The honor marks Porziņģis’ first time but quite possibly not the last appearance as an All-Star. He's also the first-ever Latvian to be named an NBA All-Star.
In just his third season in the NBA the 22-year old Latvian is averaging a career high 23.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and an NBA best 2.34 blocks over 33.0 minutes.
Under a new set up for the show game, the leading vote-getters from each conference, i.e. LeBron James and Stephen Curry will pick the rosters from the pool of players voted as starters and reserves.