Frank Ntilikina Forged Own Path From Soccer-Crazed France to New York Knicks

LOS ANGELES — Frank Ntilikina was 18 when he crossed the Atlantic for the 2017 NBA draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. But when it comes to playing in the Big Apple, the young Frenchman—whom the New York Knicks would take with the No. 8 pick—was no novice. When he was just 15 years old, Frank was invited to play in the 2014 Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn. From a luxury car ride from the airport into the city to Manhattan’s glittering skyscrapers, Frank remembers the “little stars” in his eyes from his first New York City experience. And though his peers in that game—D’Angelo Russell, Devin Booker, Karl-Anthony… Read More