After The Charles Oakley Fiasco, The Knicks Are Officially A Parody Of A Professional Sports Organization
That's it, I am ready to call it. Without doing too much research I think it's safe to proclaim that the New York Knicks - as currently constructed - are the most dysfunctional organization in sports history. A beloved figure getting dragged out and arrested for feuding with an incompetent owner might not definitively be the craziest thing to ever happen (thanks to Geno Smith losing his starting spot due to a right hook from a special teamer). However, you mix in the Derrick Rose disappearing act and Phil Jackson's coded, cryptic subtweets disparaging the player he's in the process of trying to trade and you get a volatile recipe for unforeseen, abject disaster. We are talking about a level of absurdity that has only been intentionally reached for comic relief in movies that are meant to parody locker room dynamics. The last time I remember this much in-fighting was in 'Major League' the the Indians got kicked out for starting a bench clearing brawl with themselves. I bet if you called any self-respecting coach/GM to take over the Knicks you'd probably get an answer similar to this...
The Knicks are such a mess that the fans don't even want to hear that Charles Oakley was wronged. They would collectively be disappointed if he wasn't verbally assaulting James Dolan from a few rows back. Sure, they are pissed that he was kicked out, but they are a lot more pissed he wasn't able to wrap his hands around a franchise crippling buffoon's neck to make that ejection worthwhile. The product on the court has been so laughable that the fans have taken to cheering on an esteemed former athlete who is getting into the type of shoving match with security that you'd expect from a belligerently drunk 20-something. If you filmed a documentary revolving around the 2016-2017 New York Knicks it would legitimately play like a mockumentary. All this un-ironic lampoon is missing is one member of the organization sleeping with another member's wife. This shitshow is only going to get worse and I don't know how much worse you can get than instigating a physical altercation with one of the baddest men on the planet in front of an arena full of people.
P.S. Let us all pray that this man's family wasn't watching so he'll be able to retain the household "pants"...