Kristaps Porzingis will represent the New York Knicks at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles.
New York Knicks star forward Kristaps Porzingis has been named to his first ever All-Star game after beating out Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons after being voted in by the coaches.
Porzingis had sent out a hint on Twitter that he made the team.
Just a kid from Latvia… pic.twitter.com/NTQLIQN9JT
— Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) January 23, 2018
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) January 24, 2018
As the Knicks pointed out, they’ve now had a player named to the All-Star in each of the past nine years. Of course Carmelo Anthony was a big reason why.
Kristaps Porzingis becomes the second youngest Knick selected to the NBA All-Star game and gives the franchise nine straight years with an All-Star selection. pic.twitter.com/qwNy6yUIFD
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) January 24, 2018
On Monday, Porzingis made it clear that it would be “a dream come true” to make the All-Star team and now that dream has been fulfilled.
The other front court reserves are Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Al Horford of the Boston Celtics.
It’s not a surprise that Porzingis made it as a reserve, but many people were surprised that Joel Embiid made it over him as a starter.
Porzingis won’t be in the line-up for the Knicks as they face off against the Golden State Warriors after he injured in his knee in practice. It doesn’t sound like his injury is serious.
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