Comedian Tracy Morgan Calls Out Draymond Green for Critique of Knicks

The lifelong Knicks fan didn't want to hear it.

Tracy Morgan, a lifelong New York Knicks fan, defended his favorite team against Golden State Warriors forward-turned-television-analyst Draymond Green on Tuesday night.

Morgan appeared on TNT's Inside the NBA on Tuesday night ahead of the Knicks' Game 5 matchup against the Indiana Pacers. Green was filling in as an analyst on the show with Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley taking a night off.

"Let me tell you something Draymond," Morgan said. "I love you like cooked food. I love you like the fat kid loves cake. Don't talk crap about my team. This is New York City, kid, this is the home of King Kong, this is where he died. ... This is how we get down.

"Don't talk crap about my team, Draymond. I love you. Peace."

Green has gone on record dismissing the Knicks' current playoff run.

"I told the truth about the team," Green said, shielding himself from Morgan's comments. "The truth about the team is it's a fluke. ... I think it's a setup like the Atlanta Hawks in 2021."

The 2021 Hawks surprisingly advanced to the Eastern Conference finals and lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in six games. They haven't been out of the first round of the playoffs since, and missed the postseason this year after losing in the play-in tournament.

The Knicks, led by Jalen Brunson's playoff heroics, built a 3–2 series lead over the Pacers in the Western Conference semifinals with a 121–91 win on Tuesday night. The franchise hasn't advanced to the conference finals since 2000.

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