NBA Al-Star 2017: Porzingis tops Taco Bell Skills Challenge
By Absalon Inocian, Jr.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017
NEW ORLEANS -- In a competition that tests passing, dribbling, agility and 3-point accuracy, you'd think that the tallest guy in the field would have the slimmest chance to win.
Well, think again.
Krtistaps Porzingis, the New York Knicks' 7-foot-3 forward won this year's Taco Bell Skills Challenge at the Smoothie King Center by besting a decorated crop of competitors that included John Wall (Washington Wizards), DEvin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans) DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings), Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets), Isaiah Thomas (Boston Celtics) and Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz), who lost in the finals.
In winning the title, Porzingis didn't even need a lot of practice in the course.
"I did a little walk through, not running, a little walk through the obstacles and just worked a little bit on the passing and shooting."
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Absalon Inocian, Jr..
Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:
|SEA Games is not worth saving|
By Recah Trinidad, Fri, 28 Jul 2017Floyd Mayweather to Adrien Broner: I'm Coming to Your Fight!
By , Fri, 28 Jul 2017Pinoy Pride 42 holds first Public Workout in Lapu-lapu Saturday
By , Fri, 28 Jul 2017Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia Final Press Conference Quotes
By , Fri, 28 Jul 2017RAY BELTRAN TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
By , Fri, 28 Jul 2017LINARES TO DEFEND TITLES AGAINST CAMPBELL IN L.A. SEP 23
By , Fri, 28 Jul 2017Derrick Webster to take on Lamar Harris on Saturday, August 5th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City
By , Fri, 28 Jul 2017DETROIT'S DOMONIQUE DOLTON RETURNING TO ACTION NEXT FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 AT MGM GRAND DETROIT
By , Fri, 28 Jul 2017Big 11 bout card on tap for Saturday, August 19th at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City
By , Fri, 28 Jul 2017ZOU AND KIMURA MAKE WEIGHT
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Thu, 27 Jul 2017Jon Jones' Brother: 'We Jumped a Lot Of People Growing Up'
By , Thu, 27 Jul 2017HALL OF FAME TRAINER FREDDIE ROACH SHARES TRAINING CAMP DETAILS AS MIGUEL COTTO PREPARES FOR YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI
By , Thu, 27 Jul 2017Bobby Gunn Extends KO Streak And Captures Heavyweight Title
By , Thu, 27 Jul 2017Undefeated Bantamweight Christian Carto to appear in new main event on Friday, August 11th at The SugarHouse Casino
By , Thu, 27 Jul 2017ZOU AND KIMURA FACE TO FACE
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Wed, 26 Jul 2017CLARESSA SHIELDS METEORIC RISE TO STARDOM IN PROFESSIONAL BOXING ANOTHER CHAPTER IN HER HISTORIC JOURNEY
By , Wed, 26 Jul 2017Nate Diaz Courted By Mayweather's TMT for McGregor Fight Walkout
By , Wed, 26 Jul 2017COLUMN: WITHDRAWAL OF SEA GAMES HOSTING AND LESSONS OF 1991
By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 26 Jul 2017VASYL LOMACHENKO TRAINING CAMP QUOTES
By , Wed, 26 Jul 2017The Past Week in Action 25 July 2017
By Eric Armit, Wed, 26 Jul 2017RingTV.com, powered by Flipps Media, to stream superfight between Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin
By , Wed, 26 Jul 2017SHOWTIME SPORTSŪ TO DELIVER THREE SEPARATE LIVE BOXING PRESENTATIONS ON SATURDAY, JULY 29
By , Wed, 26 Jul 2017Carmona Vs. Martinez Headline Boxeo TELEMUNDO Season Finale This Friday from Kissimmee, Florida
By , Wed, 26 Jul 2017NEW STARS, STUNNING KO'S AND A TITLE CHALLENGE
By , Tue, 25 Jul 2017