Knicks beat the 76ers in the NBA playoffs, but fans are more interested in Jason Bateman's hair…

Bateman attended the Knicks game at Madison Garden with his friend, actor Justin Theroux.

Pop Culture & Art April 21, 2024

New York Knicks fans got more than they bargained for at Game 1 of the NBA playoffs at Madison Garden. 

While their team grabbed a hard-fought victory over the Philadelphia 76ers (111-104), actor Jason Bateman's new hairstyle stole the show!

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Cameras caught Bateman celebrating a first-quarter dunk by Knicks center Isaiah Hartenstein, alongside his friend Justin Theroux, who was previously married to Jennifer Aniston. 

But it was Bateman's long hair and growing beard that had fans buzzing on X, with one user asking, “What happened to Jason Bateman???”

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Another user responded, appreciating Bateman’s “fantastic hair.”

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Many users added comical captions to the photo, with one saying Bateman resembles a man who is “writing a Manifesto.”

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On the court, the Knicks rode a balanced scoring attack with Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart leading the way with 22 points each. 

Brunson added a well-rounded performance with seven rebounds and assists, while Hart secured a double-double with 13 boards. Bench contributions from Miles McBride (21 points) and Bojan Bogdanovic (13 points) proved crucial.

Despite a 33-point performance from Tyrese Maxey and a 29-point outing by Joel Embiid, the 76ers fell short. The Knicks, boasting a superior 50-32 record compared to Philadelphia's 47-35, now hold a 1-0 series lead. 

The action returns to Madison Square Garden for Game 2 on Monday before shifting to Philadelphia.


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