What’s A Knicks’ Fan To Do?

So the Final Four in the NBA are Boston, Miami, Oklahoma City and San Antonio.  This will be a long month for Knicks’ fans.

Start with the Eastern Conference Finals which are a matchup of the Knicks traditional enemy and their more recent enemy.  If you are a Knicks’ fan, you hate both Miami and Boston, so what do you root for?  I would suggest a seven-game series with multiple overtimes in each game that leave the winning team an empty shell of itself.

Then we have the Spurs.  You remember the Spurs, the team that denied the Knicks the NBA Title in 1999 and destroyed a remarkable playoff run?  Yeah, it’s pretty clear we can’t root for the Spurs.

So that leaves Oklahoma City.  On the surface, that would seem to be a pretty good option. They are a fun team to watch and Kevin Durant is not only a superstar, but he is in many ways the ‘Anti-Lebron”.  Durant not only refused to take his contract to free agency, but he signed his extension without any fanfare.

But, this is also the franchise that stabbed Seattle in the back.  They abandoned the 15th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and departed for the 43rd because of a lack of “fan support”.  Of course, there were thousands of fans who didn’t want to see them go, but their concerns were swept under the carpet. It’s hard to root for a franchise that abandoned its longtime fanbase.

Yes that’s what the Knicks’ fan is reduced to.  Either root for Oklahoma City, or make an even less palatable choice. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Knicks were actually still in the playoffs and not just spectators once again?

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  • blmeanie  On May 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    The Celtics haven’t been a rival of the Knicks since Ewing and Benard days, I say root for the C’s, they got the Heat right where they want them…

    • nysportsfanatic  On May 28, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      I if I were about 10 years younger, I could probably do that because apart from the last two years, I don’t think the Celtics and Knicks have been “good” at the same time in the last 20 years. But, I’m not and I remember the humiliations inflicted on the Knicks by the Celtics in the 1980’s. (Though I will always cherish 1990)

      It’s an awful position. I really don’t want to ever see LeBron win a title. But, I also could never root for the Celtics. No matter what, I am rooting for the Western Conference in the next round!

  • blmeanie  On May 29, 2012 at 8:22 am

    I feel the same about Lebron., I won’t even go so far as to capitalize the “b” as you did in his name.

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