Despite being one the sorriest teams in the NBA, the New York Knicks are still seen as a great franchise because they’re located in one the biggest and most important cities in the country. This year, the Knicks were blessed with the third overall pick in the draft and ended up selecting Duke‘s RJ Barrett. Barrett seemed pretty excited about the opportunity playing in New York and that emotion spilled over into his post-draft interview where he cried with his dad by his side.
Now, the Knicks are introducing Barrett to the team and the media with the entire process culminating in Barrett’s first ever trip to Madison Square Garden. The Garden is one the most iconic venues in sports and when he came out the tunnel, Barrett was greeted by a video on the jumbotron him being drafted and what it will sound like when his name is called during starting lineups.
Barrett seemed to be in awe it all and for good reason. Seeing your early success pay f into a future NBA career must be quite gratifying and this video is a great demonstration how one feels after something big like this happening.
Barrett and the Knicks will look to improve on their 17-65 record last season when the season starts in a four months from now.