Former Pine Crest star Brandon Knight talks Miami Heat, LeBron James July 3rd, 2012
This past weekend, Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight, a former Pine Crest star, hosted a skills clinic for young basketball players at his high school alma mater.
In between handing out lunch, speaking to campers and working on drills, Knight, an admitted former Heat fan, spoke about how “bittersweet” it was for him to watch his hometown team bring the NBA championship to South Florida.
“I grew up definitely a Heat fan,” he said. “I watched a lot of Heat games with my dad. I grew up watching Tim Hardaway, Alonzo Mourning, guys like that. It’s kind of tough for me now. I definitely enjoyed seeing them win, but it’s kind of bittersweet. I used to be a Heat fan, but I’m a Pistons fan all the way now. I congratulate the guys that won this past year, but I’m all about the Pistons.”
During his rookie season, Knight had two opportunities to play the Heat. And like most NBA players, he had an opinion on what it meant for LeBron James to win his first championship.
“It’s deserved. He worked hard,” Knight said of James. “He’s been there three times, so I felt he should finally get one. He pulled through and had an amazing series. He did a great job throughout the playoffs, playing hard and stepping up to help his team win.”
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