Kristaps Porzingis appears to be the one person who can make New Yorkers admit their fault, without hesitation. After being booed on draft day by eventual hometown fans, the Latvian lottery pick has since turned into one of the most dynamic young players in the whole league and the would-be savior of a storied franchise who’s been down on their luck longer than they’d like to admit.
Since Porzingis has somehow turned Knicks’ games into must-watch television, ESPN is leading the charge on the Porzingis bandwagon, pushing out this promo to play off his popularity. The clip is far from a funny Sportscenter or NBA On ESPN commercial, instead featuring slow-motion action footage of Scorezingis being a bad bass atop a menacing orchestral instrumental, accompanied by a nail-tough Latvian rapper saying his favorite baller’s name over and over, with authority.
In all reality, if Kristaps keeps his game sky high, this should be his intro theme for every home game.