To The New York Faithful: A Letter To All Knicks Fans

Jonathan GoldbergContributor IJuly 24, 2010

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Dear New York Knicks fans,

Rejoice! Hard times have finally gone. We have a brand new team, and things are looking good. Be excited, a new day dawns over Madison Square Garden.

It is important to fully understand the position our New York Knicks have put themselves in. This is a team that has not had a winning season since 01/'02, and has not seen the postseason since '03/'04.

The last ten year have been nothing short of a harsh, cruel joke. To Scott Layden and Isiah Thomas, on behalf of all New Yorkers, we hate you.

We have had to endure losing season after losing season. Not to mention the likes of Jerome "the human vacuum" James and Stephon "Vaseline is for eating" Marbury; just to name a few players in the game of what I can't in good conscience call, "Basketball."

Since the new Millennium, the Knicks have been a who's who of overpaid, talentless, injury prone, fat-asses who couldn't ball if they found themselves at the ball pit at a McDonalds' play place. Ironically enough, this is where Eddy Curry has spent most of his time over the past three years.

Like I said, things are looking up, but do not feed into the hype of the media big-wigs. You must prepare for a mediocre season still. Take solace in the fact that the Knicks finally have to potential to go .500 this season; and that with the young talent on board, there is much room to grow as the years go by.

A new decade is here, and so is a new team. With it comes the most offensively dominating power forward in the league, a solid point guard to replace Chris "I'm Sooo Tired" Duhon, and a plethora of guys ready to work hard and fight to win every game.

The 8th seed in the East is a lock, the 7th is obtainable, and even the 6th is a possibility. The Cavs have all but fallen out of the playoffs with the departure of Court Jester James, and Indiana has failed to improve this off-season. The Bobcats spent the summer going backwards, and the Raptors have entered a period of rebuilding.

The years of sub .500 playoff teams are coming to an end in the East. But this year, around 38 wins could earn you that 8th seed. The Knicks should not have a problem overcoming 38 wins.

When was the last time you were so excited for the Knicks to win only 38 games?

My-oh-my, how times have changed!


Forever yours' Knicks world,


J. Goldberg