Porzingis' childhood haircut tickles US media

While Latvian basketball star Kristaps Porziņģis is preparing for his debut in the NBA with the New York Knicks, US media have picked up on childhood photos of the basketball star. Latvian Television's Sporta Studija story about Porziņģis' basketball childhood sparked friendly ridicule as the strapping young lad had a cornrow haircut, reported LSM's Gundars Galkins Thursday.

Porziņģis' cornrows are discussed both in Sports Illustrated and Bleacher report. Readers are quite perplexed as to how a white boy can have a haircut like that and liken him to Allen Iverson.

Bleacher report's readers have put in more than 100 comments in which some wish luck to the Latvian basketball star - and some doubt whether Latvia's hopeful will be competitive in the NBA.

Both websites have put up a subtitled video about Porziņģis' first trainer Edvīns Sprūdis. Here's the outrageous story in all its glory:

Meanwhile, Porziņģis had a nice preseason game, the last before the NBA kicks off, in which the New York Knicks lost to the Celtics. The first regular season game for Porziņģis will be on October 28 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

According to the New York Post, the trainer Derek Fisher has the intention to have Porziņģis on the starting lineup in the first regular season game. 

Though laden with fouls...

... his game had some...

pretty impressive moments...

(Vine source - Postingandtoasting.com)
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