Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sad State of Affairs

The New York Knicks are 2-8. It's not a likeable underdog 2-8. It's not a give-it-all-you-got but under-talented 2-8. It's a franchise in turmoil 2-8. A sexually harassed 2-8. A 2-8 with very little redeeming qualities.

The coach, Isiah Thomas is better at sexually harassing than at coaching basketball. Stephon Marbury is better at leaving the team than running a team. Eddy Curry, Zach Randolph, and Quentin Richardson aren't very good at anything. None of the above is tremendously likeable.

I've always felt that Jamal Crawford has the talent to become the scoring leader of a decent team. He needs to be more consistent and have a new collection of teammates. Eventually, I'm just going to have to admit that I was wrong, but that moment hasn't arrived yet.

The sad thing about it is that guys like Ronaldo Balkman, Nate Robinson, and David Lee are associated with this bunch of heartless losers. At least these three try. They actually dive on the floor if the ball is rolling around there. They might even want to win the game, at least Lee and Balkman.

It's a sad state of affairs when it's excruciating to root for your favorite team since childhood, but that's what the Knicks have become. It's time to fire Isiah Thomas and get rid of everyone on the Knicks and fast. Hey, Thomas managed to revamp the team into this mess in only a couple years time, so it's possible.

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