Kristaps Porzingis, the Latvian forward chosen as the No. 4 pick by the New York Knicks in 2015, had a less-than-warm welcome from the team’s fans during his introduction.
Booed by the passionate Knicks supporters on draft night, Porzingis recently disclosed on The Old Man & The Three podcast with JJ Redick that he not only knew he would be the Knicks’ pick but was also informed to anticipate a mixed reception from the fans.
Despite the initial skepticism, Porzingis has proven himself in the NBA, silencing doubters by becoming a high-level player. His achievements include earning an All-Star selection in 2018, showcasing his resilience and skill since his draft night.