New York Knicks News Mix, 11/8/17: Kristaps Porzingis For Mayor?
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 07: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks in the first half against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Madison Square Garden on November 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

The popularity of New York Knicks‘ Kristaps Porzingis has already grown to the point that he’s receiving write-in votes for mayor.

Bill de Blasio was elected to a second term as mayor of New York City on Tuesday, but at least one person had New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis in mind. That’s right; the unicorn received a write-in vote in the midst of his dominant play.

The 22-year-old joked about the latest addition to his legacy to Ian Begley of ESPN New York.

“That’s pretty funny. I think I’m definitely ready for the job,” Porzingis told ESPN with a laugh. “People have a lot of imagination.”

Porzingis is out in Wednesday night’s game on the road against the Orlando Magic. The supporting cast needs to step up and figure out a way to get buckets without their unicorn on the court.

Elite Sports NY’s Justin Birnbaum asks if the Knicks should be ready to abandon the planned “tank.”

Elite Sports NY’s Robbie Stratakos talks about how the Knicks finally have a youth movement propelling their success. It’s about time.

Elite Sports NY’s Robby Sabo compares KP’s 2017-18 Knicks to Patrick Ewing’s 2017-18 squad.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.