Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau moving past Julius Randle’s computer-knocking flareup: ‘Computers are part of the NBA’

Tom Thibodeau and Julius Randle in New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers
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Knicks forward Julius Randle told New York fans to shut the f*** up with a thumbs down.

With the Knicks playing in Los Angeles, Randle found a different friendly fire foe.

In New York’s loss to the Lakers on Saturday, Randle pushed away the computer of Knicks “Director, Video/Analytics/Player Development Assistant” Scott King on the sideline. Randle and King jawed back and forth, and Randle got in King’s face:

When Randle apologized for telling New York fans to shut the f*** up with a thumbs down, he cited his passion. This incident could also fit Randle being overly passionate in the heat of competition.

But it serves as yet another visualization of Randle’s incredibly frustrating season (frustration seemingly exacerbated by trade rumors).

Not that Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau is dwelling on it.

Marc Berman of the New York Post:

“Computers are part of the NBA” is an all-time quote.