The Knicks didn’t do any in-arena sound for the first half and Draymond Green hated it


In-arena music, contests, and videos at NBA games — otherwise known as game operations — is a common thing for fans to experience at every arena. They strike that balance between being comfortable background noise and full-on prompt to cheer, clap, and so forth.

During Sunday’s game between the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors, the game operations crew at Madison Square Garden decided to forego any in-arena entertainment so that fans could enjoy a more natural, raw audio experience.

Warriors forward Draymond Green hated it.

Speaking to reporters after the game, Green said that he felt it was “disrespectful” to those who had made strides in in-arena entertainment. More importantly, Green said that it messed up the flow of the game since players are used to hearing prompt music play throughout a matchup.

Green certainly has a point. It would be weird to play your entire career hearing Mr. C The Slide Man’s “Cha-Cha Slide” every time you inbound the ball after a timeout, then not hear it or anything for a full two quarters.

But if you watch the video, Green is also being at least semi-facetious. The only thing left to do now is see if teams implement this strategy to try and throw off the Warriors when they’re on the road.

Cleveland, I’m looking at you.

Grizzlies fan absolutely owns kids halftime scrimmage (video)

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The Grizzlies lost for the 15th time in their last 16 games, a 25-point drubbing at home against the Heat, last night.

But it wasn’t all doom and gloom in Memphis.

This young fan – while playing in the halftime scrimmage – stopped his dribble, stepped on the ball, whipped off his youth jersey to reveal a Marc Gasol jersey, flexed, re-started his dribbled then drove for a basket.

Matt Ellentuck of SB Nation:

The Grizzlies don’t deserve this hero.

DeMarcus Cousins pushes Trevor Ariza after whistle, gets technical foul (video)

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For better or worse, DeMarcus Cousins is moody.

Just after getting dunked on by Clint Capela, Cousins showed his frustration by pushing Trevor Ariza after a whistle. The Pelicans center got his NBA-leading ninth technical foul – automatic suspension triggered at No. 16 – but I’m surprised this didn’t escalate beyond just that.

Paul George floors Jeremy Lamb with crossover, hits step-back 3-pointer over him (video)


The Thunder suffered a rough home loss to the Hornets, but at least Oklahoma City produced a couple fun highlights.

Not only did Russell Westbrook have this powerful dunk, Paul George put the moves on Jeremy Lamb.

David West pump fakes past one Trail Blazer, posterizes another (video)

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David West is 37 years old.