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NYC Native Maurice Harkless Renounces His Knicks Fandom After Sixers Draft Him

Sixers first round pick Maurice Harkless was born in New York, grew up a Knicks fan and even went school in the city at St. Johns.

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But last night, things changed when he was taken by the rival 76ers. Harkless says he renounces his Knicks fandom, but does appreciate that Philly isn't too far from home

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."Now I can't be a fan of the Knicks," said the Queens-born product who grew up rooting for the Orange and Blue but now places his loyalties a little under 100 miles away.

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"That's really cool to me because I've pretty much been close to home my whole life, going to St. John's and being from New York and having my family close and being able to come out to games is definitely a great feeling," said Harkless, a 19-year-old, athletic 6-foot-8 small forward with huge upside as a rebounder and defender."

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For more on Harkness, check out our NBA Draft stream.

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