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A Latvian pro basketball player in the National Basketball Association, Kristaps Porzingis’s parents, are Talis Porzinge and Ingrida Porzinge. 

Kristaps Porzingis is a Latvian professional basketball player who now plays for the NBA’s Washington Wizards. He is one of the NBA’s tallest active players, reaching 7 feet 3 inches tall and playing both power forward and center.

Kristaps began his professional career in 2012 with Sevilla in the EuroLeague. He climbed fast through the team’s younger ranks, becoming the senior team’s face in 2013. In 2015, he won the EuroCup Basketball Rising Star title, becoming the youngest recipient of the honor at 18. 

Porzingis shone as the team’s star in New York, but he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 2019 because of issues with the front administration. He remained a star player in Dallas, but his time there was marred by injuries, and he was switched to the Washington Wizards in 2022.

Kristaps Porzingis Parents Talis And Ingrida Porzinge; And Their Age Gap

Kristaps was born to parents Talis Porzingis and Ingrida Porzinge. His Mother, Ingrida Porzinge, and Father, Talis Porzingis, were basketball players, and they only introduced him to this game.

The private information about their marriage and age is behind the curtains and yet to be disclosed. So, the Age Gap between them is unknown.

Kristaps Porzingis with his family (Source: sportazinas)
Kristaps Porzingis with his family (Source: sportazinas)

Moreover, talking about His Father, Talis Porzingis’s profession was a semi-pro basketball player. He had competed in EuroCup competitions in the European 2nd tier. Besides this, he has also played in multiple national leagues, from European professional basketball clubs to Italian companies. After retirement from Basketball, He worked as a bus driver.

Similarly, talking about his mother, Ingrida Porzinge also belongs to the basketball field. Ingrida was a team member of the Latvian women’s youth basketball team in the early days.

Kristaps Porzingis Family Ethnicity

Kristaps Porzingis was born in the Latvian city of Liepaja on August 2, 1995. He was born with his two brothers. His younger brother’s name is Martins Porzingis, and his older brother’s name is Janis Porzingis. Moreover, he also had a younger brother named Tom, who died when he was 14 months. 

His brothers Janis and Martins were also qualified basketball players. His older brother Janis was a professional basketball player in Europe. When Kristaps was 12 years old, Janis took him to off-season training sessions. He was a representative of the youth system of Liepaja’s most famous club, BK Liepajas Lauvas. 

 Kristaps Porzingis during his game
Kristaps Porzingis during his game (Source: Elite Sports)

Likewise, talking about his Family’s Ethnicity, he belongs to Caucasians and holds Latvian Nationality. His Family Follows Christianity.

Quick Facts about Kristaps Porzingis

Name Kristaps Porzingis
Age 26 Years
Birth Date 1995-08-02
Place Of Birth Liepaja, Latvia
Father Talis Porzingis
Mother Ingrida Porzingis
Profession Basketball Player
Ethnicity Caucasian ethnic
Siblings  Martins Porzingis and Janis Porzingis
Religion Christianity
Nationality Latvian
Profession  Basketball Player
Current Team New York Knicks
Marital Status Unmarried

 

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Kristaps Porzingis Net Worth

As of 2022, Kristaps Porzingis’s net worth is approximately $30 million.

His Primary source of income is Basketball. He earns lots of fortune from multiple tournaments and championships. Kristaps is under contract with the Wizards for $31,650,600 this season and will make $33,833,400 in the next. 

Besides his basketball career, he earns a lot from prize money and endorsement. He had done brand endorsements of famous brands like Nike and Adidas. In his debut season, he had an endorsement deal with Nike. He sealed a shoe deal with Adidas for the next season, announced as the most profitable deal for a European player.

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Moreover, talking about his career, he was regarded as the most promising player after National Basketball Association (NBA) draft in 2014. Similarly, in the 2015 NBA draft, his fame rose after he became one of the top 5 possible choices. He was the highest drafted Latvian and Baltic player in NBA history.

 

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