Let's hope that Thursday night is the last time the New York Knicks will ever be mentioned in the same breath as those two words.
There are countless negatives to take from Queen James' decision to field a superteam in South Beach, but every cloud has a silver lining.
At this point the only place for the Knicks to go is up, and that's exactly where they're going.
Here are five reasons that Knicks fans should be happy with their team.
People tend to discount everything Amar'e Stoudemire has done in his career because the entire time he played alongside future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash.
But, did we ever stop to think that maybe Steve Nash benefited just as much from Stoudemire as he did from Nash?
Maybe, just maybe, they made each other better.
I know, Stoudemire is not exactly what you would call a defensive stopper or a great rebounder, but if he's paired with a defensive-minded center than he could truly flourish.
Stoudemire will likely bring more offense to the table than David Lee did, but he also brings the Knicks something else—a superstar name.
Now that the Knicks have a five-time All-Star on the roster, the team instantly looks more attractive to other super stars (Carmelo Anthony, anyone?).
In fact, Stoudemire has several connections with the cream of the crop in the NBA, which is what makes his acquisition such a huge deal.
Just minutes after LeBron announced his decision to head South, Donnie Walsh made something out of nothing when he signed and traded David Lee rather than letting him walk for nothing.
Most Knicks fans weren't happy with the return for this trade, but that's probably because they're not familiar with the players.
This was a STEAL.
Knicks fans will look back at this in 10 years and wonder how the hell they pulled it off.
First off, 20-year-old Anthony Randolph has quietly become one of the NBA's rising stars, and he fits so perfectly into Mike D'Antoni's system.
Randolph is extremely quick and athletic. He has an excellent mid-range jumper, rebounding and shot-blocking ability.
In other words, think of him as a taller Rudy Gay.
However, because he fell out of favor in Golden State his minutes were limited, which is what has kept him from being recognized as one of the NBA's rising stars.
While he is still very raw, he has superstar potential and he complements Amar'e Stoudemire perfectly.
However, Walsh picked up more than just Randolph in this trade.
He also brought in swingman Kelenna Azubuike who is an excellent fit for D'Antoni's system and the State of New York as a whole.
Azubuike is one of the hardest workers in the NBA. He worked his way from the D-Leagues to averaging 14 points per game in Golden State.
However, he has been thrown aside throughout his career. He is a great defender and shooter, and his heart is huge.
Mark my words he will become a fan favorite in New York. He's a guy who reminds you of John Starks.
Then, the final pickup in this trade may have been the most important—Ronny Turiaf.
With the acquisitions of Randolph and Stoudemire, the Knicks needed that big man who plugs up the middle. They got that in Turiaf.
Turiaf is known for his rebounding and defense, which are the traits the Knicks so desperately needed out of the third big man to be rotated in.
From what I've read, Turiaf is also a great teammate.
All three of these guys seem to have been discounted due to the fact that they played in Golden State, but the Knicks seriously benefited from this trade.
They got one of the NBA's rising stars, and two of the NBA's best teammates.
Most Knicks fans are more likely to behead Donnie Walsh if they see him than shake his hand, but the guy knows what he's doing.
Walsh has proven himself as one of the NBA's smartest GM's and he proved that when he put forth Plan B just minutes after LeBron announced his decision.
Walsh always has something up his sleeve and I trust that he will continue to improve our roster.
With Donnie at the helm, 10 years of disasters will be a distant memory soon enough.
Eddy Curry and Stephon Marbury may have formed the most dynamic duo in sports history. I mean, there's no way they could have destroyed the Knicks' franchise without each other.
Eddy Curry has been a straight up cancer to the Knicks, a highly paid cancer at that.
However, Curry's contract has finally expired, and at the conclusion of this season he rewards his team with $11 million in cap relief.
Which means the Knicks have two options for Curry:
1) Trade him to a team seeking cap relief and get a nice return. (Andre Iguodala, Tony Parker)
2) Wait for Curry's contract to expire and try to bring in some assets from the 2011 free-agent class.
Which ever way you slice it, Curry will benefit the Knicks in some way for the first time since, well, ever.
For the first time in the lifetime of most Knicks fans, the team has young talent.
Wilson Chandler. Danilo Gallinari. Anthony Randolph.
Remember these three names because they hold the key to our future. And our future is in good hands.
Gallinari has already risen up the NBA's shooting ranks and may be the best sharpshooter in the NBA. And when you can shoot like that and you stand at 6'10", good things will happen.
Gallinari has already become a bit of a fan favorite in New York and with the way he has performed at the age of 21, he's definitely a guy to be excited about.
Chandler is a guy who has sort of come out of nowhere to become perhaps the Knicks best player.
At the age of 23, this swingman combines an ability to score from anywhere on the floor with extreme athletic ability.
Chandler continues to flourish in Mike D'Antoni's system and he's only getting better.
At age 20, Randolph runs the floor unbelievably well for a guy who stands at 6'11".
Randolph can just about do it all. He has a very good mid-range jumper, he can rebound, block shots, score in the low post, and throw down thunderous dunks.
He's still very raw but I think he could quickly become one of the league's best young players.
Overall, the Knicks are better then people think. I expect them to grab the sixth or seventh seed in the East this season, and steadily continue their rise to the apex of the Eastern Conference.