The New York Knicks fanbase have a long history of getting heated and complaining about various different things. It is not just particular the Knicks fanbase, but New Yorkers in general are very passionate and supportive of their teams. They take a lot of pride in their teams but at times they fail to express it appropriately.
The NBA for one has seen several instances as such. Fans have heckled players during games which would usually have them escorted by security for doing so. Recently, the Boston Celtics exchanged several moments with Draymond Green in the finals. And New York, they are more or the pioneers of heckling and fans trash talking.
New York Knicks fans insult Trae Young and NFL legend during 2021 season opener
New York Knicks fans took their roasts to the next level during the 2021-22 Season opener at the Madison Sqaure Garden. Obviously, the trash talk had begun with it mostly involving Trae Young. The former All-Star and his team defeated the Knicks in the playoffs just a season ago.
They also attacked NFL legend Tom Brady. Many of you may wonder why but the reason is simple. In 2001, the New England Patriots battled the New York Jets. NY obviously were have a great game and ended up winning. But that day marked the end of the Jets’ dominance as Brady debuted as an NFL quarterback and the Patriots took over the league.
New York Knicks fans trash their own player
Julius Randle has been a major part of the New York Knicks organisation since 2019. He happened to earn his first All-Star selection with the franchise as well. But last season the Knicks fanbase did not have a pleasing outlook of the player. While playing against the Boston Celtics, Randle was not having a great night let along a good season.
Long before the game had ended, fans began to talk against him in the stands. Towards the latter half of the game, Randle helped the team recover from a 25-point deficit and signaled a thumbs down towards the crowd. After the game, he revealed that he gestured to the fans to, “Shut the f*ck up.” His reactions was based on his own fans turning against him mid-game.