20-the summer girl — the neigbour of Kristaps new York apartment. She waited more than a year with an application to the police, since Kristaps sort of offered her silence for $ 68 thousand, but ultimately refused to pay. The girl said that Porzingis has committed a crime 7 February 2018, shortly after the match against “Milwaukee” (89:103), in which he has damaged the cruciate ligament. Lawyer Kristaps insisted that the relationship was consensual. In the end, this matter is simply decayed. Testimony was frankly far-fetched, although the reputation of Latvians suffered. Now in the US, all in similar scandals to get very dangerous.
Our troubles were not over. In may, Porzingis again topped the headlines in a negative character. Kristaps rested in one of the clubs native of Liepaja, and a fight with Russian fans, who had allegedly expressed dissatisfaction with his exchange from the Knicks at Mavericks in the season 2018/2019. The incident was extinguished with the help of protection, serious injuries, Porzingis is not received.
Lett ran into one of universal condemnation. NBA legend Charles Barkley he was coy during his playing career, but he could not refrain from criticism of the Unicorn.
“The porzingis needs to understand, if someone told you something… You can do with them anything. What good is it? Just walk away from such situations. It’s the only thing I can say. I don’t know what happened. And I don’t care what happened. But you Kristaps Porzingis. You’re one of the best young players in the NBA. You are going to pay $ 300-400 million in the next 10 years of your life just so you could play in a stupid basketball. You just need to go out and play. And there’s some idiot in a night club with nothing to lose,” said Barkley.
In addition, Porzingis after moving to the United States immediately established himself as a guy who loves girls with model looks. Kristaps did not notice the time on the yacht or in the night clubs with attractive members of the opposite sex.
As you progress on the basketball court and of the stars of the NBA Porzingis began to attract these top models’s Instagram. He attributed the affair with Abigail, Ratchford (9.1 million subscribers).
Then a while Kristaps met with one of the most famous US model Jen selter (12.8 million followers). It all started with an exchange of friendly smiles in Instagram. A little later, Selter had seen in the arena “Madison Square garden” in new York. She came to see especially on Porzingis.
Anyway, the Porzingis believes that a long-term relationship at 24 years old — too early for him. While there were girls that would have melted the heart of the young Latvians. Fortunately, the owner of the Mavericks mark Cuban is not one of those who close their eyes to the talent of the player because of some scandals and love for the opposite sex. Cuban issued to Kristaps maximum contract, which the Unicorn began immediately to work. A year and a half of downtime without match practice in official matches serious obstacle did not.
The porzingis was on a hot streak before the suspension of the season because of the pandemic coronavirus. He averaged at 26.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.3 blocked shots and was named player of the week in the Western conference for a few days before the NBA went to the emergency break. March 2 in a match against “Minnesota Timberwolves” (111:91) the Porzingis scored 38 points (6/14 from beyond the arc), 15 rebounds and 5 block shots. The porzingis is the only player in NBA history with 35+ points, 10+ rebounds, 5+ blocks and 5+ accurate three-pointers in one game. In the game against Minnesota he did it the second time in his career. 12 December 2017 Kristaps done this in a match with “Lakers” in the form of the Knicks. Nickname Unicorn once again justified.
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Along with Luke Donice Kristaps formed a powerful Duo who led “Mavericks” in the zone playoffs Western conference. There is no doubt that, if the League decides to finish the season 2019/2020, Doncic and Porzingis will be a big problem for any opponent in the playoffs. Kristaps is more than a worthy successor to Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas. The legendary German has given the club from Texas for 21 years. Now to bring glory to “the Mavericks” the time is ripe Porzingis, which is at the same position of the heavy forward, and Dirk.