We’re at the point in the NBA offseason where fans look for anything and everything to get excited about for the upcoming season. It’s going to be a long two months.
But I’m going to excuse the excitement over the latest workout photo from Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis because the dude looks more like Ivan Drago now than the scrawny 7-footer from Latvia drafted by the New York Knicks.
Seriously, this doesn’t look like the same guy.
“I must break you.”
Kristaps Porzingis is in the gym looking a lot like Ivan Drago
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— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) August 14, 2019
Porzingis missed all of last season as he nursed an ACL injury, which obviously gave him plenty of time to focus on upper-body workouts. And the results are showing in a major way.
For reference, he used to look like this:
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That’s a significant transformation.
The NBA really might not be ready for the Luka Doncic-Kristaps Porzingis duo, especially now that they’ve discovered weight rooms.
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