Cuttino Mobley—remember him? Didn't think so.
Well, he was once a Knick for a New York minute in 2009. Now he's suing the team for "[ending] his career by having him declared medically ineligible to play because of a preexisting heart condition." He claims New York forced him into retirement to save $19 million.
What a clever cap-room strategy by the front office on that one if true. It took Mobley's two-year contract off the books and paid dividends in luxury-tax relief. It helped bring Amar'e Stoudemire to the Garden.
That got us thinking. What if the Knicks were deftly able, in one way or another, to force a player, or coach, to retire? You can imagine James Dolan sitting in the shadows of a damp leaky cellar with two goons on each side, rasping "Your services are no longer required. Thank you."
Here's a quick look at 20 former Knicks (er, turkeys?) that would be on the other side of that conversation.
Have a great Thanksgiving!