Knicks fan votes for Kristaps Porzingis for mayor of NYC

Kristaps Porzingis has captivated New York City and now it looks like one Knicks fan wants him to govern it.

While incumbent Bill de Blasio already faced competition from Republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis, Reform Party candidate Sal Albanese and Independent candidate Bo Dietl in NYC’s mayoral race Tuesday, one NYC resident decided to go outside the box and write-in Kristaps Porzingis for mayor instead.

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Jun 25, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Kristaps Porzingis (SPN) reacts after being selected as the number four overall pick to the Miami Heat in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2015; Greenburgh, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during media day at NY Knicks practice facility. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 29, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots over Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 2, 2015; New York, NY, USA;New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers forward Nerlens Noel (4) in the 2nd half at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks won 99-87. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 4, 2016; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) gets a rebound during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
March 11, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson (33) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 26, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James (23) controls the ball against New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 25, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks center Kristaps Porzingis (6) takes a shot over Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) Boston Celtics during the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 20, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) reacts after hitting a three-point shot during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; New York Knick forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) celebrates winning the skills challenge during NBA All-Star Saturday Night at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 23, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during the first half of the game at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and forward Carmelo Anthony (7) look on the bench during game against Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 3, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) locks arms with teammates during the national anthem before a game against the Brooklyn Nets at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks participates during the Open Practice for the New York Knicks on October 1, 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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“Meanwhile in NYC mayoral race, friend sent me a pic of their protest ballot,” NBC News political reporter Benjy Sarlin posted to Twitter Tuesday night, including a photo of what appears to be a NYC mayoral ballot with Kristaps Porzingis' name listed as a write-in candidate.

Unfortunately, it’s unlikely Porzingis gathered the required signatures to become a viable candidate.

While the 22-year-old Latvian may not be mayor any time soon, he continues to dominate on the court. Porzingis entered Tuesday night’s game against the Bobcats averaging 30.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks.

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