Players on the Knicks and throughout the NBA couldn't bear to see Kristaps Porzingis get carried off the court, and they wished him a speedy return after it was found out he had a torn ACL in his left knee.
Fellow Knicks like Willy Hernangomez, Frank Ntilikina, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Enes Kanter took to Twitter to express their support for their star player.
This is so hard....you are my best friend. We have been together almost every day for five years. But, I know you will be back stronger and better than ever!!! I love you bro! pic.twitter.com/MEFurC1Asu- Willy Hernangómez (@willyhg94) February 7, 2018
Praying for my brother @kporzee 🙏 I wish you a quick and good recovery- Frank Ntilikina (@FrankLikina) February 7, 2018
Damn!!! Get Well soon @kporzee . Praying on a speedy recovery- Tim Hardaway Jr (@T_HardJR) February 7, 2018
Praying for an amazing recovery to my bro @kporzee we all behind you 🦄 🦄🦄🙏🙏- Damyean Dotson🕴 (@staytuned21) February 7, 2018
Players around the NBA gave their support as well, including the Bulls' Zach Lavine who just returned to the court from a torn ACL himself.
Go attack the injury @kporzee. Going to be some ups and downs, but it will make you better on and off the court💯- Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) February 7, 2018
Sending prayers to a good friend and even greater competitor. Hoping for a speedy recovery KP! @kporzee- Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) February 7, 2018
This is getting crazy! Prayers all the way up for my guy @kporzee. I know he's going to come back better than ever.- Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) February 7, 2018
Smdh at another injury 2 one of our games best players AGAIN-My Prayers are up for @kporzee- DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 7, 2018
Damn, hate to see that happen to @kporzee! He's having an amazing year! Come back stronger and better brother! 🤙- DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) February 7, 2018
Damn man... @kporzee come back stronger bro.- Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) February 7, 2018
Damn man praying for @kporzee that's terrible news 🙏- Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) February 7, 2018
The love for Porzingis even reached outside of basketball, as Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr., who is nursing an injury himself, told him to keep his head up because New York sports will come back strong.
@kporzee prayin for u fam. NY comin back strong next year!- Odell Beckham Jr (@OBJ_3) February 7, 2018
Porzingis is out for the remainder of the season.