A visual artist has made a great edit of Donovan Mitchell as Spiderman after rumors of the Utah Jazz guard being traded to the Knicks emerged. Mitchell grew up in New York and would be the biggest star to join the team in over a decade. His resume of never missing the playoffs has enticed Knick fans who have seen their team acquire assets over the years and add Jalen Brunson to the team this season.
The original maker of the image is Instagram user @FabCaso, but it was shared on Twitter by an Atlanta Hawks fan, who criticized New York fans for making edits like that. However, it is a great story if Mitchell comes back to New York and saves the Knicks from mid-table and lottery purgatory. He'll swoop in to save the Knicks, similar to how a certain man in a spider suit does all over NY.
Many fans have been negative, but many have shared positive messages about the edit, increasing the anticipation of a possible Mitchell trade that sends him to play at Madison Square Garden.
This edit is extremely well-thought-out considering Mitchell's nickname and the fact that Spiderman serves the New York neighborhood. If he comes to the city, this may be a golden marketing opportunity for both him and the team.
As things happen in New York, if Mitchell ends up not delivering on the team, the fanbase will be quick to ruthlessly attack him and this moniker. Playing in New York is hard but Mitchell can live out his childhood dreams and play in the Mecca of basketball in the world in Madison Square Garden.
Mitchell in New York will definitely make them almost a lock for the Playoffs in the East if they can find the right chemistry. Depending on what the Knicks give up, a move for Mitchell to bring him back to his hometown might be one they cannot pass up on.