6 Reasons Why the New York Knicks Won't Win the 2013-14 NBA Championship

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6 Reasons Why the New York Knicks Won't Win the 2013-14 NBA Championship
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The New York Knicks think they are going to win the 2013-14 NBA championship. Shooting guard J.R. Smith says he is "100 percent sure" that they will, via Marc Raimondi of the New York Post. Owner James Dolan also expects a ring, according to ESPN.com.

They are wrong. The Knicks have a lot of talent, and it would be surprising if they did not make the playoffs. But they also have some significant weaknesses. They don't have a championship-caliber defense, and their offense sputters when Smith and Carmelo Anthony are held in check.

The biggest reason the Knicks won't end their title drought has nothing to do with them, though. Their competition in the East is insurmountable. Four other teams in the conference have legitimate claims to being the league's best squad, and one of them has the greatest player since Michael Jordan.

There are also other factors to consider. Here are the top-six reasons why the Knicks won't win the 2013-14 championship.

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