Various New York Knickerbockers had a whole lot of fun on social media this past week. Let's dive in, shall we?
We begin with the ultimate Knick, Charles Oakley, who had a delightful reaction to Charles Barkley's postgame commentary:
Charles Barkley ,you better stop talking s*** about Cleveland you was never tough you hide behind TNT— Charles Oakley (@CharlesOakley34) May 5, 2016
For those of you too young to remember, Oakley and Barkley have a ... um ... history:
The Twitter exchange prompted reporter Vincent Goodwill to share this anecdote from Oakley's playing days:
Did I ever tell you guys the story about Oak taking a player’s newborn out of his hands in front of his girl, in order to smack said player?— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) May 5, 2016
I’m not telling you guys which player. I did ask Oak if the story/player was correct a couple years back...— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) May 5, 2016
Where? On the West Coast. When? When Oak was slapping dudes.— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) May 5, 2016
Why? Cuz Oak.
What? Cuz Oak. https://t.co/N1G4CYztk1
Maybe @JabariJYoung will get me to tell the Oakley story on our next podcast. Can’t name names, though.— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) May 5, 2016
I'm begging you, Mr. Goodwill, please make that podcast.
As for the non-Oakley Knicks, Kevin Seraphin headed back to his native France:
Langston Galloway paid respects to his mom. (Bonus points go to his dad for that t-shirt):
Happy Mothers Day— Lang Galloway (@LangGalloway10) May 8, 2016
What more can I say, we have been through it all mom. Love you so much. pic.twitter.com/BJIctzXtyg
Kristaps Porzingis celebrated Latvian independence and went on a talk show:
Very proud to be a Latvian today. 26 years ago we regained our freedom; 81 years ago we were the first European basketball champions.— Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) May 4, 2016
Šeit kautko piebilst ir lieki.. 21:00 tv6 pic.twitter.com/yqv9S3wFdI— Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) May 2, 2016
What the hell is that thing behind him? Is it sentient? Can it hear me? Latvian muppets are scary as hell. No wonder Kristaps grew up to be such a badass -- you'd be tough as nails too if you grew up watching that thing.
That's all for this week, folks. Make sure to keep on bugging Vincent Goodwill about podcasting that Charles Oakley story!