Josh Hart blasts ‘idiotic’ Philadelphia fans after recent Villanova criticism

NY Knicks’ Josh Hart lashed out at the Philadelphia 76ers fans, calling them “idiotic” for spreading negativity on social media after facing another loss in the playoff series against the New York side. The drama began when the Villanova men’s NCAA team’s official X (formerly known as Twitter) handle congratulated three of its former players, which included Josh Hart, following their win on Monday night.

Villanova exclusively mentioned Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart, and Donte DiVincenzo’s names, showing pride in their former assets. However, the controversial Game 2 was already too much for the Sixers fans, who couldn’t control their emotions and poured in negative comments.

Addressing the Philly fans’ anger on the post, the Knick forward said, “So for Philly fans to be mad about that, I think that’s idiotic. That’s who we are. We’re a family. We played for the ones that come before us there, and that’s how it is there. So I don’t care about it.” Josh Hart then talked about the deep connection, which goes beyond the sport.

Villanova’s post highlighted the contribution that the players made in the second game of the playoff series and Hart, with his massive double digits, definitely stands out in both games.

Josh Hart’s performance in play-off series against Sixers

Josh Hart showed his consistency by putting up huge numbers on the Knicks’ scoreboard. In Game 1, the 29-year-old grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out 2 assists, and managed a steal. He attempted 8 shots from the deep and succeeded in converting 50% (4 of them) into baskets while going 5-for-12 from the field. By the end of the day, he finished with 22 points and a clutch in the 111-104 victory.

In Game 2, most of his numbers went up. Hart bagged 21 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks while shooting 4 3-pointers out of 7 attempts, and from the field, he shot 7 buckets from 16 attempts.

Sixers star Joel Embiid has shown faith in his team despite the previous losses but the former Villanova trio will have a golden opportunity to vanquish Philly’s hopes by extending the 2-0 lead on Thursday night.

Shalini Ray

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Shalini is a passionate NBA follower who got hooked to the game thanks to Stephen Curry's sharpshooting show. While indulging in the sport of basketball solely within the confines of the school court, she keeps herself as close as possible to the game through all the latest happenings in the world of NBA.


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