The New York Knicks have shown a lot of toughness and grit and Jeff Hornacek loves it.
There is not doubt that New York Knicks’ fans loved watching rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina shove Cleveland Cavaliers’ star LeBron James this past Monday at The Garden.
Knicks’ head coach Jeff Horancek admits he enjoyed watching Ntilikina stick up for himself and not back down to the best player in the NBA right now.
“I thought it was great,’’ Hornacek said, via the NY Post. “When we played back in the day, there was a lot of that. So you don’t see as much now in today’s game.
“But, you know, whether the comments from LeBron were aimed at Frank or the Knicks or Phil [Jackson] or whatever it was, I was happy that Frank gave him a little shove and then when LeBron stood in front of him and Enes jumped in there. That’s kind of the chemistry that gets developed when guys are playing for each other. You saw Enes jump right in the middle of this and said, ‘Nah you’re not gonna do this to my young guy.’ So that’s a great sign to see the togetherness of our guys.”
The Knicks have certainly come together as a team this year and it’s great to see given how dysfunctional this team has been for almost 20 years now.