Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I am prepared to make a convincing argument that the Knicks woes over the second half of the season comes as a direct result of Amar’e Stoudemire’s alleged relationship with singer Ciara. Ever since she entered the picture, the progress the Knicks had made through the first half of the season came to a halt, and we’ve been playing .500 basketball from that point on.
After a win over the Portland Trailblazers on January 11th, the Knicks had a record of 22-15, which is easily the most games over .500 we’ve been in years. Shortly after this period of jubilation, rumors began to surface in mid January that Amar’e had been seen with Ciara at various locations around the Meatpacking District, which is in fact the area he currently lives in. Then like clockwork, the Knicks lost 5 games in a row, and by the end up the month, our record was 25-22.
February didn’t turn out any better, with a 5-5 record for the month, including losses to the damn Philadelphia 76ers, LA Clippers and Cleveland Cavaliers. To make matters worse, with the acquisition of Carmelo Anthony, and with Carmelo’s wife La La Vasquez being a close friend of Ciara, Ciara has been spotted at more games, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that our record has suffered since then. Ever since this lineup change, the Knicks have a record of 8-12, bringing our overall record to 36-38 for the season.
Ciara brings an aura of losing to any vicinity she’s in because her career is in fact one big L. When she first came onto the scene, she started off hot with a string of hit singles including “Goodies,” “1, 2 Step” and “Oh.” Even with her second album, she was able to remain relevant with songs such as “Like A Boy” and “Promise.” However, besides her skilled dancing, people began to realize she had no other talent, and her novelty career eventually began to sink. She has become so irrelevant that even her record company dropped her. This means Soulja Boy currently has a record deal, but Ciara doesn’t. That sounds like losing to me. To add insult to injury, she even got into a squabble with Rihanna on Twitter, with Rihanna clowning her for not being able to find a stage to perform on. How many L’s can one human being take?
The moral of the story is, if the Knicks want to get back to their earlier winning ways, Amar’e needs to get away from her immediately and she needs to be banned from Madison Square Garden. The fate of our franchise depends on this.