New York City is well known for hosting some of the world's biggest celebrities on "celebrity row" during Knicks games at Madison Square Garden. On Monday night, the Westchester Knicks followed suit in true affiliate fashion.
Affiliates are expected to do much of what their NBA parent clubs do, but the D-League Knicks took things to a whole other level on Monday night as boxer Floyd Mayweather sat court-side at the Westchester County Center.
Taking in the minor league matchup between the hometown team and the Grand Rapids Drive, Mayweather was treated to a 37 point debut from NBA vet Jimmer Fredette and an 19 point, 13 rebound double-double from big league Knicks' assignee Cleanthony Early in the victory.
But although the well known champion encouraged Fredette along the way, he was in fact on hand to support friend and Westchester reserve guard Jordon Crawford, who went scoreless but had three steals in fifteen. Read more below from ESPN New York's Ian Begley's tweets.
Apparently Floyd Mayweather is buddies w/Westchester's Jordon Crawford. He's sitting courtside w/the largest entourage in D League history.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 1, 2015
Here's a look at Floyd Mayweather sitting courtside at the Westchester Knicks-Grand Rapids Drive game tonight: pic.twitter.com/F5U5qkP7d0— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 1, 2015
Floyd Mayweather told me he flew out of Vegas on his jet earlier today to watch Westchester's Jordon Crawford pic.twitter.com/gXlf458jbe— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 1, 2015
Jimmer Fredette said Floyd Mayweather "just kept telling me to shoot it ... so I did."— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 1, 2015