*Sigh* The playoff dreams of my beloved New York Knicks ended in such a patented Knicks way. As soon as us fans started getting our hopes up is when the “Blue & Orange” brought us back to reality. I mean, I should have known better, man. I’ve been a Knicks fan my entire life and it always ends this way. It never ends with a blowout or clear domination, but with the team in a position to win. However, that damn win never comes. Per usual, this is the way our season ended on Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers. Despite the same movie playing over and over again, it still hurts, son.
First off, we should have never been in this position to begin with. While the regular season series against the Pacers was tied at 2-2, we should have been way more competitive against them. There’s no excuse for losing Game 1 at home. We had one of the best home records in the league and we let these dudes steal home-court advantage from us? With that being said, I still wasn’t worried at first. After we smacked the Pacers in Game 2, I figured we’d finally woken up and realized we have to earn our way to the Eastern Conference Finals. Sadly, that game was the last time the Knicks played like the #2 seed in the East.
In terms of the “Blame Game,” there’s a lot of it to go around. Let’s start with Mike Woodson. After praising this dude in a previous post, he decided to completely shit the bed in this series. When he’s this far into the playoffs, why the fuck are we switching rosters around? Why the fuck would he bring back A’mare Stoudemire at a time like this? Let’s keep it real for a second, man. A’mare hasn’t been good since Carmelo Anthony came to town. They simply don’t mesh together, man. If Woodson has been successful with a particular lineup for most of the season, why would he alter that now? I mean, he won 50+ games without A’mare, so leave his ass on the bench, man.
Next, let’s talk about this JR Smith dude. In my eyes, he should give back his Sixth Man of the Year award. He no longer deserves that shit, son. This team has depended on him for the entire season and this is the time he decides to forget how to play basketball? Ever since his suspension for flagrantly fouling Jason Terry during the series against the Boston Celtics, this dude couldn’t hit a roach with a boulder, man. Seriously, homie missed EVERYTHING! Jump shots, layups, free throws, you name it. It was the most ridiculous shit to witness. He literally forgot how to play ball, man. It’s simply preposterous.
Finally, let’s talk about the rest of these bums. What happened to all of that veteran leadership Jason Kidd, Marcus Camby, Kurt Thomas and Rasheed Wallace were supposed to provide, huh? Thomas was released, Wallace retired (again), Camby got no minutes and Kidd hadn’t score a point since before my son’s birth. Iman Shumpert and Pablo Prigioni were the only players who seemed to play worth a damn toward the end. When it comes to Melo, his low shooting percentage is another reason we lost this series. I don’t care if he scores 30 points if it takes him 30 shots to do it, man. Our offense completely died when he resigned to engage in “hero ball.”
I don’t know what else there is to say, man. I’m fucking pissed. This season was a wasted opportunity, son. No Derrick Rose, no Rajon Rondo, no Danny Granger and we still couldn’t get it done. I get mad at this team every year and still always end up coming back. I guess next season will be no different, man. Good day. Wait, no, it isn’t a good day. Bad day to all.