Are New York Knicks Fans Too Optimistic or Too Cynical About 2012-13?

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Are New York Knicks Fans Too Optimistic or Too Cynical About 2012-13?
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New York Knicks fans are primed for another NBA season that could go either way. They know the Knicks might again squeak into the playoffs and get bounced in Round 1, or that the Knicks might take the Atlantic, and march right into the Eastern Conference Finals.

They are prepared to sneer again at the team’s perpetual folly, or elate at last in the Knicks (team and franchise) finally putting together a little something, something.

Many fans have already started sneering and elating, in a fit of premature articulation.

The preseason hasn’t even begun, yet the cynics are crowing about Carmelo’s shortfalls and predicting another typical Knicks letdown.

The most exuberant of the optimists wonder if the Knicks can beat the Lakers in seven.

So, what’s the deal? Are Knicks fans too optimistic or too cynical heading into 2012-13? Oh, there’s plenty of both to go around.

Let’s pluck some comments from some of the best Knicks forums out there—including our own here at Bleacher Report—and see what the people think.

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