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Well, things got a little testy between Julius Randle and an assistant coach for the New York Knicks on the sideline of the Knicks’ latest loss.
During yet another disappointing Knicks loss (this time in overtime to the Los Angeles Lakers), Randle and Scott King, an assistant for the Knicks, were spotted arguing. During the incident, it appeared as if King was trying to show Randle a clip on a laptop when Randle slapped the computer out of his way as he tried walking away.
King and Randle then appeared to very unpleasantly exchange words before they were separated entirely.
It’s not exactly a good look for Randle or the Knicks. It seems like King simply wanted to show Randle something that happened on the court and Randle wanted no part in watching the video. All that said, it’s not clear what was said between King and Randle and what specifically led up to the argument.
New York Knicks: Julius Randle spotted arguing with Knicks assistant coach
According to a tweet from Marc Berman of the New York Post, Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau believes things have already been resolved. He also said “computers are part of the NBA,” which is admittedly kind of an odd statement when no context is considered.
Unfortunately for Randle and the Knicks, stuff like this is going to get examined pretty thoroughly because of incidents involving Randle in the past. Randle has already made headlines a few different times this season, like when he dropped an f-bomb on Knicks fans.
Whether it’s fair or not, this particular moment between Randle and King will be seen as part of a trend.
It’s starting to feel like Randle and the Knicks may not be the best for each other in the long run. That said, that might just be a momentary thing. This could be a phase that comes to an end sooner rather than later. It’s possible things could start to cool off a bit and the Knicks might get back to winning.
Or maybe Randle and New York will continue to be scrutinized for this weird, messy relationship they seem to have.