Knicks star F Kristaps Porzingis believes New York gives him the best opportunity to win, per The Post's Marc Berman.
The quote came from a question posed by a camper rather than a reporter. Porzingis attended a Latvian basketball camp of about 250 kids, and he told the group why he doesn't want to leave the Knicks.
"I feel that it is the best place to win. And if you win in New York, you are king," Porzingis said in his native language. "For the last two years, I have had so many positive emotions here that this is where I want to stay and that this is where I want to win."
Porzingis also feels the Knicks is where Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving should land after it was reported he requested a trade from his current team. The 21-year-old "liked" a tweet showing Irving in a Knicks uniform.
New president Steve Mills said that Porzingis' relationship with the Knicks is improving as he has "a hectic texting relationship."
He is focused on his national team right now as he declined to talk about the Knicks' recent deals during a press conference Monday.
"I'm just afraid that anything could distract me from my goal, which is the national team right now," Porzingis said.
Porzingis will play for the Latvian national team for the European Championships starting August 31.