The New York Knicks announced that star forward Kristaps Porzingis tore the ACL in his left knee Tuesday.
Porzingis suffered the injury after dunking over Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. He landed awkwardly and was helped to the locker room.
Shams Charania of The Vertical reported Porzingis will undergo season-ending surgery.
THE NBA IS CANCELLED. NOTHING MATTERS ANYMORE. KRISTAPS PORZINGIS, THE PRINCE THAT WAS PROMISED IS HURT. LIFE IS MEANINGLESS. HAPPY FUCKING VALENTINES DAY. LOVE IS A LIE. DEATH IS EASY. LIFE IS HARD. #RIP pic.twitter.com/oqpVWlO6BA
— Lester, The Writer (@TheLesterLee) February 7, 2018
Kristaps Porzingis was averaging 22.9 points a night with 6.7 rebounds and a league-leading 2.4 blocks. He had just been selected to his first ever All-Star game. Everything was coming up Porzingis. My man was even living in Jen Selter’s DMs. It was his world and we were all lucky enough to live in it.
And now that world has collapsed. It’s Armageddon today. The sky has fallen. Earthquakes and tornadoes everywhere. Today is the Day After Tomorrow. Doomsday.
Cancel the NBA.
The New York Knicks were already unwatchable but now that Porzingis has torn his ACL, this might be the end of everything. Coming back from an ACL is rigorous and many players lose their original athleticism. Porzingis is a player who completely relies on his athleticism and his ability to leap out of the gym. He may never be the same. I’M NOT CRYING.
Blow. Up. The. Knicks.
Trade everyone. Why keep Courtney Lee and Kyle O’Quinn? You are going to lose every game this year without Porzingis. The only silver lining here is that Frank Nitilikina gets to play now. The bad news is that he is playing on an awful team and will learn awful tendencies that will destroy his career moving forward.
Kristaps Porzingis is undergoing an MRI on his left knee after leaving tonight’s game against the Bucks, a league source tells @wojespn. Porzingis has already missed 33 games in his NBA career, and the Knicks are 1-6 in games without him this season.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 7, 2018