Knicks’ should not play in-game music every night

Knicks need to go no music more often.

After just one half of basketball without in-game music at The Garden, Draymond Green dissed the Knicks’ concept.  He used words like “pathetic”, “ridiculous”, and “disrespectful.”

I guess Draymond failed to appreciate the Knicks’ motivation of allowing customers to “experience the game in its purest form.” Personally, even a Hip Hop head like myself can dig that.

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Apparently it affected the play of the Warriors. Green said, “There was no rhythm to the game. All this stuff makes a difference in a game, believe it or not…. You turn on music, it just helps you get into a certain area, takes you to a certain place… it definitely threw the entire game off.”

Seemed to me like an overreaction by Green, but if it makes such a difference I would cut off all music immediately.

The Knicks actually led the Warriors by one at halftime. The data does not lie.

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If visiting players get agitated by the muted vibe, the Knicks should keep it up and kill the music. The opposing players being agitated is a good thing.

Eventually the home players would adjust and maybe it could develop into a home-court advantage.  The Knicks need as much help as they can get these days.

It could be an ill home-court advantage, the home crowd can still get involved, and it would require a more organic approach to getting energy behind the home squad

I know this old school approach would only open the Knicks up to more attacks by national media (aka Haters), but so what.  Anything that gives a Knicks’ opponent energy or gets them into the game, the Knicks should be opposed to. My enemy’s enemy is my friend.

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