Kristaps Porzingis realises he is no longer a 'normal person' after holiday

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It seems the realisation has finally set in for the New York Knicks' Latvian star Kristaps Porzingis. The rookie center is one of the biggest sporting stars in the Big Apple but it seems he did not realise his star status until the All-Star break. 

With six days off either side of Friday night's Rising Stars Challenge, Porzingis decided to take a break to the Carribean to relax to with his family. 

However, it turned into a less than ideal holiday as the 22-year-old, who is averaging 13.9 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, was swarmed by fans who were also on vacation. 

Despite the lack of privacy, the sheer amount of fans approaching Porzingis taught the rook a valuable lesson; he is no longer a normal person.

Speaking to ESPN after returning to practice on Tuesday, Porzingis said: "I didn't have a lot of space. There were a lot of people from New York, and I was taking a lot of pictures. 

"Whenever I walked out, there was a lot of autograph [seekers], pictures, and I didn't really get a chance to relax like 100 percent. This just showed me that I'm not a normal person anymore."

The Knicks return to action in the early hours of Saturday as they travel to face city rivals the Brooklyn Nets.

They are 12th in the Eastern Conference and have an outside chance of reaching the playoffs. However, it would take an incredible run of form to catch the top eight. 

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