For the final 5 months, Knicks followers have been overtly rooting in opposition to their workforce. “Tank for Zion” has been a typical saying amongst the plenty inside Madison Sq. Backyard, and tank the Knicks did, ending with the worst file within the NBA.
In traditional Knicks style, nonetheless, they tanked within the worst potential 12 months, when the NBA modified the foundations to provide the groups with the three worst file the identical odds on the No. 1 choose and the highest 6 groups comparable odds. However no matter, the Knicks stunk and their followers have been celebrating the opportunity of drafting Zion Williamson (or buying and selling that choose for Anthony Davis) for the reason that season ended.
Properly, when you imagine what occurred throughout ESPN’s rehearsal forward of tonight’s NBA Draft lottery, Knicks followers are going to be upset. (WARNING: This footage is graphic in nature to Knicks followers and shouldn’t be shared with anybody in New York.)
On this footage, the Suns get the primary choose and the rights to Zion, the Mavs get the second choose and no matter they’d need to do with Ja Morant, and the Knicks…they could should tank one other 12 months in the event that they miss out on Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and every other free agent, as a result of at No. 5 there isn’t a franchise-changer like Zion.
In fact, that is JUST REHEARSAL. Nothing is remaining or determined. The ping-pong balls haven’t fallen but. They don’t fall till later tonight. That is NOT a conspiracy in opposition to the Knicks. It’s simply good ol’ style leaked footage. However watching Knicks followers squirm is price writing these phrases.