ニックスは遅れた 25 ある時点でポイントし、マディソンスクエアガーデンで群衆からブーイング鳥を聞いていました. ランドル, で終わった人 22 フィールドからの8-of-20のポイント, wasn’t having any of it and put a thumbs-down to the crowd.
He was asked about what the gesture meant.
“Shut the f— アップ,” 彼は答えた, 経由して SNY.
It was quite the response for a player who became a fan favorite last season when he averaged 24.1 ポイントと 10.2 rebounds per game. He’s only averaging 19.6 そして 10.1 rebounds per game this season as the team sits in 10th place in the Eastern Conference standings with a 19-20 記録.
Evan Fournier, who had a career-high 41 points in the comeback win, defended Randle.
“ジュール, getting to know him, he’s an emotional guy. Because he puts so much into what he does. He probably wasn’t happy about that. 正直なところ, no big deal in my opinion. The dude played hard as hell, he fought extremely hard and he played well. So when you give everything you have for something and you put so much into something and it doesn’t work out or you’re being called out, sometimes it’s frustrating,” Fournier said.
“But it’s the business that we’re in. And Julius is the image of the franchise. He’s the star player. もちろん, he’s going to get more criticism. But that comes with it. And I think he understands it. If I remember well, his first year here he was getting booed consistently and then he bounced back and had an incredible season last year, so that shows a lot of mental toughness. So I’m not worried about Julius at all.”
Knicks fans, who always have high expectations for their team at the beginning of the season, were through the roof when the team made the playoffs last season for the first time since 2013. But through the first 39 games of the season, the team is clearly struggling to stay consistent.
ランドル, who was the Most Improved Player last season, an All-Star and dubbed the face of the franchise, is sure to hear the boos when he’s playing poorly and the cheers when he lifts the season all season long. Telling the fans to “f-off” when the team is struggling probably isn’t the best thing to do at this juncture.