Christopher Halajian: 3 Reasons That Make Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis The NBA’s “Unicorn”
Hi, this is Christopher Halajian! Thanks for joining me again today on my blog. With the news of power forward Kristaps Porzingis suffering a sore left knee in the Knicks’ game against the Nets last week, I’m desperately hoping he recovers and will remain healthy throughout his career. Make no mistake; KP is the NBA’s “unicorn” that has even got veterans like Kevin Durant nodding their heads in approval.
Christopher Halajian: KP is Real Deal
What’s a unicorn you might ask? In business or startup parlance, a unicorn is something or someone that is very hard to find. Because unicorns are mythical creatures, to call something or someone a unicorn is to praise their extraordinary qualities, as they seem almost too good to be true! In the case of KP however, I believe the kid’s the real deal. Here are three reasons that perfectly sums up why:
1. KP is beating records and will only continue to do so – Move over Bernard King; KP just set the new record for most points in the first 10 games of the 2017-2018 season with 300 points. King’s record came just shy of 2 points, standing with 298 points. With this record, KP is also in the running for most points in the league in scoring.
2. KP is one of the best rookies in NBA history – To prove just how much of a unicorn KP is, check out this stunning fact: KP is the first rookie in NBA history to record at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 75 three-pointers, and 100 blocks. Where does he stand now you ask? Well, he is also the only player in NBA history with at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 250 blocks and 100 made 3’s over his first two seasons. If that isn’t phenomenal progress, I don’t know what is.
Let me just add as well that KP is a young 22 years old, so one can only imagine how much more of a basketball beast he’ll become once he reaches his prime. I don’t know what Phil Jackson was thinking, entertaining the idea of a KP trade last June, but he needs to hold onto this unicorn with two hands.
3. KP is driven and ambitious – In the NBA, we learn early on that talent is common; we see that every year with each new rookie class that comes our way. What separates a talented player from a successful one is his work ethic, and KP has proven he is extremely driven to become the best player in the NBA. He knows it’s not an overnight event as well. As such, he has set his sights on low-hanging fruit for now. KP says he has his eyes on being named the NBA’s Most Improved Player this season, and the Defensive Player of the Year award and the All-Star team. Not bad, my man.
What do you think of KP? Is he the real deal or will he soon run out of steam? Drop me, Christopher Halajian, a line by commenting below.
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