New York Knicks: 5 Reasons Not to Get Too Excited About Their Hot Start

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New York Knicks: 5 Reasons Not to Get Too Excited About Their Hot Start
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The New York Knicks are looking great at the start of the 2012-2013 NBA season, but that has to make you wonder: Can it really last?

Everything seems to be going right for the oldest team in the NBA.

Every veteran that was brought in to lead has been doing exactly that.

Carmelo Anthony has been able to do what he does best, looking like a bona fide superstar in the process.

We've even seen some very pleasant surprises from some under-the-radar acquisitions, including Ronnie Brewer and Rasheed Wallace.

The offense is looking superb, and the defense is just plain stellar. What more could the New York fans ask for? They're 3-0 for the first time in 13 years!

Well, to be honest, the fans are probably asking for much, much more. This is New York, no one is ever satisfied with their team's success, and no team gets respect unless they've undoubtedly earned it.

And why should the Knicks get respect anyways? No team can be summed up in three games, no matter how good they looked. The Knicks haven't won anything yet, and in New York it's all about winning. No fanbase in the Big Apple is more starved for a title than the New York Knicks. 

From a skeptical fan's perspective, this whole team will be just a bunch of bums if they go on even a little bit of a losing streak. That's just how this city is. 

I'm one of those skeptical fans, and I've got five reasons why you shouldn't get too excited about New York's hot start. 

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