So, after going into tank mode about 10% of the way into the season, the Knicks are suddenly showing signs of being a basketball team just as they were about to wrap up the league's worst record, and their fans are none too pleased. And while I always enjoy a nice jab at Knicks fans, I get the frustration too.
My most disliked thing about the NBA today is how the rules encourage front offices to tank, but seeing as those are the rules in place, I understand why many go that route. I also totally understand that the players that are on the court are always going to try to win, which is the way it should be. But when you are selling your fans on a future centered on having one of, if not the, first choice among the best players coming out of college, don't expect your fans to be doing cartwheels when you jeopardize that plan by winning meaningless games in the waning days of a lost season.