He doesn’t bother with the first name but Kristaps Porzingis autographs are popular enough now that the New York Knicks rookie center has signed an exclusive partnership contract with Steiner Sports.
There was no word on what the rookie will be paid to pen his “Porzingis” signature. In addition to autographs, he’ll also make personal appearances through Steiner.
The 20-year-old Latvian was taken fourth overall by the Knicks in the 2015 draft and hasn’t disappointed, averaging over 13 points, nearly eight rebounds and two blocked shots in just over 27 minutes played per game.]
Porzingis rookie cards have been among the most popular of the 2015 draft class.
“It quickly became apparent that Kristaps is on to something special in New York,” said Steiner Sports CEO Brandon Steiner. “He is mature beyond his years and a true talent on the court. ”
Steiner has created a page for Porzingis autographs, which range from $130 for a signed photo to $300 for a basketball or jersey. At least one photo includes a piece of game-used net from Madison Square Garden There’s also an unsigned collage with a piece of net for $70.
Steiner has had a memorabilia partnership with Madison Square Garden since 2010.