The New York Knickerbockers drives their fans crazy. From the Isiah Thomas Era to the failed Amar'e/Melo pairing to the short-lived Derek Fisher Regime, they've been through a hell of a lot the last decade. These day have been looking brighter than most, though. After being booed as per Knick Draft Day tradition, Kristaps Porzingis—or "Porzingod" as most Knick fans like to call him—the versatile 7-footer has been surprisingly good. Filmmakers Conor and Tyler Byrne feel the same way.
Debuting April 21 at New York's Tribeca Film Festival, the brothers directed and produced a four-minute short film about the Latvian big man entitled Porzingod. Starring Adam Mucci and John Leguizamo, the short features both dire Knick fans kneeling in a church before a shrine dedicated to their lord and savior Kristaps. They speak of suffering, false prophets, and ball hogs before saying a prayer.
“It’s really for all those long-suffering Knicks fans and an homage to the team’s history,’’ Tyler told the New York Post. “We’ve taken it to the most ridiculous extreme.”
If you're a fan of the orange and blue, try not cry when you see images of Stephon Marbury, Zeke, Reggie Miller choking himself, a plush Andrea Bargnani doll, and Jeremy Lin bobble head to the tune of a church organ.
Check out Indiewire's exclusive clip above and catch Porzingod at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 at the Regency Cinema Battery Park.