The New York Knicks have been in a prolonged slump across all the departments. The franchise’s mishaps have now made its way onto the court with two of their players donning the same jersey number during their game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Playing at their iconic home venue, Madison Square Garden, Knicks sported their new City Edition jerseys for the fixture. During early on in the game, people noticed that both Reggie Bullock and Mitchell Robinson sported the same No.23 jersey.
It is a common rule that a number can only be assigned to a single player which fulfils the purpose of identifying the players from afar at times. In this case, Reggie Bullock was wrongly assigned since he usually wears the No.25 jersey. Mitchell Robinson, on the other hand, plays with the No.23 imprinted on his apparel.
In due time, the officials realised the mishap and asked Bullock to leave the game to rectify the error to avoid any potential confusion and the breach of rules.
Both the referee and Bullock saw the lighter side of this as the play was halted for a few minutes so that the player could switch to the right uniform. Watch the incident right below:
Knicks struggling against the 76ers
While the iconic New York franchise have some promising youngsters at their helm, their present struggles continue.
The finished the 2018-19 season with an abysmal 17-65 record and proceeded to pick up RJ Barrett with the third overall pick in the NBA Draft.
Meanwhile, the franchise finished 12th in the Eastern Conference table during the recently concluded season with a 21-45 record against their name.
At the moment, apart from being mocked in a new Disney movie, they are struggling on the court by trailing significantly to the Philadelphia 76ers in the fourth quarter. They had earlier faced a defeat to the Indiana Pacers during the season opener earlier.
In the new Disney movie “Soul”, a joke is scripted in where the character mentions that they have been fiddling with the franchise’s luck for years which has resulted in their downfall.
Knicks fan Kemp Powers was responsible for the joke with the screenwriter confirming the same on Twitter.