In 2009, @nytmag's cover was a kid holding 2 basketballs. It declared "He's 13." That kid was Allonzo Trier, a basketball prodigy who had already crisscrossed the U.S., courted by @aausports teams, all-star tournaments, shoe companies and coaches. Everyone knew his name. So then why didn’t anyone call it at the 2018 @nba draft? “It was painful to go through that,” Marcie Trier, his mother, said, “but sometimes pain can turn into something beautiful.” Instead of being drafted, Allonzo agreed to a contract with that would split his time between the @nyknicks and the team’s development league affiliate in Westchester, New York. But after his debut, Allonzo’s dunks, slicing passes and chase-down blocks have quickly made him a fan favorite. Per Allonzo's contract, the Knicks could negotiate his deal before early December and sign him for good. After his recent performance, it’s safe to assume he won’t be playing any of his games in Westchester. @eriktanner took this photo of @iso_zo. Swipe left to see the 2009 @nytmag cover, shot by Lauren Greenfield with @instituteartist, and visit the link in our profile to read more.