50 Cent Trolls Ja Rule, Jokes Knicks Doomed After Trophy Photo

Rapper 50 Cent pokes fun at Ja Rule on social media, suggesting a recent photo of Ja Rule with the NBA's Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy is a bad omen for the New York Knicks. The Knicks are struggling in their playoff series against the Indiana Pacers due to injuries to key players.

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50 Cent Trolls Ja Rule, Jokes Knicks Doomed After Trophy Photo

50 Cent Trolls Ja Rule, Jokes Knicks Doomed After Trophy Photo

Rapper 50 Cent has taken to social media to poke fun at fellow rapper Ja Rule, suggesting that a recent photo of Ja Rule holding the NBA'sLarry O'Brien Championship Trophyis a bad omen for the New York Knicks' chances in their playoff series against the Indiana Pacers. The Knicks, who won 50 games in the regular season and entered the playoffs as the second seed in the Eastern Conference, have struggled with injuries to key players in their series against the Pacers.

In an Instagram post featuring a viral meme of Ja Rule with the trophy, 50 Cent wrote, "Man I told y'all don't bet on the Knicks this janky ass [emoji] was holding a trophy, the shit just didn't feel right now look. I told y'all stay away from that fool smh ya don't listen!" The post came after the Knicks lost Game 3 to the Pacers, falling behind 2-1 in the series.

The Knicks have been plagued by injuries to several key players during the playoffs. OG Anunoby, who averaged 35 minutes per game and was a critical part of head coach Tom Thibodeau's rotation, has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. The team has lost only three times in the 23 games Anunoby played this season. Other injured Knicks include Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson, and Bojan Bogdanovic.

The Knicks' struggles have drawn the attention of other NBA players as well. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green recently said of the Knicks, "The Knicks are setting y'all up for right now." The growing concern is that the team may not be able to overcome the mounting injuries and challenges to make a deep playoff run.

Despite the strong regular season and thrilling first-round series win over the Philadelphia 76ers, the Knicks now find themselves facing an uphill battle against the Pacers. With Anunoby expected to miss at least the next game and the status of other key players uncertain, the Knicks will need to dig deep and find a way to persevere if they hope to keep their championship aspirations alive. Whether 50 Cent's superstitious concerns about Ja Rule and the trophy photo prove prophetic remains to be seen.