Madison Square Garden Falls Silent. Players Lose Their S*it. U.S. Murph Gets Philosophical.
“If a sporting event happens without razzmatazz, DID IT HAPPEN?” – U.S. Murph, 2017.
Yep, things got deep on today’s podcast, real deep. U.S. Murph posed his philosophical thought in response to the New York Knicks taking a drastic step for their game against the Golden State Warriors at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night.
Don’t think this sounds like a big deal? Surely supporters turn up to cheer on their team, not for an audiovisual sensory overload? Well here’s how things are usually done in the NBA:
Yeah, you saw that right. That WAS a Chihuahua balancing on a basketball fourteen seconds in.
So how did the Chihuahua-free entertainment go down on Sunday night? The fans seemed to take it in good spirit, even if the atmosphere seemed a little… low key.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 5, 2017
The players, on the other hand, were a little put out by the new arrangement, with the Warriors’ complainer-in-chief Draymond Green emerging as the most vocal critic.
Draymond Green not a fan of the no music first half in MSG, called it “pathetic.” “They need to trash that because that’s what that was.” pic.twitter.com/1g7qqKv2M2
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 6, 2017
Draymond Green – Likes: Music, Chihuahuas. Dislikes: Silence.
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— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) March 8, 2017