A Porzingis Christmas

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Merry Christmas from the Porzingis family!

Mama Porzingis and Papa Porzingis flew to New York from Latvia a few days ago. They always try to make sure our family is together on Christmas.

Some things don’t really change no matter how old you are. My parents cook special dinners for me and my brothers. We watch basketball and hang out together. My mom still thinks my room isn’t clean enough. Since I’m the youngest one, my dad and two older brothers try to wrestle me, like they always have. It’s not as easy for them anymore.

For us, Christmas traditions are simple. The most important thing is that we’re all in the same place spending time together.

From the Porzingis family, we hope you are enjoying your holidays.