Marcus Morris is the latest player to weigh in on Kevin Durant saying the New York Knicks aren’t cool anymore.
In case you haven’t heard, the New York Knicks aren’t the “cool” team in the Big Apple anymore. During an interview with Hot 97, Kevin Durant said the Knicks are no longer the “cool” brand that they used to be.
The Knicks seem comfortable being the “uncool” crowd and no one more than Marcus Morris. The forward took to Twitter to subtweet Durant.
Never was a fan of doing what was cool! I love being a Knick!!! Feeling right at home
— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) October 10, 2019
There is an interesting rivalry brewing in New York between the Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. The long-time “little brother” in the market, the Nets are staking their claim on the city after a wildly successful offseason.
The Knicks aren’t quite “little brother” in this rivalry, but they are the scrappy underdog for sure. A blue-collar mentality can go a long way towards energizing fans who still pine for the rough-and-tumble days of the 90s Knicks.
Morris is quickly becoming a fan favorite in New York. He’s already vowed to bring toughness back to Madison Square Garden.
In the Knicks’ first preseason game against the Washington Wizards, Morris was ejected for bopping Justin Anderson on the head with the ball.
The forward was tossed mere seconds into the second half, but he managed to pour in 17 first-half points to give Knicks fans a taste of what’s to come.
But it’s worth noting, every team in the league vows to be “tougher” or “nastier” prior to the season. Actually performing in the regular season is a different story entirely.