LeBron James’ advice for Knicks’ Kevin Knox in order to thrive in social media age
On Sunday, New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox took over the NBA’s official Twitter account to answer questions from fans. The second-year forward covered topics such as his college career, his favorite teammates and even Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James.
Speaking of James, Knox mentioned the four-time MVP as one of his idols growing up and talked about his relationship with the Lakers star and the advice he gave Knox when he entered the league.
[“LeBron] gave me a couple of tips here and there. It was just a great talk. Anytime you get to talk to a player like LeBron, you just sit there and listen, you don’t really say much, just soak it all in. You really just listen to the advice that he’s giving you,” Knox said.
After a stellar freshman season at the University of Kentucky, Knox entered the 2018 NBA draft. After being selected No. 8 overall by the Knicks, Knox went on the have a solid rookie campaign putting up 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
However, the 20-year-old forward has seen his playing time and efficiency dip in year number two as the former Kentucky star is averaging just 6.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.
“I think one of the biggest things that he said was, ‘Just stay locked in throughout the whole season.’ There’s going to be ups and downs, social media is going to try to bring you down, there’s going to be times when they hype you up, but he was just telling me to stay levelheaded because there’s times he doesn’t have great games. He’s not really worried about what people are saying, he’s just getting back into the lab, getting back into the gym, putting more work in.”