Hola, amigos! Bienvenidos to another indeterminate time period of Social Media musings from your Knickerbockers of Nueva York!
Let’s dive right in and see what our caballeros are up to on their (extended) summer vacations (it’s weird how in sports the worse you do the more vacation you have — I would think that would be negatively incentivizing but maybe this is why I am not a professional athlete, possibly among other reasons).
Our colleagues at The Frozen Envelope have already noted that shooters shoot, so we’ll move on from there. The long summer has clearly allowed our beloved shooting unicorn Kristaps Porzingis to let his rigid NY media presence loosen a little, or maybe he’s just diddy-bopping around so much no one can keep track. Our KP is on the move!
(Or not, hopefully - as his IG bio says, Knick for Life)
A good use of fame:
@Radisson pic.twitter.com/Sw2MS94o3c— Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) June 4, 2017
Instagramming while driving (please don’t do this, ‘Taps):
Visiting the Capital:
Slightly terrifyingly, sleeping under his own giant stare:
AAnd doing what every player does, host a basketball camp:
So that’s the Latvian contingent. Now let us check in on our other Eastern European friend Mindaugas Kuzminskas!
After a long trip to Hawaii and a bunch of yoga, Kuz made it back home to Vilinius:
... in time to celebrate yet another EuroLeague championship for the Yankees-of-Lithuanian-Basketball BC Žalgiris
But what? Can this be???
Like two summer vacation supernovas colliding:
That’s right. Wooo! Kuz & KP going to camp and working out together. Knicks in Latvia!
Hopefully this doesn’t cause a rift between KP and Willy Hernangomez. You know how it is when your best friend from school goes to another camp and then comes back at the end of summer and they have different friends and it’s, like, weird.
No, that won’t happen. WH & KP 4eva.
Happy #NationalBestFriendsDay!— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) June 8, 2017
RT to share with your best friend! #Knicks pic.twitter.com/e5Ujed1E6U
And Willy is pretty busy himself, getting birthday kisses from grandma (2317? Willy is kind of old?):
Being mobbed by fans at the NBA Cafe in Barcelona:
And getting another tattoo:
Why have we not known that Willy was big with tattoos? Perhaps because until owl rose woman, they seem to have been under-jersey tattoos.
In other maritime news, an update on Lance Thomas: Lance Thomas is Lance Thomas.
He still really, really likes fishing:
Also Belgian Malinois. With camera harnesses:
I said this last time, but you really gotta love how on-message he is. If Lance tells you something you should believe it.
Rounding out our summer pursuits, we have Knicks at baseball games:
And with baseball players:
(Access seems to differ for rookies, eh?)
And more Knicks with camps:
Today is the day & the Time is now! Go register for my inaugural basketball youth camp!!!! ********************************************************************************* UPDATE: Wow! Overwhelmed with the support! The online registration hit its capacity in just 15min! Good news though!! Details are coming soon for a limited availability walk-in registration date!!!! *********** WALK-IN REGISTRATION TODAY 5/15 @ the MLK center in Rock Island
And Knicks looking for music advice:
Been learning how to play my acoustic guitar for a little while and now I want to get an electric guitar. I have been leaning towards a @prsguitars guitar (really like the Santana Retro). But I wanted to know what yall recommended? What are your favorites and what other guitars should I be looking at?
(This is the cutest thing ever).
Lastly, we have two items of Important Knick News:
- Clyde’s Wine & Dine gets an A rating from the health department!
Congratulations to Chef Armando Cortes and the entire staff for their grade A from the Health Department today..@nyknicks pic.twitter.com/14izi9XjEx— Walt Clyde Frazier (@WaltFrazier) June 6, 2017
2. Marshall Plumlee is giving up basketball to be a construction worker
No, OK, that isn’t true. But way more impressive, Plums is now a 2nd Lt. in the US Army. Congratulations, Marshall!
Proud to be commissioned as a 2LT in the United States Army and excited to start serving with the New York National Guard. Thank you to everyone who helped me reach this milestone. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the brave men and women who are sacrificing for our nation, they are my greatest role models and inspiration. There is no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am today as a player, officer, and man if not for the values instilled in me by Coach K, Duke, and the Army. Moving forward I have the privilege of serving two storied organizations; the New York Knicks, and the New York National Guard. I am determined to continue growing as a leader, and make a positive impact on these two great teams.
Stay cool, hombres.