Boston Celtics legend torments Knicks fans after Game 7 loss: 'Little Knick energy'

May 19, 2024; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) flexes his left hand
May 19, 2024; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) flexes his left hand / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce tormented Knicks fans after New York lost Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden on May 19; stomping on a Jalen Brunson jersey and telling Knicks fans they were displaying "little Knick energy."

"Y'all Knick fans are delusional stfu and get over it (your) season is over, deal with it," Pierce prefaced before saying, "Good year, tho."

"Tell em why you mad son," he said in another.

I mean probably because of this:

Brunson fractured his left hand in Game 7, missing the final frame; though the game was well out of reach anyway. It definitely comes off as celebrating his injury, but Pierce made sure to clear things up and claim it wasn't personal towards the point guard.

"This wasn’t about Brunson this was about The Knicks, so send me another Knicks player jersey and I’ll do it again," Pierce said.

Finally, he hit Knicks fans where it hurt, inverting their "Big Knick Energy" slogan on them.

"Y'all showing little Knick energy right now," Pierce tweeted at the Knicks fanbase.

Boston Celtics face tougher foe in Pacers than they would've against banged-up Knicks

By the end of Game 7, Celtics fans should've cheered for the banged-up Knicks to make a comeback considering they were without four of their top eight rotation players and were probably close to being without Josh Hart and OG Anunoby, who valiantly played despite an abdominal injury and a hamstring injury, respectively, as well.

New York had no chance pretty much the entire game, and now the Cs will face a full-strength (minus Bennedict Mathurin) Pacers squad with several players peaking at the right time.

Boston is still heavily favored to advance to the NBA Finals, but it'll be a tougher road going through Indiana than it would've been in NY.