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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