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Dispelling the Fans and Media's Biggest Misconceptions About the NY Knicks
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'You see, you need to pass the ball more. Right, Spike?'

The New York Knicks are a historic franchise and New York is a great place to play sports, but the media can be too much to bear for some. Just ask Randy Johnson.

There are so many websites, blogs, TV channels, radio shows and newspapers, it can be media overkill. They all have to say or write something and they it want it to be compelling, so every other day we're told that the sky is falling at MSG.

Most of the time, it's just not true.

Fans can be similarly overzealous and prone to overreaction. Players play, coaches coach and fans spout any and all opinions that pop into their heads concerning "their" team. Such is the nature of fanaticism.

When the Patriots lost Super Bowl XLVI to the Giants in February, some Bostonians cried their eyes out. New England tight end Rob Gronkowski went out on a bad ankle and danced his butt off. Fans simply have a skewed sense of reality.

So if we look beyond the lunacy of fans and the myopia of the media, what common claims about the team can we cast aside?

This season will be the Knicks' best chance in over a decade to dispel the many misconceptions about the team. They will have the opportunity to do it on the court, because, as Rasheed Wallace knows, ball don't lie.

Here are the eight biggest misconceptions about the Knicks, and why they're just not true.

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