Slate’s Hang Up and Listen bonus segment: Kristaps Porzingis rises in the NBA ranks.

“Is He Actually 7-Foot-3?” The Hang Up and Listen Hosts Size Up Kristaps Porzingis. 

“Is He Actually 7-Foot-3?” The Hang Up and Listen Hosts Size Up Kristaps Porzingis. 

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Nov. 24 2015 3:14 PM
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The “Classic, Irrational New York Exuberance” Bonus Segment

The Hang Up and Listen crew discusses the hype over Kristaps Porzingis and his extraordinary height.

Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks.
Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks celebrates after drawing the foul in the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Madison Square Garden, Nov. 17, 2015.

Photo illustration by Juliana Jiménez. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images.

This week on the Hang Up and Listen Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts Mike Pesca, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss the 7-foot-3 Knicks player Kristaps Porzingis. The fourth overall pick for the NBA draft, Porzingis’ performance has placed him in the national limelight. But how does his height influence his gameplay? Is there an “exaggeration factor” among the fans of the 20-year-old Latvian star? Is his success on the court tied to his agility, his height, or both?