With the growing influence of Kristaps Porzingis on the New York Knicks, the inevitable question of who the best player on the team is has surfaced on multiple occasions already so far this season.
There is a huge obsession among the media for declaring each franchise as somebody's 'team', which usually indicates the best player.
Many believe it's time for Carmelo Anthony to give up that mantle and pass the torch onto the young Latvian, who is having an impressive second campaign and is 11 years younger.
The 21-year-old is averaging an impressive 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks a game.
But with two game-winning shots in the Knicks' last two wins, Melo is showing that he's still the leading figure in the Big Apple and isn't willing to give up that crown easily.
Porzingis, however, says it doesn't matter who is given that title as it's all about getting the wins on the court.
“I don’t really react to it,” he said. “That’s not something I’m worried about. I read social media and Twitter and all that. But a lot of that is just in and out. And I don’t really pay attention to it. It doesn’t really matter.
"All that really matters is [to] win games. And as long as we’re winning it’s not going to be a debate about whose team is it or whatever. So that’s the main focus.”
Even though KP is trying to brush it aside, this debate will rumble on throughout the year, particularly as the talented big man continues to improve and be a dominant figure on the court.
One thing that isn't up for debate, though, is that New York has a future superstar on its hands and it finally gives the Madison Square Garden faithful something to smile about.News Now - Sport News