Kristaps Porzingis Biography

(Basketball Player)

Tallest player in the NBA standing at the height of 7ft 3 inches who plays both the center positions and power forward.

More about the relationship

Kristaps Porzing is in a relationship with Laura Vizla. Laura is the former dancer and cheerleader for the “VEF Riga” basketball club.

The couples announced the relationship publically by sharing each other’s pictures on Instagram accounts on February 14, 2021.

Relationship Facts of Kristaps Porzingis

  • Kristaps Porzingis is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Kristaps Porzingis?

Kristaps Porzingis is a known National Basketball Player who plays for the Dallas Mavericks.

He is known as the tallest player in the NBA standing at the height of 7ft 3 inches who plays both the center positions and power forward.

Kristaps Porzingis- Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Kristaps Porzingis in Liepaja Latvia on August 2, 1995. He holds Latvian nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. Currently, he is 26 years old. As per the horoscope, his birth zodiac sign is Leo, and follows Christianity.

Kristaps Porzingis is the son of father Talis Porzingis and mother Ingrīda Porziņģe. He was raised with his brothers Janis Porzingis and Martins Porzingis. Janis Porzingis is also a professional player who motivated Kristaps to be in the sports.

The athlete has not disclosed his educational background. But it is known that he graduated from Public US State University.

Kristaps Porzingis- Professional Life, Careers

Kristaps Porzingis began to play basketball when he was six years old. Until he was 15 teen years old he joined a youth competition with BK Liepajas Lauvas, which is a popular club in Liepaja.

In January 2012, Porzingis appeared in the youth squad having Barcelona on the opposite side. He scored 16 points and end the tournament at 9.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks.

Porzingis was provided with the opportunity to appear in the 2012-2013 ACB season. Though he played for some minutes only. Later, he competed for the senior squad at the Torneig de Basquet Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet.

Contributing one rebound and one assist he played for four minutes only in opposition to Spartak Saint Petersburg in the Euro Cup.

On November 2, 2013, he played as Sevilla’s main squad opposing the EuroLeague team and Laboral Kutxa and scored a 20-point ACB victory. Almost leading the team to a victory, he himself broke his record against Real Madrid.

Though, the team was defeated he gained popularity on social media after his performance in the game.

He consider himself suitable for the 2014 NBA draft and joined the National Basketball Association teams such as the Orlando Magic, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Porzingis was ranked as the fourth-youngest prospect among the top 100 according to DratExpress.com.

Similarly, Porzingis appeared in the Liga ACB and scored 3 points against CB 1939 Canarias. The records of Porzingis and Basquet Manresa were tied in the ACV on 18 April 2015.

He was announced to be the winner of the Euro Cup Rising Start Award of the season. Porzingis’s contract with a rookie extension was declined to make him a restricted agent in the off-season which would give New York 10 million USD.

After being sidelined by the ACL injury, Poraings was sent to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Trey Burke, Courtney Lee, and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Porzingis again signed the contract with the Mavericks on a five-year maximum deal worth around 158 million USD. He scored 9.2 points and 9.5 rebounds in the game prior to the suspension of the NBA because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Kristaps Porzingis- Net worth, Salary

As of 2022, the net worth of Kristaps Porzingis is estimated to be around 30 million USD as per celebrity net worth. The athlete has a car collection of around 8.5 million USD.

Similarly, he has endorsement deals with various brands like Nike and Adidas. There is no detailed information about his salary and monthly earnings.

Kristaps Porzingis- Rumors, Controversy

Kristapas Porzingis was accused of rape and harassment of a 29-year-old woman while he was a member of the New York Knicks on Feb 7, 2018. Later, the case was solved and the player was set free.

Body Features- Height, Weight

Kristaps Porzingis has an athletic body and stands at a height of 7 Feet 3 inches. He weighs around 109 kg. His complexion is fair and has pair of dark brown eyes. His hair color is brown.

Social Media Trivia/Facts

Likewise, Kristaps Porzingis is available on Instagram with more than 1.5 million followers. He has a Twitter account with around 374.2K followers and he has an official Facebook account with about 643K followers.

He also has his own YouTube Channel with 29.1K subscribers.

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