Many athletes around the world have FIFA World Cup fever, but none other than Knicks teammates Frank Ntilikina and Mario Hezonja. They even have a side bet on the final match.
Ntilikina's France and Hezonja's Croatia have made it to the final, and both players want to make things even more interesting. A Knicks fan took to Twitter to propose a bet where the loser of the match has to wear an entire outfit with the opposing team's flag design on it through Manhattan for a day with cameras following.
MSG Networks, who airs the Knicks games, responded to the tweet saying they would be willing to do so. Ntilikina then picked up the bet, and sent the wager to Hezonja.
Hezonja accepted the challenge, but added a little twist as well.
Manhattan or media day. Choose wisely Franko Ntilikinić! https://t.co/qktBkhKkPm- Mario Hezonja (@mariohezonja) July 11, 2018
Despite being born in Belgium, Ntilkina's ties with the French national team is strong as he was able to meet two of their stars in Kylian Mbappe and Samuel Umtiti while playing for France's Strasbourg as a 17-year-old. On the flip side, Hezonja was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and has been highly active in watching the matches as his social media shows.
The World Cup final is this Sunday at 11 a.m., and Ntilikina and Hezonja will have their eyes glued to the television awaiting who will get the bragging rights for the next four years.