Ian Begley, SNY.tv | Twitter |
Last season, David Fizdale introduced Kevin Knox to LeBron James after a Lakers-Knicks game at the Garden.
James and Knox spoke for several minutes in the hallway outside of the visitors' locker room at MSG. James' message that day has stayed with Knox as he navigates life in the NBA's biggest market.
"One of the biggest things that he said was really just staying locked in throughout the whole season, through ups and downs. Social media is going to try to bring you down. There's going to be times when they're going to hype you up. He was just telling me to stay level-headed," Knox said in a Q&A on Twitter for the league's "NBA Together" program during the coronavirus crisis. "Because there are times when he doesn't have great games. He was telling me that he's not really worried about what people are saying.