Thanks to Kevin Seraphin's Snapchat, we have a peek into just how passionate Porzingis is about playing the video game FIFA.
In a video posted by Seraphin, Porzingis discusses losing to Sasha Vujacic in FIFA – and then graphically describes how he'll handle Vujacic the next time they play.
"I'm the champ; every champ once in a while falls down," Porzingis says. "I can't wait to get another chance, I'm going to eat him alive. ...I'm going to come back and murder him, eat him like a gazelle and you're going to watch him bleed."
Porzingis has to channel his competitive fire to video games now because he's been unable to take the court lately.
The 20-year-old is sidelined with a right shoulder strain and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Indiana (7:30 p.m. ET). The Knicks are going to be cautious with Porzingis; there's a chance he misses the final five games of the season.
Whether or not the rookie returns to the court this season, his drive has left a strong impression on the organization in Year 1.
"He's such a fierce competitor that he's going to take on challenges, it doesn't matter what the situation is," interim coach Kurt Rambis said Friday. "He has this incredible desire to be a complete all-around ball player and be one of the great players that have ever played this game. He's really driven, he really is."