Knicks' Josh Hart Had Everyone Laughing With Awkward Postgame Candy Moment

The New York star was craving a sweet snack after a Game 2 win against the Sixers.
Screengrab on Twitter/ @joshhart

New York Knicks star Josh Hart let a box of Mike and Ike’s get the best of him in a hilariously awkward postgame press conference after the Knicks’ Game 2 win.

Hart, notorious for sneaking food into his postgame pressers, was up to his usual tricks on Monday night. Following his team’s 104-101 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers, he dug into his pockets for a sweet snack during teammate Jalen Brunson’s answer to a reporter’s question.

Cameras caught Hart noisily pouring out the box of candy, which caused Brunson to stop and give Hart an annoyed look. Hart sheepishly muttered, “Sorry,” before snickering at Brunson.

On Tuesday, Hart retweeted a video of the awkward moment with the caption, “Hopefully one day I’ll get a deal with Mike and Ike and get my face on a box lol.”

This is hardly the first time Hart has smuggled a snack or two into his postgame press conferences. Last April, the Knicks guard memorably munched on some grub while Brunson was trying to answer a question, drawing the immediate ire of his teammate.

Though these choice postgame moments may not seem it, Hart and Brunson share a robust chemistry on and off the court dating back to their Villanova days. The two also co-host a basketball podcast, “Roommates Show,” in which, as modern slang goes, the vibes are immaculate. 

When it comes to Josh Hart, they truly are— NBA fans loved his candy-eating moment.

Hart, Brunson, and the Knicks will look to extend their 2-0 series lead over the 76ers in Game 3 on Thursday.

Kristen Wong


Kristen Wong is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. She has been a sports journalist since 2020. Before joining SI, Kristen covered four NFL teams as an associate editor with the FanSided NFL Network and worked as a staff writer for the brand’s flagship site. She has written about soccer, the NFL, NBA, and MLB since 2020, and outside of work, has dreams of running her own sporty dive bar.