The New York Knicks have had several fan-favorite players over the years, including Theo Pinson. He averaged only two minutes per game across 17 contests in 2020-21, so he was more known for his theatrics on the sideline than his play on the court.
Pinson was part of a New York team that snapped an eight-year playoff drought. He wanted to stay with the Knicks for more than one season but joined the Celtics for the preseason before signing with the Mavericks. The 27-year-old is currently a free agent.
While Pinson awaits his next opportunity, he’s continued with his ‘Run Your Race’ podcast. In the latest episode, former Knick Jared Harper joined Pinson to talk about the time that the two spent together in New York. The discussion included Pinson and Harper hilariously taking credit for RJ Barrett becoming a two-way player.
Theo Pinson, Jared Harper take credit for Knicks’ RJ Barrett becoming a two-way player
When it comes to Theo Pinson, there’s one thing that he can always be counted on, turning anything into a laughing matter. Pinson and Jared Harper’s brief stint in New York coincided with RJ Barrett’s second league in the year. The former Knicks might’ve left the city a couple of years ago, but they claim to have left their legacy behind in the form of Barrett.
If Barrett has a desire to be a guest on Pinson’s podcast and respond to what Pinson and Harper said, Pinson left that door open.
"“RJ, we’ll get you on here. We could all three get on here and you won’t sit on here and lie because I’ll knock the s— out you. We were busting your a—, RJ.”"
If we had to guess Barrett’s reaction to Pinson’s comments, it probably involved an eye roll and a few choice words. Barrett being a guest on Pinson’s podcast would make for an episode that Knicks fans would love to listen to, though.
Barrett is busy preparing to represent Canada at the 2023 FIBA World Cup, but maybe when that’s over, he’ll have some time to hop on Pinson’s podcast before the start of the 2023-24 season. If he wants to do so is another thing, but it’d all be in good fun.