First things first: don’t panic. Father’s Day is not for a few weeks yet, so you still have some time to order that gift or make travel plans. But one industrious young man on Twitter decided to get his dad’s gift early because it happened to be timely.
The New York Knicks made the playoffs for the first time since 2013. They’ve long been a league punching bag, having not won a championship since the 70s, and recently they’ve been faring far worse than the all-star Brooklyn Nets, who are currently prepping for round two of the playoffs with three of the biggest stars in the game (four if you count jokester Blake Griffin).
But the Knicks had reason to celebrate this year, as their scrappy team made its way to a playoff berth. A Twitter user who goes by “King Draft Music” decided to take advantage of this year’s good fortune by getting a pair of tickets to a game at Madison Square Garden. And he decided to take his dad. But he didn’t tell him that.
In a tweet that’s been shared 18,000 times and liked by more than 250,000 people, King Draft Music shared a photo of his dad on the train, in a Knicks jersey, heading out for a night with his son. His dad’s one request? To go somewhere they’d be able to watch the Knicks take on the Atlanta Hawks.
Taking my Dad out for Fathers Day (we live in different states) he kept saying “as long we go somewhere we can see the game.” He didn’t know we’re going to the game. 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/jURNMeujw4
— Draft (@KingDraftMusic) June 2, 2021
Surprise! They were going to the game, so I’m pretty sure Dad would be able to see it.
King Draft Music shared an update of his father on the steps of the basketball mecca, triumphantly raising his arms in appreciation.
For those asking for an update pic.twitter.com/o2GtdRSGiZ
— Draft (@KingDraftMusic) June 3, 2021
Unfortunately, that picture was clearly taken before the game, as the Knicks lost and were eliminated from the playoffs. But that’s no matter. It was a heck of an early Father’s Day gift, and regardless of the loss, Dad surely appreciated it.
Maybe next year the Knicks can advance a bit further, and the father and son fans can witness a victory together.