Being a Knicks fan is something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. The best way I could describe it is going to a restaurant and ordering a hamburger, knowing you’ll be satisfied with just a mediocre hamburger. Instead, the chef comes out from the kitchen and beats you repeatedly with his dough roller. This goes on for the length of the NBA season, about six months. However, if there has been one bright spot about being a Knicks fan in the last five years, it’s 7’3 Latvian superhero Kristaps Porzingis.
This guy is a pleasure to watch play, and has become a role model for young Knicks fans everywhere. But that’s not just because of his play on the court. He’s also the man off of it. KP has been living life by the mentality of “Shooters Shoot.” This is not referring to basketball. Basically, “Shooters Shoot” is Porzingis’ version of Wayne Gretzky’s “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take,” but referring to hitting on girls on Instagram.
Shooters do indeed shoot, and sometimes the shots go in. Look at this exchange KP had with smokeshow Abigail Ratchford earlier this year.
From 3-point range!! Unfortunately, shooters also sometimes miss shots. If that was a three-pointer, commenting heart eyes on a picture of a girl who has a boyfriend must be a half-court shot. No way he would do that, right? Wrong. Why? Because shooters shoot, baby. This one did not turn out as well for everyone’s favorite neighborhood Latvian, as the girl posted this picture in response..
The bottom part translates to “Do you sleep peacefully, Kristaps Porzingis?” Ouch. This surely would have thrown him off, right? Wrong.
This guy, man. How can you not love him. If there is one thing we can learn from him, it’s to accept that not every shot will go in. Even Michael Jordan missed a few. But don’t let the missed shots get you down, keep putting them up like you’re LaMelo Ball in a 3-point contest.
Summer 2017 is officially the Summer of Shooters. Is everyone going to have the same level of success as a 21-year old millionaire NBA player? Probably not. But that does not change the fact that shooters shoot.