According to Richard Jefferson (and Common Sense), The Cavs Were Hung the Hell Over When They Busted Out the Bench Mob Bottle Flip Against the Knicks
While I suppose it's nice to get a cutthroat confirmation from a fun-loving former player who is quickly turning into one the league's most quality listens, was it ever really in doubt that a contending Cavaliers' team came, boozed, and conquered during a midseason stop in Manhattan?
In my opinion, that tweet is only a bad look for the New York Knicks if you've somehow avoided catching wind of the festering pile of feces that's inhabited 'The Garden' for the last two decades. I mean, of course LeBron & Co. took advantage of a night on one of the most enticing NBA towns off the court before taking advantage of the uncompetitive also-ran's that annually tarnish its reputation on the court. If, for some reason, you weren't already assuming that young, rich professional athletes looked forward to playing dysfunctional organizations in destination cities then said professional athletes finding themselves obnoxiously amused by flipping a half-empty bottle should have been a pretty clear sign of a less-than-sober headspace.
Again, I'm glad that Richard Jefferson, after all these years, is still fulfilling his duties as a New Jersey Nets' great and a Brooklyn Nets' employee by dunking all over the Knickerbockers at every opportunity. I just can't consider an assumed amount of pregame popped bottles to more disrespectful than mid-game flipped bottles when the former has long been associated with traveling to play a perennial pushover in a city that knows how to party away the sorrows induced by its most "prestigious" squad.