New York Knicks slam fan who sold fandom on eBay
The New York Knicks recently lost a long-time fan in Evan Perlmutter, as he famously sold his fandom on eBay. Ruthless in his approach to find a new team, the 33-year-old has since received a formal statement from the Knicks organization slamming his decision and behaviour.
“We’re sure our millions of loyal Knicks fans won’t mind losing this attention-grabbing gentleman,” a statement given by a team spokesperson read. “We remain focused on the upcoming season—with a hard-working team that is proud to represent New York and its dedicated fans.”
Perlmutter’s online fandom auction began with an infuriated 2,178-word rant in the item description in which he recapped his frustrating journey over the past 17 years.
I hate the Knicks. I love the Knicks, but I hate the Knicks. Die-hard New York Knicks fan. My childhood room is still filled with posters from the 90’s, the good ole glory days. And not just Ewing, LJ, Houston, I’m talking Rick Brunson NYK articles cut-out, laminated, and still in what is now basically a museum. Pictures of me at 13-years old with blue & orange colored braces, that’s a tough yearbook photo, and in a Knicks collared shirt to match nonetheless! After all the ups, downs, more downs, more downs, infinite downs, I have reached my absolute breaking point.
If you were wondering, Perlmutter ended up selling his fandom to James Riedel who lives in Orange County for a whopping $3,500. The 23-year-old is a Los Angeles Lakers fan, and now Perlmutter is as well as per the agreement.
It’s likely the Knicks aren’t worried too much about losing the support of Perlmutter as they’re gearing up for training camp. With the regular season fast approaching, the organization is looking to continue to take steps forward in their rebuild in the hopes of reaching the playoffs in the not-so-distant future.
They welcome back centerpiece Kristaps Porzingis from injury, and will look to other pieces of their young core in Frank Ntilikina and newly drafted Kevin Knox to continue their up rise.