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Kristaps Porzingis is expected to play Wednesday after getting his neck sat on

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The Knicks' crown jewel refuses to stop shining, even for one game.

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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:

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.

Mr. Zings did practice Tuesday morning, but was limited:

It would appear he, like the rest of us, is looking forward to the LeBron/Krispy matchup:

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?