Poor New York. Seriously, you almost feel bad. They have such a ridiculous sense of entitlement and all it does is result in more heartbreak. Remember the days when people would give anything to be pursued by a New York franchise? Now they got DeAndre Jordan giving them morning meetings. I am not even kidding, DeAndre Jordan taking an AM meeting with he Knicks is like asking a girl to go out for drinks, and she responds by agreeing to get coffee. You know how impressive you have to be to convince a woman to fuck you over coffee? Thats's how hard it is to convince a player to sign a contract to play on a terrible team as soon as they fucking wake up. Players used to flock to New York like it was a big breasted blonde bitch standing alone at the bar, and now they are offering the ugly duckling pity conversations so they don't head home and kill themselves.
It's not just the Knicks either. Remember the days when every major free agent was already considered a Yankee before there current deal elsewhere was even expired? Now, even the Yankees, who aren't hamstrung by a salary cap are mediocre. Not that I pay that much attention to baseball, but I couldn't name more than 5 players currently on the Yankees. You used to be able to rattle off the 5 biggest superstars in the sport and it would be like reading off the top half of their lineup. The Rangers? Sure, they are a great team now, but superstar players aren't dying to go there. Jesus Christ, it doesn't matter if they are good or bad, every time they do get a superstar he immediately turns to shit. It's a modern miracle that they have been so good recently when their highest paid players have been so goddamn awful when it matters.
Did anyone think it was a good idea to take the Knicks job? Doesn't he have an advisor that could have stepped in? This was a guaranteed failure from day one. They had to sign Carmelo for like a billion dollars even though he's impossible to win with. Then they ship off JR Smith and Iman Shumpert to Cleveland and LeBron James basically turned dog piss to wine. Fucking LeBron parted the seas and somehow dragged those two lifeless corpses to an NBA final. I am not even a LeBron fan, but he should get some type of award for making those two look like capable basketball players. Even when they make the right moves they can't win in the public eye. Now they can't get anyone to sign. Phil Jackson could stand on top of MSG and just started pouring wheel barrels full of cash over the side at potential free agents and they would take out their umbrellas on the way to their next destination. It's actually sad how far the 'mighty' have fallen. It's not even fun to hate a team that can't even compete. The most interesting part of the Knicks is a 7'2 white foreigner that will be stocking the top row at 'Barnes & Noble' in 3 years. Phil Jackson is used to taking a gem and molding it into a diamond. This time around he was given 100 pounds of elephant shit and asked to pick out the peanuts shells. There's no amount of money in the world that can adequately compensate a player for willingly entering into the circus that is the New York Knicks.
Don't do it Joey....