Throughout his whole career, Kritaps Porzingis will be compared to Dirk Nowitzki. It's the way the Latvian center would like it - having grown up idolising the Dallas Mavericks legend, the New York Knicks star is the latest European sensation.
Matchups between the two were highly anticipated during Porzingis' rookie season, but last night the veteran forward was out of action as his Mavericks travelled to the Big Apple to face the Knicks.
Porzingis - alongside Carmelo Anthony - led New York to a 16-point win as he dropped 24 points on his 50% shooting.
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The highlight of the night came in the fourth quarter as the youngster pulled out Nowitzki's signature move as the German looked on from the sideline.
Porzingis produced a perfect imitation of the one-leg banked jump shot that has proved so devastating and consistent through the 38-year-old's 18-year NBA career.
According to Earl. K Sneed, Mavs.com beat writer, Dirk said after the game: "That was cold-blooded."
Porzingis certainly has a bright future ahead and is already considered one of the biggest stars in New York. If he can add more of Dirk's arsenal to his game, then it won't be too long until he is winning All-Star votes.