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    Name: Kristaps Porzingis


    Position: Power Forward / Center

    Born: August 2, 1995 (age 21) in Liepāja, Latvia

    Nationality: Latvian

    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

    Favorite actor? Chris Tucker

    Favorite actress? Jennifer Aniston

    Favorite entertainer? Kevin Hart

    Any superstitions?
    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.

    If basketball didn’t exist and you had to choose another profession,
    what would you do?
    A professional ping pong player

    Any superstitions?
    I always put my left sock and left shoe on first

    Did you have a team growing up that you rooted for?
    Lakers in ’09 and 2010. I used to get up early with my brother Janis
    and we watched them win the titles. It was just because of Kobe and

    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