‘Batman’ Robert Pattinson, Who Had Just Become Single, Got Distracted By Knicks Cheerleaders During an NBA Game

Published 05/19/2022, 10:00 PM EDT

New York has always been considered the mecca of basketball. And the New York Knicks along with Madison Square Garden have always been at the center of it. They may have been unsuccessful of late, but they still are one of the most valuable sports franchises. They have big celebrities as fans who always show up for games. But seems like a celebrity fan might have been caught a little “distracted.”

Robert Pattinson, the current Batman phenom, was once at a Knicks game. And according to this old report, he became distracted in the game, but not because of basketball. The then 31-year-old actor was spotted gawking over the team’s professional dancers as he sat courtside with a big smile on his face.

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Robert was in a long-term relationship with British singer FKA Twigs, to who he got engaged in 2015 before calling it quits in 2017.

New York Knicks – A franchise in a conundrum

2020-21 looked like a new dawn for the franchise. After going through multiple seasons of directionless front office moves and coaching changes, it looked like the team was finally set for success. They secured the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and got a home-court advantage in the first round. But the playoffs were not as the Knicks thought would go.

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They lost in five games to the Atlanta Hawks and never really looked like contending. Trae Young put on a show for the series, forever making himself a villain in the eyes of the Knicks fans.

Nov 27, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) tries to dribble around New York Knicks guard Quentin Grimes (6) during the second half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

After off-season additions like Evan Fournier and Kemba Walker, the sky was the limit for the Knicks. But then things just didn’t pan out for them. Julius Randle took a step back from his Most Improved Player winning season. The defensive identity never materialized and the team just didn’t look locked in.

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The Knicks have the 11th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft and face an offseason full of uncertainty. Reports of Donovan Mitchell wanting to come to the Knicks have been reported. But would the management sanction such a trade? They need to identify the players they need to build forward it. Let us know in the comments about what should the Knicks’ approach be this offseason.

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Nirjhar Sharma

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Nirjhar Sharma is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a sports enthusiast who follows all major sports and has been watching the NBA for the past 7 years now. A firm believer in the 'Greek Freak' being the best player in the league right now, he believes that the Bucks are primed for another championship run unless the injury bug bites them.

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