The Knicks Draft Kristaps Porzingis, Fans In New York And On Twitter React (Poorly)
So, the Knicks were in a tough spot at four in tonight's NBA Draft. Once Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell and Jahlil went off the board, they could either draft someone with question marks (a point guard who played in China? a big man from Wisconsin who can't defend?) or trade back. They went full question mark:
The New York Knicks will select Kristaps Porzingis with the No. 4 pick in the NBA Draft, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 25, 2015
As is customary, Knicks fans in attendance at the draft (in Brooklyn this year) went ape-shit, and not in a good way:
And if you thought the fans at the draft were brutal, just see what they're doing on Twitter:
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) June 26, 2015
Knicks fans pic.twitter.com/Kj1KatN8uq
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) June 26, 2015
— #MillzMotivation (@CoreyMillerYFN) June 26, 2015
Knicks must've let Chad Ford make the pick.
— Foamie (@mrFOAMERSIMPSON) June 26, 2015
"Who you say the Knicks picked? Bus Stop Tingles?" pic.twitter.com/SWCI2Ryq5m
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 26, 2015
Teams drafting franchise players &the Knicks are ordering appetizers at an Italian restaurant. "Yes we'll start with the Kristaps Porzingis"
— Larry Beyince (@DragonflyJonez) June 26, 2015
How the mighty have fallen: Phil Jackson goes from Jordan, Pippen, Kobe and Shaq to Kristaps Porzingis.
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) June 26, 2015
But -- cheer up Knicks fans. He might actually be perfect for New York. He wants to get it in with Rihanna, double-date with Jay-Z and Beyonce, says "Friday" is his favorite movie, and... this:
"He has a great sense of American culture," a Kristaps Porzingis teammate told me. "He goes on WorldStarHipHop every day."
— Ben Cohen (@bzcohen) June 26, 2015
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