What A Joke

Thursday Night the Knicks will play their first game in the month of May in 11 years.  The only reason they are playing in May this time is because of the NBA lockout and subsequent late start to the playoffs, but it is a game in May. ‘And the Knicks will play this game without Amar’e Stoudemire because Amar’e lacerated his hand taking on a fire extinguisher last night.

It’s hard for a franchise that has has as bad a stretch as the Knicks have had over the last 10 years to embarrass itself further, but the Knicks have managed to do so. In Game 1 they were absolutely outclassed by the Heat.  Now, they have lost their co-captain because of his stupidity.

But amazingly, this might actually help the Knicks.  Amar’e and Carmelo are a terrible pairing. Neither cares about playing defense and they are terrible at sharing the ball. Without Amar’e on the floor, Carmelo can do what he does best and the Knicks could put someone like Jeffries in to play defense.  (assuming Jeffries is physically up to it.)

That doesn’t excuse Amar’e stupidity and it doesn’t change the fact that the Knicks are likely on the verge of being swept.  I’m not sure what can change that, but Carmelo playing like a superstar would be a big help.

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