Basketball: NBA star won't affect Tall Blacks

Kristaps Porzingis playing for the New York Knicks. Photo / Getty Images
Kristaps Porzingis playing for the New York Knicks. Photo / Getty Images

A potential high profile spectator is having little baring on the Tall Blacks build up to their Latvian tour.

New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzi??is is back in his native Latvia for the NBA off season though won't pull on his country's singlet.

Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare says even of Porzi??is makes an appearance as a fan, they're not worried about who does or doesn't turn up.

He says regardless of who they have around them, they're going to benefit from the experience as they prepare for the Olympic qualifiers.

The Tall Blacks will also play Iran and Lithuania on the tour.

- Radio Sport

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