What's the Latvian word for "Tim Hortons"? Kristaps Porzingis is taking over our the sovereign nation of Canada Friday, as the biggest star in the history of basketball descends upon the city of Toronto for the 2016 NBA Rising Stars Game.
Naturally, he brought the whole family along for the ride.
On our way to Toronto ✈️#AllStarWeekend2016 pic.twitter.com/Y0Us8h4NAd— Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) February 11, 2016
Friday morning was taken up by a brief practice, followed by a cavalcade of media events. Kristaps was everywhere. He's a star, a bright, shining star.
Positively hypnotic. I could watch this all day. Here is some practice stuff, featuring Kristaps being tall and awesome, while also wearing flashy shoes:
Kristaps explaining things to his coach pic.twitter.com/MGZMHHizZr— charlie widdoes (@charliewiddoes) February 12, 2016
Ettore Messina asking Kristaps for some pointers pic.twitter.com/b2Yg4nZFzm— charlie widdoes (@charliewiddoes) February 12, 2016
.@kporzee standing tall as the World squad huddles up for #BBVARisingStars practice. #KnicksTOthe6 pic.twitter.com/hpicBXQ8eA— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 12, 2016
We're underway at #BBVARisingStars practice with @kporzee! #KnicksTOthe6 https://t.co/ysghgzsJ9K— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 12, 2016
Check out @KPorzee's #NBAKicks on @NBATV at the #BBVARisingStars practice! #NBAAllStarTO pic.twitter.com/Xq50mFwxk1— 2016 NBA All-Star (@NBAAllStar) February 12, 2016
After practice he engaged in a tough "Kris vs. Kris" showdown with NBA TV's Kristen Ledlow:
.@kporzee sharing a laugh with @NBATV's @KristenLedlow! #KnicksTOthe6 #BBVARisingStars pic.twitter.com/kP4BQ4B8Gb— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 12, 2016
I'm fairly certain Ms. Ledlow was standing on her tip-toes for this photo.
The NBA unveiled Porzingis's Rising Stars jersey. Get 'em while they're hot!
He had a nice little Facebook Q & A with his fans. He likes Shaq, his mom's cooking, and his eggs cooked over-medium, because he's classy as hell.
Fellow rookie D'Angelo Russell was also hanging out the press area, and he shared a nice little moment with Kristaps:
And you better believe Kristaps cares...
.@kporzee on his next @NBAAllStar stop, giving back to the community w/ @nbacares! #KnicksTOthe6 pic.twitter.com/blLkwgqjeM— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 12, 2016
Kris love the kids. #BBVARisingStars #KnicksTOthe6 pic.twitter.com/M5CQQxAXsP— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 12, 2016
In conclusion, Kristaps is perfect in every way.