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NBA Twitter Reacts After Knicks Clinch Playoff Spot For First Time Since 2013

NBA Twitter Reacts After Knicks Clinch Playoff Spot For First Time Since 2013

For anybody that has been following the NBA, you'll know that the New York Knicks haven't been among the league's most successful teams of late.

Since 2013, they have been mired in mediocrity, dysfunction, and mismanagement, resulting in them becoming a laughing stock.

This season, though, that has all changed. Behind head coach Tom Thibedeau and team star Julius Randle, the Knickerbockers are officially headed back to the playoffs, signaling the rise of one of the world's most valuable franchises.

(via New York Post)

“Check it off the list,” Knicks’ All-Star Julius Randle tweeted after the Boston game. “We not close to done.”

The Knicks suffered for seven straight seasons as a lottery club but Tom Thibodeau changed the culture in his first year as head coach. He has brought continuity, defense and ball-sharing to get them into the playoffs for the first time since 2013, when they were ousted in the second round by Indiana.

After the win, with the Knicks' postseason ticket booked, NBA Twitter responded in waves:

This is obviously a monumental moment for the Knicks. After years of being sub-par, they're making a return to the playoffs as a widely respected and beloved basketball team.

It's truly a wonderful time for fans, and for the league.