New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was available for a recreation between the New York Knicks and New Orleans Pelicans — a recreation gained by the Knicks — at MSG on Sunday night time.
After the 122-112 extra time thriller, Jones determined it was a chief alternative to meet up with a former Duke classmate, Zion Williamson, who was the primary total decide within the 2019 NBA draft.
Unfortunately for Jones, he wasn’t the one one seeking to have a second with Williamson. In reality, the 20-year-old energy ahead was swarmed by Knicks followers, a few of whom rushed handed Jones with out hesitation. Others ushered Jones off to the aspect, the place he stood sheepishly as New York followers took footage with Williamson.
— Jim Vasil (@JimVasilTV) April 18, 2021
right here is the second I used to be speaking about, the place the quarterback of the New York Giants acquired advised “sir, excuse me, can you stand on the side for a second, I’m trying to take a picture of the famous athlete” https://t.co/PMIkckpffH
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) April 18, 2021
“New York is the mecca of basketball. I love playing here. I played here in college, and this is my first time playing here in the pros. This atmosphere, whether they’re cheering for you, whether they’re booing for you, it’s amazing,” Williamson told reporters after the game. “Honestly, I think outside of New Orleans obviously, I think this might be my favorite place to play, outside of New Orleans. I can’t lie to you.”
And New York clearly loves Williamson, too. More than Daniel Jones apparently — at the least for now.