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Kristaps Porzingis Is Killing Carmelo Anthony In Jersey Sales

New York Knicks fans have Kristaps fever.

New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis has taken the NBA by storm this season with his put-back dunks and fearless style, and that newfound popularity is leading to a surge in one predictable area: jersey sales.

The NBA announced Wednesday that Porzingis' jersey was the fourth-most popular jersey in all of the NBA between October and December, behind only the reigning MVP (Stephen Curry), a four-time MVP (LeBron James) and the third-leading scoring in NBA history (Kobe Bryant).

That puts him ahead of one other notable person: teammate Carmelo Anthony, who is 15th overall.

Yes, many Knicks fans might already have their Carmelo jersey, but this rise is still a fascinating one, and one that will undoubtedly raise Melo's eyebrows. 

Porzingis, aka The Zinger, aka Porzingod, aka Three-6 Latvia, has been a spark plug for the Knicks, averaging 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game so far this season, 

He has also had a compilation of outstanding put-back dunks.

With the help of their 20-year-old Latvian rookie, the Knicks have four more wins at this point in the season than they had all of the 2014-2015 season. 

In November, Anthony said that Porzingis would be a future leader of the Knicks. Already, he is the team leader in jersey sales.

 

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