Knicks fans can’t even watch an animated movie on Christmas without being reminded about how bad the Knicks are.
While watching the new Pixar animated movie “Soul” Knicks fans noticed a joke that took a shot at the team’s ineptitude throughout the years.
In the brief clip shared on social media, the main character Joe meets a soul claiming that he has been messing with “this team” for decades and the camera quickly cuts to a Knicks player missing a dunk as the announcer states that the team had lost another game.
I can’t escape the Hard Knicks Life!
Look at this clip from the movie “Soul” that came out today which I’m watching with the kids.
— It’s a Hard Knicks Life (@HardKnicksLife) December 26, 2020
One of the writers of the movie admitted that he was responsible for the Knicks joke.
For all those asking, YES. I am responsible for that Knicks joke in @PixarSoul. I’m a diehard, lifelong Knicks fan. Despite their enormous payroll, the last time they won a championship was 1973. The year I was BORN. I think I earned the right to make that joke.
— Kemp Powers (@Powerkeni) December 25, 2020
Knicks fans had some hilarious reactions to the joke.
Disney didn’t have to do the Knicks like that in Soul 💀
— Defending Champs 🏆 (@SaviorOfChina_) December 25, 2020
Soul movie really made fun of the Knicks AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA
— Daniel Francis (@danielfrancish) December 25, 2020
Soul really just referenced the Knicks in this movie. That is FOUL !!! pic.twitter.com/tJxQ8ThHxw
— TJ da SUPERIOR NEGRO 🦹🏾♂️ (@tjarchiejr) December 25, 2020
im hurt by the knicks reference in soul LMAO
— JVK (@thisisjamesvk) December 25, 2020