What Do NBA Playoffs Mean? Just The Beginning of Knicks Misery!


Where Are You Phil?

SPANISH HARLEM, NY – Yesterday marked the last game of the NBA’s regular season. And as usual, it ended without a Knicks post-season appearance. This was supposed to be the year the Orange & Blue would make the NBA Playoffs – remember? The Knickerbockers went into their off-season looking to make a splash – and a splash they made; trading for Derrick Rose! But it didn’t end there, as Phil Jackson added Joakim Noah and Brandon Jennings to the mix. Confidence was certainly high in New York but little did we know… It was the beginning of possibly the worst season in this franchise’s history.

I know, I know… some will focus on the times when the team lost more games. Older fans will complain about the Patrick Ewing years and how they never got over the hump. Those my age will talk about the Isiah Thomas years, when they drafted and traded for good talent, only to watch them lose or get injured. The Knicks came into this season hoping that a change in personnel would finally get them to the playoffs, but it never materialized. There were moments when you looked at this team and saw a lot more talent; times when you said to yourself, “This team may have a chance.” Those feelings came and went and hope turned into anguish.

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As the season dwindled into nothingness, fans saw that the Knicks were out of, well, everything. Including their minds and the playoffs. As a fan base, we came to grips with the fact that the team was lottery bound. They couldn’t even lose the right way, knowing full well that the best option would be to tank, the coaching staff decided to play their best players late in the games when they should of gave those minutes to other players. Phil Jackson could have come down from his high horse and told Jeff Hornacek to do everything in his power to lose, but as always, Phil did nothing.

Let It All Out Melo!

Changes need to be made, but I don’t have any reason to believe that this organization has the people in place to make the right moves and I don’t mean just trading Carmelo Anthony. As much as this staff and fans believe that trading Melo is the right thing to do, they will get nothing in return that could make this team better for next season and that’s what makes all of this one of the worst Knicks seasons ever. The bad news… it will get worse before it gets better!

As a Melo fan… if this the last game he played as a Knicks, I will leave you with this to remember him by.

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  • Nick Erbocker

    Did you see Carmelo after the game? He said it’s all up to him whether he’s back or not. That is *flocking ridiculous and show the sh*t show the Knicks are.

    *Edited by MTM Censors!

    • benwhit

      He has a no trade clause. It is up to him.

  • jgclancy

    Hehe..no one actually believed at any point they’d make the playoffs, right?
    How about them Rangers!

    • Junoir Blaber

      I am ready to treat you and Ward! Can we do a Tuesday morning?

      Oh and this Rangers v Habs series feels like the first team to 1 wins the game.

      • jgclancy

        I am free Tuesday on April 25th if the Angry One can work it in. Next week I am mucho busy-o

        • Analyzing “The View” does not constitute “busy.” #GoodMetsFun

          • jgclancy

            Lou Reed’s song The View is well worth analysis -anything to do with Baba Wawa —is not. Now The Chew is where it’s at baby 😉

            P.S.—I’ll give ya a 9 outta 10 on that line—-good one O Short

      • AngryWard

        Brunch is on Saturday or Sunday. I work on Tuesdays.

  • Dude

    They can’t even tank properly. I think Phil wants a worse pick so he won’t be forced by fan outrage to draft a modern point guard. The good ones should all be gone now leaving him to draft that French guy who fits the stupid ass triangle. At some
    Point will Knicks season ticket holders hold ownership accountable? I don’t get it, highest prices in the league to watch a d league team. Absolutely pathetic

  • Cheesybruin

    NYC was electrified when the Knicks couldn’t get over the hump called the Chicago Bulls. The Knicks were the second best NBA team when they lost to those Jordan-Pippen teams. Can’t believe you’re too young to remember! NY needs a Knick resurgence for a new generation to experience.

    • Buddy Diaz

      I remember the Ewing years, especially the Charles Smith debacle. Always going deep into the playoffs but losing out to Jordan and the Bulls. Those were some of the best memories but also tough to take when they lost. We should of beat Houston in the championship when Jordan semi-retired but of course we found a way to lose that series as well.

      • Charles Smith. Ugh. And Starks going 3-18 vs Houston. And Ewing’s missed dunk. Ouch.

  • Hey… The Rangers and and Zack Wheeler won… and Judge is giving John Sterling layups with court-centric material that he’s already beating into the ground! Things are looking up around here!!!

    • benwhit

      Too bad you can’t play the Phillies every game

      • AngryWard

        Too bad you can’t play the Rays every game.

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