Knicks' rookie Mitchell Robinson had gone the first 20 years of his life before seeing snow -- until this week.
The 7-foot-1 center posted on Instagram a picture of himself enjoying the winter weather for the first time in his life on Monday night as the Knicks continue their West Coast trip in Denver.
"Don't mind me but we don't get this in Louisiana," Robinson wrote in the caption.
The 20-year-old shot-blocker has been out with a sprained left ankle since Dec. 14 but participated in Tuesday's morning shootaround at the Pepsi Center as he inches closer to a return.
Head coach David Fizdale said Robinson had a couple of dunks and is "getting close," according to Marc Berman of The Post, but will remain out against the Nuggets.
He could return before the end of the West Coast trip and is hopeful it can happen as soon as Friday against the Lakers.
"I might, I'm not sure yet," Robinson said. "I'm hoping I am, but I'm waiting on waht the trainers say really. I didn't think it would be this long, but it was a high ankle sprain and you take that more seriously. I'm hoping by the end of this trip I can play again. But it's a work in progress."
Yet as Robinson continues to work his way back, it was still the snow he saw in Utah and Denver that had him giddy.
"It was my first time seeing it," he said at the shootaround. "You don't get that in the South. We don't get that down there. Seeing it was kind of amazing."