Knicks rookie Porzingis on sporting cornrows as a kid: ‘All the girls loved it’

New York Knicks' first-round pick and Latvian style icon, Kristaps Porzingis, revealed that he use to wear his hair in cornrows.

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New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis may hail from Latvia, but his hairstyle as a youngster definitely was influenced by American culture. In a recent documentary about his young life in basketball it was revealed that the first-round draft pick sported cornrows for a considerable part of his young adolescence.

“I wore that for like two years,” Porzingis told the New York Daily News of his styling ‘do. “I think like 9 to 12 (years old), maybe like 13 even, something like that.”

Images of Porzingis rocking the cornrows are about as phenomenal as one might expect.



The 20-year-old revealed that he would get the cornrows rebraided every few weeks to keep it looking good, and provided a fantastic reason as to why he rocked the arguably unconventional hairstyle:

“All the girls loved it.”

Well, there it is. Nothing much more needs to be said on this topic. Although it warrants mentioning that Porzingis reportedly had a good handle on American culture long before he headed to the United States. And he accomplished that by reportedly being an avid reader of World Star Hip Hop. So, yeah.

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