TE’s NYC: The Unfortunate Reality of Being a New York Knicks Fan
In a truncated season, it’s not uncommon to experience a wide range of emotions watching your professional basketball franchise of choice. Without the benefit of a full training camp, no summer league, and very few practices, a team that is still trying to gel will see it’s fair share of hardship.
Sadly, the Knicks have been in a perpetual state of turnover for the past 10 years.
How can a fan truly trust a team that doesn’t even seem to trust itself? It can’t, plain and simple. However, the Knicks, as presently constructed, offer something that fans haven’t seen in years: Hope. The talent is present to do some very impressive things this year and in the future and the collective basketball competency is higher than any team fans have seen since 1999 when Latrell Sprewell and Allan Houston were scoring in bunches.
Hope is a dangerous thing, though. It does things like raise expectations and force fans to analyze a team’s structure. It forces fans to care.