They grow 'em tough over there in Latvia, folks. While I have no first-hand experience to back this up, any country in which the popular hairstyle swings between Ivan Drago buzzcuts or cornrows -- with absolutely nothing in between -- has got to be harder than a coffin nail.
It should come as no surprise, then, that Kristaps Porzingis plans to play Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, despite hurting his neck courtesy of an off-the-top-ropes finishing move from Carmelo Anthony in Monday's loss to the Spurs:
Knicks say Kristaps Porzingis (neck) is probable for tomorrow vs. Cleveland. Arron Afflalo (l. hamstring) is out. Afflalo practiced today.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 3, 2015
Kristaps Porzingis said he was "surprised" this morning with how well his neck responded to treatment. He expects to play tomorrow.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 3, 2015
Kristaps' neck strain was described as a "soft tissue injury," though I choose to believe his soft tissue is laced with vibranium, just like The Vision. Also, he possesses one of the Infinity Stones and has the power of flight. That's just how he rolls. One thing's for sure: he doesn't worry about much, including sucking.
Kristaps Porzingis" In New York, if you suck, they’re going to let you know. ...I'm not worried about sucking."— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) November 3, 2015
Mr. Zings did practice Tuesday morning, but was limited:
#Knicks Porzingis went thru practice; afflalo still out— Fred Kerber (@FredKerber) November 3, 2015
It would appear he, like the rest of us, is looking forward to the LeBron/Krispy matchup:
Kristaps Porzingis, when asked if he's ever played with or against LeBron James: "Only in 2K."— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) November 3, 2015
So what do you think, P&T'ers? Would playing Wednesday be a wise move, coming so soon after such a brutal spill? Is the city of Cleveland even worthy of his presences? Is LeBron ready for the Latvian Thunder?