Kristaps Porzingis was absurdly confident about his Steph Curry impression

Published Mar. 16, 2016 2:20 p.m. ET

Before every home game, Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry achieves the unthinkable. 

Standing near the baseline tunnel, maybe 40 feet from the basket, he nails a mega-corner three, as adoring fans fall over themselves trying to believe what they just saw:

But, apparently, Curry isn't the only one who can hit this seemingly impossible shot on the first try. New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis recreated the moment on Tuesday, in a mostly empty gym, wearing slip-on sandals. It was really scary:

One day later, the 20-year-old treated the shot like it was no big deal (which, truth be told, it isn't):

After blasting the roof off everyone's highest expectations earlier this season, the 7'3" Porzingis has tapered off since the All-Star break. His rebounds are down, and he's flat-out inefficient scoring the ball, shooting 25.6 percent behind the three-point line and a grotesque 38.8 percent from the floor.

But who cares? He's young, large and skilled, with a future as bright as just about anybody. Once his frame builds out, and he physically matures to a place where opposing big men can't knock him around down low, there won't be any game-plan smart enough to stop Porzingis from annihilating everything in his path. 

It's a scary thought. Porzingis is the future.