Guy looks like the kind of putz who’d pull a stunt like this…
33 year old Evan Perlmutter put his New York Knicks fandom up for bid on Ebay, stating that he was frustrated with the franchise.
James Riedel — a 23-year-old YouTuber from Southern California — had the winning bid of $3,500 this week. Perlmutter will now be a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers.
“I am a lifelong LeBron James fan, and a Lakers fan of a month and half,” Riedel told Bleacher Report. “I originally thought about turning Evan into a Nets fan for the torment, but I feel like he should be able to root for the King before he retires.”
There are stipulations to the deal, however. Perlmutter promised to bet $500 on the team’s over/under, get a license plate casing for his car, and purchase NBA League Pass. He’ll also attend two Lakers games this season — one home and one on the road — and buy a pair of jerseys, too.
He also promised to burn at least three pieces of Knicks memorabilia, which Riedel plans to use on his YouTube channel.
The Knicks themselves didn’t take too kindly to his public sale; however they seem to have moved on just fine.
“We’re sure our millions of loyal Knicks fans won’t mind losing this attention-grabbing gentleman,” the team said in a statement. “We remain focused on the upcoming season—with a hard-working team that is proud to represent New York and its dedicated fans.”
Would have been SOOOO much better if he had to root for the Clippers…