Reggie Miller talked with CBS Sports recently, about Kobe Bryant being cheered in Madison Square Garden during his 61 point performance, and the former “Knick Killer” was less than impressed with Knick fans.
So, yes, Miller was watching Kobe Bryant’s 61-point game against the Knicks Monday night. And yes, he was impressed. But he was also appalled that Knicks fans who used to torment him were chanting “MVP!” for Kobe. So appalled that he was texting his old nemesis throughout the game.
“I was texting Spike as the game was going on, saying how disappointed I was in the fans chanting “MVP!” for Kobe,” Miller said Tuesday, speaking on a TNT pre-All-Star conference call. “I was like, ‘How the mighty have fallen.'” Because I remember in times past, I never got cheered. I’m sure Jordan never got cheered. And now they are chanting “MVP!” for Kobe? And all (Lee) kept doing was texting back and going, ‘Look, times have changed. The climate has changed.’
“I wish I would’ve gotten the red carpet treatment when I went to the Garden,” Miller said. “That would’ve been nice.”
There is no doubt that I feel bad for Knicks fans, but cheering for the enemy like that at home, is something that has always bothered me. Given that I’m a fan of all things DC Sports, I know this problem well. The only problem is that the cure for said problem is winning and just like most DC Sports teams not named the Capitals, that’s not going to change any time soon. Unfortunately the same is true for one of the NBA’s most storied franchises in the Knicks.
(P.S.- Yes, I know the phrase “jump the shark” has “jumped the shark”. You will not be the first clever commenter to ever leave that on the site, so please give it a rest.)