New York Knicks' Brandon Jennings Doesn't Like Helping Up Opponents
Oct 10, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Brandon Jennings (3) dribbles the ball during the third quarter against the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks won 90-88. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks point guard Brandon Jennings recently told the world that helping up his opponent shows “too much respect.”

As an astute New York Knicks observer, you may have witnessed an interesting thing regarding point guard Brandon Jennings. The guy doesn’t like to help up opponents.

Unlike the Charmin soft superstars in today’s NBA, B-Jennings strays away from the helping hand towards the enemy.

Ian Begley of ESPN New York furthered the sentiment while discussing with the man in question.

“I think when we’re between the lines and you have a New York Knicks jersey on, I think that’s all we should be worried about. That’s just that. I mean, would they help us up?” Jennings said. “I wouldn’t want another opponent to help me up. That’s just showing too much respect. In between the lines, you don’t have a New York jersey on, then you don’t mean nothing to me.”

Begley also added visual evidence to the case at hand, as Tweeted by SportsCenter:

This is precisely the attitude Knicks fans crave. It’s the mentality the Knickerbockers who took the Mecca court during the great decade of the 1990s showcased every night.

Jennings said he was taught early in his career by veterans Kurt Thomas and Jerry Stackhouse this toughness and that not helping up an opponent sends a certain message.

“I think that’s just the toughness that we need,” Jennings said of the current Knicks. “Going into these games against other teams, you know you’ve got to put fear in them.”

If there’s one Knicks fan who doesn’t love this message, he or she simply isn’t a Knicks fan.

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