Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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.
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  • As a Knicks fan, I am very embarrassed that The Knicks were allowed this "prank" just after what Boston has been through. Too early after the bombing of Boston were the terrorists took four young lives and forced others to loose limbs. What an idiotic move on the Knicks part and why did MSG allow this? I will apologize to Boston...I am sorry Boston, this was so uncalled for considering the recent bombing in your city. These terrorists were going to bomb NYC next, but the Boston authorities prevented that from happening. Oh yeah, smart moves Knicks and MSG.
  • I was born and raised in NYC, then went to college in Boston area and lived there for over 30 yrs so I have ties to both states. Totally agree with what you wrote and commend you for having the guts and brains to make those brilliant points. The knicks' recent behavior was disappointing and disgusting. My cousin ran in that recent Marathon and friends in attendance, the wounds are all too fresh for the Knicks players to be so insensitive. They should make a public apology when they play in Boston tonight
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