He looked so happy
Knicks forward Julius Randle got a special surprise during Tuesday’s game against the Warriors: a video message from his mom.
Earlier in the evening, Randle was named to the All-Star team for the first time. He must have been feeling pretty great after he addressed the crowd and was greeted by chants of “MVP.” (Hey, it was the first time fans were allowed in the Garden since March, so you can forgive them for getting a little carried away.)
Randle’s night got even better during a timeout in the first half, when a message from his mom started playing on the arena’s video board. He had a big grin on his face as he listened to her congratulate him on his All-Star nod.
Randle said after the game that he appreciated the gesture, especially because this past year has been particularly tough on his mom.
“That was crazy how that got hooked up and they set that up,” Randle told reporters. “It was definitely amazing. Throughout the course of this past year, it’s definitely been tough on all of us. But my mother, she hasn’t been able to leave the house; she’s a diabetic. We’ve been extra cautious with her.”
“I know this was a special night for her as well,” Randle added. “She’s been there every step of the way seeing all of the work I put in. It was amazing just to see how happy she was congratulating me.”
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