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  1. Rare versatility. Kristaps is a front-line force who can also effortlessly shoot from the outside. During his rookie season, Kevin Durant aptly named him a basketball “unicorn” for his unique blend of skills and talent.
  2. Standing at 7 feet 3 inches, Kristaps is the third-tallest active NBA player behind Boban Marjanovic and Victor Wembanyama.
  3. Basketball family. Kristaps’ older brother Janis played professionally from 2000-2013, his father is a former semi-pro player, and his mother played on Latvia’s women’s youth national team!
  4. When asked who he’d love to dine with most, he jokingly said, “Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Jay Z—like a double date.” Same, Kristaps…same!
  5. Kristaps is such a legend in Latvia that at least two rap songs have been written about him! The rap duo Transleiteris dropped “#PORZINGIS,” and the group Olas released a track called “Keep Calm Like Kristaps Porzingis.” Now that’s star power!

Image Source: Kristaps Porzingis on Instagram