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Kristaps Porzingis on sporting cornrows as a kid: ‘All the girls loved it’


New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis may hail from Latvia but his hairstyle as a youngster definitely was influenced by American culture as it was revealed in a recent documentary about his young life in basketball that he sported cornrows for a considerable part of his young adolescence.

“I wore that for like two years,” he told the New York Daily News when discussing the hairdo. “I think like nine to 12 (years old), maybe like 13 even, something like that.”

Images of Porzingis rocking the cornrows are about as phenomenal as one might expect.



The 20-year-old revealed that he would get the cornrows re-braided every few weeks to keep it looking good and provided a fantastic reason for why he opted to rock the arguably unconventional hairstyle for a young kid in Latvia.

“I loved the look,” he said. “And all the girls loved it.”

Well, there it is. Nothing much more needs to be said on this topic. Although it warrants mentioning that Porzingis reportedly had a good handle on American culture long before he headed to the United States. And he accomplished that by reportedly being an avid reader of World Star Hip Hop. So, yeah.

(screengrabs via Posting and Toasting)