After the Knicks traded Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis two weeks ago, the team apparently is trying to distance itself from him so much that it doesn't feel the need to host Latvian Heritage Night.
The Knicks will no longer be holding the event, according to The Athletic. The celebration was originally scheduled for Feb. 24 when the Knicks host the Spurs.
The event no longer appears on the team's list of "Theme Nights" on its website. The Knicks held a Latvian Heritage Night last season, for which Latvian president Raimonds Vējonis was in attendance.
A frayed relationship between Porzingis and Knicks brass culminated in what the team said was a trade request from Porzingis on Jan. 31, the day the team traded him, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Courtney Lee to Dallas in exchange for Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and two future first-round draft picks. The move gives the Knicks enough cap space to sign two max free-agents this summer.
Porzingis, who hasn't yet returned to game action since tearing his ACL last season, is a restricted free agent this summer.