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New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis wins the NBA Skills Competition (Highlights)

New York Knicks young phenom Kristaps Porzingis went to New Orleans and conquered the NBA Skills Competition as the champion.

Kristaps Porzingis achieved the greatest feat in the Knicks’ last decade of existence on Saturday night.

Porzingis won the 2017 Skills Competition on Saturday night, going through DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Jokic and Gordon Hayward in the process.

Porzingis took down DeMarcus Cousins in the first round of the skills competition. After getting through the initial stages easily, the two big men struggled to nail the three-pointer, the last stage of the event. Porzingis eventually was able to hit the three and advance.

In the second round, Porzingis enacted his revenge on Nikola Jokic. Jokic had previously dropped 40 points on Porzingis a little over a week ago in Madison Square Garden.

Jokic may have won the battle, but Kristaps has now officially won the war.

In the finals, Gordon Hayward proved no match for Porzingis, who put Hayward away on his first shot.

Porzingis is now clearly the most skilled player in the NBA.

Charles is a sophomore at Pennsylvania State University from Long Island, New York, majoring in broadcast journalism. As a member of Penn State's CommRadio, the official radio station of the College of Communications, Charles has written various articles covering Penn State football and basketball. In addition to writing, Charles also co-hosts Empire State College, the only New York sports talkshow on campus.