Welcome to a whole new (social media) season of New York Knickerbockers Basketball! The world is wide open—if not in a basketball sense, then at least in a social media sense. It’s a whole new (kinda) team! A team without Carmelo Anthony's #StayMe7o but with Kristaps Porzingis and his chasing of Instagram models. A team that might be OK, and might be really terrible! A team with a bunch of baby ‘bocker posters and some random wily vet posters! A team that might be at least half European! Wooooooooooooo!
So really, right now, the Knicks are a team without a strong identity, a team discovering who they are. So far, they are very similar!
They (oh god oh god don’t look yikes) pray for Gordon Hayward:
Can’t believe what I just saw prayers for Gordon Hayward— JARRETT JACK (@Jarrettjack03) October 18, 2017
DAMN— Tim Hardaway Jr (@T_HardJR) October 18, 2017
Hayward— Frank Ntilikina (@FrankLikina) October 18, 2017
Prayers to Gordon Hayward #speedyrecovery— Damyean Dotson (@staytuned21) October 18, 2017
Hayward— Willy Hernangómez (@willyhg94) October 18, 2017
Prayers up @gordonhayward— Kyle O'Quinn (@Kyle_OQuinn) October 18, 2017
Stay strong @gordonhayward !— Ron Baker (@RonBaker31) October 18, 2017
(Luke Kornet and Frank Ntilikina also posted this)
They take team planes:
#Knicks Family pic.twitter.com/BLnFEVxzow— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) October 18, 2017
Let’s go!! #Knicks pic.twitter.com/c19LyxbMwP— Willy Hernangómez (@willyhg94) October 18, 2017
(also posted by Kuz)
They post Official Photos!
From bright and happy:
to more pensive:
to... something... else...
The Knicks have you covered. They are everyone and no one.
We here at TWIKSM are likewise finding our identity this year, reading the pre-season tea leaves for the social media stars of tomorrow. Who will be the next JR Smith? Who will troll like Mindaugas Kuzminskas? Who will beef with fans like Melo? Only time will tell!
This week, my Fantasy Social Media League Player to Watch is Enes Kanter. Not only is Enes obviously a good guy (exhibits A, B, and C), he’s also wonderfully goofy.
He’s not afraid to interact with fans:
(yes those are two totally different videos)
And he always remembers to use landscape mode! Helllooooo Pennsylvania!
Most of all, however, Enes gifted us with this video, to watch when times are trying. It will heal the world:
ENES KANTER 4 PRESIDENT!
BASKETBALL AND SOCIAL MEDIA BACK! WE’RE GONNA LIVE FOREVER!