But he wasn’t the only New York player to do so.
Then, Payton doubled down post-game.
Elfrid Payton stands by his actions in tonight's scuffle:
"It doesn't matter who took that shot, don't disrespect the game like that" pic.twitter.com/CYzzoKwljP
— Knicks Videos (@sny_knicks) January 30, 2020
Standing on that. I’d a did it again. Didn’t matter who took that shot. Don’t disrespect the game like that.
Let me get this straight: Shooting the ball during a basketball game is disrespecting the game, but shoving someone is not? Right.
Did Crowder disrespect the Knicks? Absolutely. They can take umbrage with that.
But spare me the holier-than-though nonsense about disrespecting the game.