Kristaps Porzingis was absurdly confident about his Steph Curry impression
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.