When you think of Howard Stern, you tend to think more of porn stars and ‘Fartman’ then you do about basketball and basketball analysts. But the two worlds have collided this week as a feud has seemingly been started between the iconic shock jock and former New York Knicks head coach and current ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy.
Stern, who tends to be one of the various famous New Yorker regularly seen court side at Knicks games, was put on blast by Van Gundy after Stern left a game before it had finished. Van Gundy’s bashing of Stern eventually go back to him and the man who airs all his dirty laundry and more on his SiriusXM radio show did exactly that in regards to Van Gundy.
TMZ transcribed the gist of Stern’s rant he went on during his radio show on Tuesday:
“Jeff, I hate to explain it to you, but people who are really busy and have multiple careers going and get up at all hours of the day, they cant stay at the basketball game.”
Stern then went on to call Van Gundy a loser — who can’t get a job coaching in the NBA because he’s a “f**king schlub.”
This is both a really stupid feud but something that’s important for Knicks fans — and general sports fans — to know about. It’s not that Howard Stern and Jeff Van Gundy are feuding, it’s that they’re feuding and the Knicks are so terrible that we actually care.
Phil Jackson may be the savior, but he apparently can’t save us from everything.