Disney’s ‘Soul’ movie dunks on Knicks with hilarious scene

Being a Knicks fan is bad enough when you just consider the poor brand of basketball that New York has provided in recent seasons. But now even animated movies are taking cheap shots at the Knicks.

Disney’s “Soul” movie was released on Christmas Day and has received rave reviews. The sports fans who’ve seen it may have noticed one particular scene that involves the Knicks, though, and let’s just say it’s not kind to New York City’s oldest NBA team.

Here’s the scene:

“Check this out. I have been messing with this team for decades,” says one particular soul in “The Great Beyond” before throwing something at a basketball player. The scene shifts quickly to real life where an animated Knicks player gets stuffed by the rim on a dunk.

“And the Knicks lose another one,” says an unseen announcer as the Knicks player falls to the ground.

It’s certainly not hard to pick on the Knicks. They’ve finished below .500 and out of the playoffs in each of the last seven full seasons, and their last NBA title came in 1973.

That’s something that Soul’s screenwriter Kemp Powers knows very well. He wrote on Twitter that he’s a lifelong Knicks fan and that it was he who made sure to get the Knicks bashing into the film.

At least Powers made the Knicks a winning joke, since they’re not doing a whole lot of simply winning of late. 

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