Kenyon Martin encouraged his New York Knicks teammates to wear black to Madison Square Garden to symbolize their plans to end the Boston Celtics’ season with a funeral, but they were the ones who got buried.
The whole funeral talk began because of an exchange between Martin and the Celtics’ Jason Terry before Game 4.
“The guy was mouthing off before the game,” Kenyon Martin told the New York Daily News after Game 4. “[Terry] told me, ‘You’re not dancing at my funeral today.’’’
In response, Martin told his Knicks teammates to wear black to Wednesday’s game, which they lost 92-86. JR Smith said after the game that they were the ones who got buried.
“Well we was going to a funeral but it looked like we got buried,” JR Smith said, via NJ.com. “It’s all part of being humbled and basketball is a very humbling game.
“I’m done with this black stuff,” Smith told NJ.com. “I’m a superstitious person. I’m going to go back to my old routine.”
Meanwhile, Martin refused to talk about the black clothing when asked about it after the game. Seems to me that if you talk big like that, you need to back it up. Martin was backing down.