Kristaps Porzingis was a mystery in June. The Knicks selected him fourth overall in the NBA draft after three All-American freshmen: Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell and Jahlil Okafor. All casual fans knew about Porzingis was that the then-19-year-old Latvian 7-footer could really shoot.
Now we know Porzingis has game and may actually start for the Knicks on opening night.
He also had cornrows as a kid.
Goodness, look at that Carolina blue Jordan Brand headband. You learn something new about Porzingis every day.
Porzingis' first coach, Edvins Sprude, talked with Sporta Studija in the video where these photos came from.
Look, Porzingis did not have cornrows forever.
As for his reasoning, young Porzingis was already thinking about his social life.
The reason Porzingis went with cornrows from around 10 to 13 years old: "I loved the look and the girls loved it."
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) October 22, 2015
Here's how he looks now: