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Porzingis All-Star Push?

Image courtesy of Keith Allison/Flickr.

Image courtesy of Keith Allison/Flickr.

Kristaps Porzingis will be in Toronto on All-Star weekend in February regardless, participating in a new version of the Rookie-Sophomore Game.

Whether the Knicks’ 7-foot-3 phenom gets to play in the main event will depend on how “Kristaps Krazy’’ fans act in Europe, specifically Latvia and Spain, when NBA All-Star online voting commences Thursday afternoon.

If Latvian fans follow the same script as last winter, Porzingis could have a fighting chance to be one of the top vote-getters among forwards. Because of a frenzy of ballot-stuffing in the small, hockey-mad Baltic country, Buffalo Sabres right wing Zemgus Girgensons of Latvia received the most votes of any player despite being en route to finishing fourth on his own team in scoring. New York Post

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