This season, the Knicks will not win their first NBA title since 1973, when Richard Nixon ruled America and Tony Orlando ruled the airwaves.
They will, however, play respectable basketball until at least April, which means that I can write an article about 10 statistics that mark the Knicks season thus far without being smarmy and sarcastic.
(What would this article have looked like in a few years ago?)
1. Number of Knicks wins: 23.
2. Knicks punitive damage payment to Anucha Browne-Sanders in the MSG sexual harassment scandal: $11.6 million
3. Madison Square Garden interns and Stephon Marbury had sex in a truck: one.
4. Future hope: none.
End of article.
The following article doesn't contain numbers nearly as depressing but don't exactly represent a future championship team either. Some do, however, represent an era of hope and change in New York.