Here’s another installment in our “Athletes Ruining the Lives of Children” series, and it just might be the best one yet. Harken back to the 2015 NBA Draft, when the New York Knicks’ selection of European prospect Kristaps Porzingis turned the Knicks’ fan- heavy crowd into an angry mob. The face of their rage was embodied by a child named Jordan, who instantly became known as Crying Knicks Kid when he began sobbing and booing simultaneously after Porzingis was taken fourth overall.
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The two have patched things up since then, helped by Porzingis’s prowess on the basketball court during his rookie year, but that doesn’t mean the Latvian big man hasn’t had revenge on his mind ever since Crying Knicks Kid’s reaction went viral. At a recent basketball camp, Porzingis finally got a chance to embarrass the youngster in front of a handful of people.
Engaging in a friendly game of one-on-one, Porzingis swatted everything the Crying Knicks Kid put up, including a vicious block on a jumper, then drove past him down the lane for a dunk.
Hey little dude: that’ll teach you to cry and boo a man you’ve never met before.