Nets and Knicks
The time has finally arrived, it's time for a brand new edition of the worldwide known Donkey of the Day.
For this edition we are leaving the sunny Florida and its bullying issues for one of the biggest cities in the world : New York. Aaaaaah New York. Where the Jets are exploding, the Giants are surging and ... But wait. We're not here to talk about football. Nope. Today's donkeys are the NBA teams known as the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks.
First of all, let's talk about the overhyped and the overrated Nets. Despite adding two future Hall of Famer on the court, Pierce and Garnett, and one on the Bench, Jason Kidd, things have gotten even worse than last year. Currently sitting BEHIND THE SIXERS at 5-12, the Nets are far, veeery far from being the contenders everyone thought they would be. As of today, every major Nets statistic as a team are ranked in the bottom half of the NBA, highlighted by being ranked 25th in points allowed per game. A lot of people could say that the Nets are a mess and they would be right, how can you win a title when you can't score (22nd offense) and can't defend ? It's still early, but it does look like Deron Williams will add another name to the list of head coach fired ... But Nets fans, you should keep smiling because you're not even the worst team in NYC ! That honor belongs to ...
The New York Knicks. Yup. Because right below the Nets stands the other team from the Big Apple at 3-13. They have now lost 9 in a row and might be in the running to draft 1st overall in next year's draft. Is that what you expect from a playoffs contender with guys like Melo, Chandler or even Amar'e (or the ghost of what he once was) ? I don't think so. The only bright side ? New York's defense is ranked 10th in points alone. But that's all ... That's all Knicks fan around the world can "brag" about in a very very difficult start of this 2013/2014 season. What else can we say about them ? Nothing. There's nothing to add, images of Amare's defense and results speaks for itself.
The best part of this ? The next game for both team is a clash between them. And one can assume that the looser of this one might be heading towards apocalypse.