Julius Randle gave New York Knicks fans the thumbs down of Javier Baez during Thursday’s game against the Boston Celtics.
The New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, thanks to a triple on the doorbell from RJ Barrett. But things were not looking good for the Knicks, as they had to overcome a comeback of 25 points. As things improved, star Julius Randle was seen giving a thumbs-down gesture to the crowd at Madison Square Garden.
After the game, Randle was asked what he meant by giving the nod to the crowd. Randle responded by saying four words.
Julius Randle pulls out a Javy Baez, gives Knicks fans thumbs down
The Knicks were booed early in the game, and this was Randle’s response when they made their comeback win. Of course, this isn’t the first time a player from a New York professional sports team in blue and orange uniforms has given the go-ahead to fans.
Javy Baez, acquiring the Mets trade deadline last season, revealed that the team’s thumb-down celebration during the second half of the season was a way of responding to Mets fans who were booing them. . Baez was not the only player to “boo the fans,” as star shortstop Francisco Lindor also took part in the celebration. Both Báez and Lindor apologized for the gesture.
You can read the full story of the Mets’ thumbs down saga at this link.
In 38 minutes, Randle scored 22 points (8 of 20 shooting from the field, 4 of 6 from the free throw line), grabbed eight rebounds, dished out two assists and recorded two steals in the 108-105 victory.
We are confident this will be a topic of discussion on New York sports radio on Friday.