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Shortly After Man City’s Comfortable Comeback, 28YO Knicks Star Claims to “Hate” Former Lakers Star for a Peculiar Reason

Published 09/16/2023, 3:13 PM EDT

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Manchester City demonstrated their tenacity in a thrilling match against West Ham United at the London Stadium. Even though they were a goal down, they made a comeback to win 3-1. This thrilling victory pushed the City back to the top of the Premier League standings, reinforcing their title hopes. However, Fandom usually knows no boundaries in the world of professional sports.

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After the Man City win, the New York Knicks guard took to social media to show his displeasure. He tweeted out a cryptic message to the former Laker star to vent out his emotions.

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Josh Hart’s adventure in New York began last season with a blockbuster four-team deal, in which he made a smooth transition from Portland to New York. He left an unforgettable imprint after bursting into the scene with unrivaled fire and brilliance. Hart averaged 10.2 points, seven rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.4 steals per game in 25 appearances. His shooting ability was nothing short of amazing, with a staggering 58.6% total success rate and an astounding 51.9% accuracy from beyond the arc.

Josh Hart, the New York Knicks guard, exemplifies this steadfast devotion to a favorite football club, Chelsea FC. He passionately wears his Chelsea jersey and shows his support for the team in extraordinary ways that reach well beyond the court. Off the court, he provided a different kind of support to the team’s fan club. He donated a heartfelt gift of nearly $2,500 to the Chelsea fan club; We Are The Shed. The organization started a JustGiving campaign to gather $3,845 to finance banners honoring Chelsea fans Reece James and Cesar Azpilicueta. So his love for Chelsea FC is very deep and personal. That is why when Man City won, he vented out his anger on Alex Caruso, his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate. As Caruso is a City fan, Hart knew this victory would thrill him. That’s why he tweeted, “I just hate y’all“, and tagged him.


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Josh Hart’s passion for Chelsea FC is more than a passing fancy; it’s a tribute to the power of sports fanaticism. But even though his favorite team might not be doing well, Hart definitely is.


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Josh Hart’s new contract with the Knicks

The New York Knicks currently have negotiated a historic agreement with their emerging star, Josh Hart. According to reports, a contract extension would see Hart wear the Knicks uniform for four more years at a staggering $81 million. Hart’s influence carried over into the playoffs, as he switched between a reserve and starting position with ease. He averaged 10.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game in 11 memorable postseason games, including five starts. His shooting remained flawless, with a 47.9% field goal percentage that included a remarkable 31.3% accuracy from deep.

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The imminent contract deal cements Josh Hart’s reputation as a developing NBA talent and an important part of the New York Knicks’ future. This $81 million contract underscores not just the team’s dedication to his skill, but also the enormous influence he’s made on and off the court. Fans can expect to see Hart’s extraordinary journey and the prospect of even higher heights in the seasons ahead as he continues to shine in Knicks colors.


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Watch this Story: NBA World Calls Out 6’1” Knicks Star After He Tried to Criticize Fans for “Disrespectful” Act On $81,000,000 Rich Superstar

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Written by:

Dhruv Shastry


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Dhruv is an NBA writer at ES with years of playing experience to name. Despite the ankle injury barring him from playing further, he never lost touch with the sport. He loves the swag and the attitude basketball players possess.
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Saumya Khanduja