Kristaps Porzingis wins 2017 Skills ChallengePosted by Inside Hoops
The Knicks are amid the throes of losing, but all Kristaps Porzingis did during All-Star Weekend was win.
After scoring 24 points in the World Team’s victory Friday in the Rising Stars Challenge, the 7-foot-3 Porzingis captured the Skills Challenge on Saturday, knocking off Gordon Hayward in the finals.
It marked the second straight year a big man has won the skills, after Karl-Anthony Towns captured the 2016 crown.
Sitting with a big gold trophy in the interview room and asked about tasting victory after a 23-34 start, Porzingis, the man nicknamed “The Unicorn” by Kevin Durant, beamed.
“It feels good to win no matter what,” Porzingis said. “Even yesterday it felt good to get a win.’’
– NY Post