Kristaps Porzingis, who is also known as “KP6” and “The Unicorn” has been a changed player this season so far. As his game has statistically improved and he finally has stepped up as a better supporting cast for Luka Doncic. The Duo of Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic is the best offensive duo of the league on paper and there’s no doubt about it. But in reality, Kristaps got his game ruined due to injuries but now seems like he is healthy and looks to hop back in with full potential.
Recently the Golden State Warriors hosted the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center and the game resulted in an embarrassing 38 points blowout loss for the Mavericks as Warriors took over the game from the start. Currently, the Golden State Warriors are ranked as the second seed in the western conference with the record of 35 wins and 13 losses at .729. On the other hand, the Dallas Mavericks are currently ranked as the 5th seed in the western conference with a record of 27 wins and 21 losses at .563.
Luka Doncic in the game had 25 points most by any player on both the ends and he also grabbed 8 rebounds and 3 assists. While Kristaps Porzingis had only 9 points, 1 assist, and 7 rebounds since he left the court early. This time it wasn’t an injury or some but an automatic ejection with technical fouls being called as he showcased his soccer skills in the fourth quarter.
Kristaps Porzingis with 8 minutes and 21 seconds remaining for the fourth quarter and the game to end was sent back to the locker room. As his team was down by 24 points, had him frustrated and as a reaction to it, he kicked the basketball into the stands which auto-ejected him from the game.
Twitter reacts to Kristaps Porzingis ejection
Frustrated Kristaps Porzingis kicked the ball in the heat of the moment and as he wasn’t really able to answer the offensive rally of Golden State Warriors back and knew every point counts. He secured the pass well on the play initiated by the team but on his way up, misplaced the ball which sent it out of the bounds, and kicked it towards the fans into the stands.
On his way back to the locker room the European big man was apologetic as he gestured his feelings and apologized multiple times to the fans and the row the ball went in. But fans are critical of him as none expected a soccer kick towards them while they pay to watch a Basketball game and luckily the ball didn’t hit anyone. If it went straight to a fan the outcome would have been worst for both ends. His ejection didn’t really affect the game much as they are on the losing side was very clear and well predicted as the starters were called out and bench players were sent in soon after.
Twitter has fans go mad, crazy and critical as they post mixed reactions to this act by Kristaps Porzingis. There are thousands of worth watching and reading reactions to it by fans on Twitter. Find some of many such reactions on Twitter below: