Quick Facts of Kristaps Porzingis
- Full NameKristaps Porzingis
- Net Worth$6 Million
- Date of Birth02 August, 1955
- Marital Status
- Birthplace Liepaja, Latvia
- ProfessionBasketball Player
- Active Year2011-present
- Eye colour
- Hair colour
- Height7 Feet 3 Inches
- Weight109 Kg
- Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter
Are you basketball enthusiastic? If you’re one then you might be familiar with one of the top basketball players, Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis is a Latvian professional basketball player of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Further, he played basketball for New York City’s ‘New York Knicks’ as a position of center and power forward player.
Moreover, he was selected by the New York Knicks with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft. Later, in 2015, he was declared as the ‘Latvian Rising Star of the Year‘ by the NBA. Currently, he is playing basketball for Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. To know more about him, read an article given below.
Kristaps Porzingis was born on August 2, 1995, in Liepaja Latvia. Similarly, he was born on the family of sportsmen and women. His father’s name is Talis Porzingis and his mother, Ingrida Porzingis. He is the brother of Janis Porzingis and Martins Porzingis, who are also a professional basketball player like him. Similarly, he holds a Latvian nationality and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity. However, his brother, Tom Porzingis, died only 14 months of his birth date.
Kristaps started to play basketball from early teens and went to represent one of the popular clubs in Liepaja, BK Liepaja Lauvas. Afterward, he grabbed a lot of attention from many teams and eventually got the eyebolt of the Baloncesto Sevilla club associated with the popular Spanish tournament Liga ACB. Also, he played in the junior team on Sevilla from 2012 to 2013. On September 29, 2012, he got a chance to play for Cajasol Sevilla.
Career as Basketball Player
7 feet 3 inch tall, basketball player started his career when he decided to uplift his play for the 2015 NBA draft. Then, he was selected by New York Knickerbockers on the fourth overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft. His first debut for NBA on October 28, 2015, against ‘Milwaukee Bucks’. He posts an impressive stat line of 24 points, seven blocked shots, and 14 rebounds.
Check out the short video of Kristaps Porzingis on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
In the three NBA seasons with Knicks, he appeared in 186 games with an average of 17.8 points and 7.1 rebounds. Moreover, he became the first NBA player since 1983-84 to score 40 points with blocks, five rebounds, and 3-pointers on November 5, 2017. But, later after the summer season, he left the Knicks and went to play for Dallas Mavericks. He is doing pretty well on the team with 38 points, along with 14 rebounds on average. Kyle Korver, Xavier Mumford, LiAngelo Robert Ball, Shawn Kemp, Nneka Ogwumike are some of the renowned basketball right now.
Well, 24 years old, Porzingiis is probably enjoying his single life. Well, he might be spending quality time with his family and friends. As of now, he is fully focusing on his career rather than being in any kind of relationship. Also, he keeps his personal life far from public ranges. Besides, there was a rumor that he is in a relationship with Abigail Ratchford, an actress, and a model. However, the NBA star is yet to confirm his relationship status in public.
Besides, there is no information about his past relationship and affairs. Back in March 2019, he was alleged for rape and accused woman at the Sky Building in February 2018. The woman told that he raped her just after he tore his ACL. Also, she said that she waited more than a year to come forward as she offered of getting $68,000 payout from Porzingis for silence. But, he openly denied the case and it was totally fake. For now, he is far from controversies and rumors.
Net Worth-$ 6 Million
According to celebrity net worth, Kristaps’ net worth is $6 Million as of 2020. Moreover, he earned this hefty amount from his career as a Latvian professional basketball player. Further, he has signed a five-year contract with Dallas Mavericks for $158 million. Also, his monthly salary is around €78,397.
Additionally, he is a brand ambassador for Nike until 2016 and joined ‘Adidas’ which might also help him to uplift his income. The 24 years old NBA star is great going on his career, so no doubt his net will be double in the near future. With such a decent amount, he is living a lavish life.