The Man That Was “BOOED”


He was selected No. 4 overall by the New York Knicks in the 2015 NBA Draft, and was booed instantly. From that day on, Kristaps Porzingis was on mission. A mission to show the fanbase that they were wrong for booing him and that he’s got what it takes to turn into the next great European player in the NBA. The rookie took his mission seriously and averaged 14.3 points, 7z3 rebounds, and an impressive 1.9 blocks per game—the 7’3” Latvian rookie also won three consecutive Rookie of the Month honors from November to January. Instead of finishing his astonishing rookie campaign with great performances—like he was having all season—he suffered a shoulder injury which curbed his season.