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3 Months After Cheering for the NY Knicks, Daniel Ricciardo Reveals His Love for Their Ex-nightmare, Michael Jordan

Published 09/26/2023, 1:56 PM EDT

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At the very outset, there are certain individuals who’ve achieved so much in their respective fields that they transcend it or rather become synonymous with it. Well, now that that’s out of the way, we’ve got to ask: What’s up with Daniel Ricciardo and betrayals? The Honey Badger is arguably one of the most affable personalities in the Formula 1 paddock and one of the fiercest competitors on the track. And while he may be garnering a staunch fan following in this sport, outside of it, he’s made some pretty divisive choices.

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Just recently, the self-professed Swiftie committed the ultimate sin as he sided with Olivia Rodrigo over Taylor Swift amid an ugly feud. This time around he hasn’t committed any pop culture crimes, but if you are a New York Knicks fan, then you might want to brace yourself.

Months after blockbuster appearance, Daniel Ricciardo ditches the Knicks for arch-nemesis, Michael Jordan


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Just three months ago, Ricciardo made a blockbuster appearance with his GF, Heidi Berger at the Kaseya Center to watch and support the New York Knicks against the Miami Heat. Three months on, Ricciardo made a confession that probably won’t sit very well with Knicks fans.

In a video for Optus, Ricciardo was asked about his perfect dinner party trio. His first guest was, Michael Jordan.” He continued, “A childhood hero, and also what he’s done post Basketball is pretty phenomenal. I think he would just be a bundle of wisdom and intelligence!”


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But why would Ricciardo’s answer sting Knicks fans?

How Michael Jordan single-handedly destroyed the Knicks’ legacy


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Jordan with the Chicago Bulls was an untamed beast. And the New York Knicks were the unfortunate victims of the worst of his wrath. Forever, the legacy of the Knicks will be blotted with the fact that Michael Jordan completely obliterated them.

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According to SportingNews, “The Knicks were one of the most frequent recipients of Jordan’s dominance, getting eliminated by his Bulls five times without ever claiming a series. Jordan dealt punches New York has yet to shake off, contributing heavily to Hall of Fame big man Patrick Ewing’s lack of rings.”


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Written by:

Anirban Aly Mandal


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Anirban Aly Mandal is a senior F1 writer at EssentiallySports, with over 1000 articles published on the platform. Anirban's love for F1 started when he discovered a copy of F1 2014 while playing on his computer, and he has since then dived deep into the world of motorsports. Anirban's expertise goes beyond just writing - he has also written several academic papers focused on the domain of motorsports.
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Akash Pandhare