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Kristaps Porzingis follows the mack code in turning down prom date

The Latvian Casanova.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Kristaps Porzingis is a mack. He was born a mack, and he'll die a mack. It's not a lifestyle he chose; the lifestyle chose him.

It was only a matter of time, then before a girl publicly asked him to prom. Kristaps may have missed all the trappings of the American high school mack experience; still, high school girls instinctively flock to him like the salmon of Capistrano. Young Sam Miller was the first; she will not be the last.

But there is more to being a true mack than merely attracting women with your natural charm. You have to be able to turn down these advances without losing any of that charm.

Mission accomplished. Other pro athletes spend thousands on image consultants and PR flak to make the people love him. Kristaps has no need for such assistance. He follows the code known to all true macks since the dawn of human history.

I wish I had a daughter just so she could ask Kristaps to the prom.