New York Knicks fans are considered some of the most experienced in the NBA. It would be highly unlikely to expect them to have a short memory.
The Knicks’ match against the Spurs on Monday night was their first match at home after hosting the Celtics last Thursday, a match that New York won thanks to a winning trip at Buzzer RJ Barrett.
However, an interesting plot that emerged from the game was outlined by Julius Randle and his gesture “thumbs down” to the loyal team after a bucket late in the game.
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While he was still hot after the match and somehow defended his actions, he later apologized and even received a $ 25,000 fine from the league.
Knicks fans kept that in mind and answered Monday night.
He knocks Boo Randle fans off the floor
Although New York recorded a 111: 96 victory, it was an unforgettable 34-minute trip for Randle. He finished with only two points, went 1 out of 7 from the field and at the same time recorded 12 rebounds and three assists.
He eventually withdrew from the game and there was 3:49 left until the end of the game, when the Knicks led by 24. When he headed for the bench, the audience’s reaction was not exactly warm.
The Knicks are winning, but Julie Randle’s situation is getting worse. His night ended with a frustrating foul and a direct run to the bench, when the crowd whistled and then chanted for his substitute, Obi Toppin.
Randle scored just two points. It was his lowest performance as a Knick.
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“First of all, it’s devastating when it first happens,” Clyde Frazier said of his announcement on MSG.
“So Randle, I thought I did the right thing.” He apologized to the fans. And it’s a revelation when you play in the most famous arena in the world. If you don’t get out, you’ll hear about it. He received all the praise last season and was also richly rewarded. He just has to go to the court and play his game. “
After the match, head coach Knicks was diplomatic in his answer.
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“It’s a long season.” We love our fans. Our fans are fantastic, “said Tom Thibodeau. “It’s an acknowledgment for them. But with that comes praise, there will be criticism, and don’t let anything get in the way.”
The blast from Knicks fans comes after Randle’s matches this season, especially in the offensive. With each match, his performance last season looks more like a remote value than an upward trend.
After an average of 24.1 points at split intervals of 45.6 percent from the field and 41.1 percent from behind the arc, this season produces only 19.5 points at split times of 41.9 percent from the field and 31.6 percent from the three-point terrain.
There’s definitely more to this evolving story between Randl and the fans, so stay tuned as the Knicks play five of their next six games at home in Madison Square Garden.