Please forgive the lateness of this post; I was up all night drinking champagne. WE FINALLY DID IT, KNICKS FANS. WE WITNESSED A CHAMPION IN ACTION!
Kristaps Porzingis was drafted to bring a title to New York, and so he has: the 2017 Taco Bell Skills Challenge title. The Unicorn defeated DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Jokic and Gordon Hayward to capture New York’s first basketball-related championship in four decades.
(Yes, I know Nate Robinson won a bunch of Slam Dunk titles. But the dunk contest is subject to the whims and prejudices of judges. Doesn’t count.)
What inspired Kristaps to victory? He did it for the children, of course...all the skinny, 7’3” children who were told they’d never be able to compete in a Skills Challenge.
Kristaps is for the children.
Other Knicks took to social media to share in the victory.
Great job! So happy for you. https://t.co/Z9JoaDirNN— Mindaugas Kuzminskas (@MKuzminskas) February 19, 2017
As for the rest of us — the fans who have waited a lifetime for this triumph — this is a moment of celebration. We finally did it!