Quitting The Knicks?

If you listen to talk radio or read the papers this morning, lots of people are renouncing their Knick fandom.  Apparently, the loss of Jeremy Lin has pushed them over the edge and sent them into the arms of another (the Nets?) franchise.  I don’t understand this at all.

Sure, Linsanity was fun, but if you were going to stop rooting for the Knicks, aren’t there about 1,000 other reasons to have done so.  Let’s look at some of those.

1- How about the fact that the playoff win over Miami in May was the first playoff game the team won since 2001?

2- Jim Dolan is the owner.

3- Isiah Thomas.  And the time when Isiah almost came back.  Forget for a moment the things Isiah did as GM to the Knicks, remember that this is a person who was found liable of sexual harassment.

4- The resignations of Jeff Van Gundy, Lenny Wilkens, Larry Brown, Mike D’Antoni….

5- Donnie Walsh being forced out after cleaning up Isiah’s mess.

Need I go on?

There are plenty of reasons to abandon the Knicks beyond the fact that they didn’t give a point guard who played 25 games for them a huge contract.

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  • blmeanie  On July 18, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    jumping to the Nets without Dwight Howard in the mix? Incredible. Jump Peter, jump.

    • nysportsfanatic  On July 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      Bl- I am not jumping. At least not yet.

      I have to admit it’s tempting. I can’t stand Dolan. I think he is a bully and a dictator, the way Steinbrenner was in his “glory” days. The difference is, I now have an alternative to the Knicks that play less than a 20-minute walk from my house. It wouldn’t be hard to adopt the Nets.

      But, I can’t imagine rooting for the Nets over the Knicks.

  • blmeanie  On July 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

    having a team 20 min walk away is incredible

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