Knicks Fans Boo Evan Fournier in Return to the Garden: A Surprising Reception

Returning to the Garden for the first time since his trade, Evan Fournier received boos from some Knicks fans…

It’s always a special feeling to meet your old franchise but Evan Fournier probably shouldn’t have expected such a welcome from New York fans. The tricolor guard was whistled by part of the Garden public during the match between Knicks and Pistons.

Fournier getting booed at the garden

— Oh no he didn’t (@ohnohedidnt24) February 27, 2024

The question that concerns us now is: why? As chauvinistic as we can be, we know that Vavane’s transition to the Big Apple was not as successful as was expected but it did not deserve such treatment. The player made a franchise-record 3-pointer, was always pro when benched and never caused any problems in the New York locker room. He even explained several times that he loved the Knicks and just wanted to play. Seeing him leave allowed New York to strengthen its bench with Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks.

We imagine that the reason is undoubtedly the difference between Evan Fournier’s performances and the salary he received at the time but frankly that goes far. Knicks fans are not going to come out of this event any better…

It’s all the more surprising when we know that Quentin Grimes, on the other hand, was applauded. His CV at the Knicks is however no more extensive than that of Vavane. Grimes also explained post-match that he was disappointed to see the reception given to the Frenchman. Comments reported by Kristian Winfield from New York Daily News.

Quentin Grimes was surprised Knicks fans booed Evan Fournier tonight: “It was kind of not pleasant to see from the fans, but I thought he did a lot for this team. When I was here, he was always on time, always professional, but that’s Knicks fans for you, which is how it goes.”

— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) February 27, 2024

“I was surprised. Evan was my veteran, he taught me a lot of things. When he was benched, he was one of the guys who supported me the most during my rookie year. My whole second season, he told me what to do because he was in my shoes. During my rookie year what did he do? He broke the Knicks’ 3-point records, he had to be 4th or 5th in the entire league. So yes it wasn’t nice to see that from the fans, he did a lot for this team. When I was there, he was always on time, always professional, but they’re Knicks fans, that’s how it goes.”

Source texte : New York Daily News

2024-02-27 09:07:00
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