Video: New York Knicks Fans Booing Julius Randle Again

New York Knicks PF/C Julius Randle recently found himself on the wrong side of the team's fiercely loyal fanbase, making a bad situation worse when he gestured towards the crowd while being booed during a game against the Celtics earlier this month.  Knicks fans are known to be a passionate bunch, just do a quick google search using the terms 'Knicks fans' and 'NBA draft' and you'll get some interesting results, but whether it's because his scoring numbers are down from last season (24.1 ppg to 18.8 ppg) or they just think he has a bad attitude, Knicks fans are not letting this grudge go.

The Knicks were hosting the New Orleans Pelicans and they were trailing 72-54 in the 3rd quarter when Julius Randle drove to the basket and attempted to kick the ball out to an open Evan Fournier at the 3-point line when he sent it into the second row of the crowd, much to the chagrin of the New York faithful in attendance.  Audible boos were heard so loud that the broadcast team felt obligated to acknowledge the jeers:

The Knicks went on to lose the game 102-91, falling to 22-24 this season.  Randle had just 4 points on 1-9 shooting in a forgettable outing, outlined by this graphic here:

The Knicks are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference and might be poised to make some more trades after acquiring Cam Reddish from the Atlanta Hawks.  If his struggles continue, expect Randle's name to be floated around by rival executives ahead of February 10th's NBA Trade Deadline.

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