Terror Squad leader Fat Joe recently gave his thoughts on the all-mighty Miami Heat and why their fans do not come close to having what embodies an average New York Knicks supporter.
Asked about his take on longtime friend DJ Khaled‘s Heat court side seats, Joey Crack described the difference between both sets of fans.
“Yeah, I’ve seen them. But so what? I don’t rate Heat fans like I rate Knicks fans,” Joe said in an interview. “We are true basketball fans. No matter what — rain, sleet or snow, or even if we don’t make it to the playoffs for 10 years — the Garden stands are still full. I can recall when three, four years ago, the Heat wasn’t doing too good and those stands were empty.” (New York Times)
Recently, Joe discussed his disgust in former Boston Celtics player Ray Allen signing with the Heat during the offseason.
“That’s like me signing to G-Unit. … When he went to them, I didn’t even respect that man,” Joey said in an interview. “I didn’t respect that. It’s sad because I’m such a fan. I’d be lying if I didn’t think his jump shot is crazy. But I don’t love Ray Allen. I don’t respect the move.” (ESPN)
Last spring, New York rapper N.O.R.E. spoke to SOHH about his loyalty to the blue and orange.
“I haven’t been a New York Knicks fan in so long. I’ve always been a Knicks fan and I’ve always slandered them but with Carmelo Anthony being black and Puerto Rican, I have to roll with them again,” N.O.R.E. told SOHH. I’m so glad I stuck to rolling with them because they’re looking good and we have Amar’e back. I’m not agreeing with the braids but it’s all good. We need Jeremy Lin coming off the bench. Steve Novak has been looking fantastic. Steve Novak’s the new Larry Bird. Iman Shumpert, we’re doing fantastic. I don’t want the Bulls or the Heat in the first round — I’m not saying we can’t pull it off, I’m just saying it’s very skeptical because the reason those guys have been having a great season and we don’t want to be the backdrop to their great season. We want to be the ending to the Heat and Bulls’ phenomenal season.” (SOHH)
Earlier this year, rap veterans Prodigy and Havoc talked about the Knicks going by the nickname “Mob Deep.”
“I thought it was like a one-time thing,” Havoc said, “but then I started hearing about it and people kept on telling me that they mentioned it on MSG every time they have a game.” Havoc said there is a lot of similarity between their name origin and the Knicks’ bench. “It was a saying that we used to use in Queensbridge, describing how many of us it would be when we all went out, or if we saw another crew that had a lot of people rolling with them,” he said. “We would be like, ‘Yo, we were mobb deep last night at the movie theater,’ or whatever have you — as in a mobb of us, that we were rolling deep.” (ESPN)