Larry David takes in Knicks game with Susie Essman as ‘Curb’ series finale approaches

Larry David was feeling pretty, pretty good while sitting courtside for the Knicks’ 120-109 win over the Kings on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. 

The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star was seated next to his fellow castmate, Susie Essman, just three days ahead of the show’s series finale set to air on Sunday night. 

David made a wacky heart gesture with his hands when he was shown on the MSG video board, while Essman, who plays the wife of his manager on the HBO series, waved to the camera before breaking into laughter while looking over at David’s overall goofiness. 

Larry David had some fun while the Knicks took on the Kings.

“Curb” has enjoyed a 12-season run that has made it a part of the pop culture zeitgeist and brought David, who also helped create the 1990s hit “Seinfeld,” more critical acclaim.

David is an avid fan of the Knicks and the fellow Garden-dweller Rangers, which he incorporated into a recent episode of the show that aired Sunday. 

“You want to talk about the Rangers…” David says in the episode. “How about the way Breadman [Artemin Panarin] is playing the wing, controls that puck? It’s really amazing, isn’t it?”

Though David’s passion for his New York teams runs deep, he didn’t seem to have the same good time over the weekend at the men’s basketball NCAA Tournament in Boston

Comedians Larry David and Susie Essman sit on celebrity row during the second quarter. Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post
Larry David seen talking to and shaking hands with director Spike Lee at Thursday night’s Knick game.

Several videos and images on social media from UConn’s win over Illinois seemed to show the funnyman not really enjoying his night at TD Garden, and David admitted during an earlier appearance on the “Rich Eisen Show” that he wasn’t a big fan of March Madness. 

“This tournament — how much can I follow in sports?” he said. “I’m supposed to know who’s on Drake? I mean, this is crazy — crazy. Valparaiso? I know names on Valparaiso? This is insane. I don’t know anything. Maybe I’ll watch the semifinal, but that’s it. What can I do? I’ve got the Rangers, I’ve got the Knicks; I can’t follow all these teams. How do people do it? How do they do it?”

The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” series finale airs on Sunday at 10 p.m. Eastern on HBO and Max.


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