Are Heat And Knicks On Same level?
For a franchise that hasn’t won a playoff game in 11 years and is exactly two games over .500 over the last two seasons, the New York Knicks certainly make a lot of headlines.
The latest came Monday night, when Amar’e Stoudemirelacerated his left hand punching a glass door to a fire extinguisher in the wake of the Knicks’ 104-94 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their first-round series. A true SMH moment.
It was quite a scene at AmericanAirlines Arena. Paramedics were rushed to the Knicks’ locker room with a stretcher in tow. When the room was finally opened to the media, there was blood on the floor and Stoudemire was nowhere to be found. Later, he was seen leaving the building with a bandage around his hand and his arm in a sling.
The Heat are the team the Knicks, who followed the top-heavy roster model, want to be. But it’s become abundantly clear that they’re not nearly on Miami’s level.
Like Miami, the Knicks went star-chasing in 2010, eventually landing Stoudemire. And they had a playoff team with him as their centerpiece. But Carmelo Anthony wanted to join the party and Knicks owner James Dolan couldn’t resist sacrificing depth for more star power.