Billy Fishkin harnesses his inner Taylor Swift in hoping for better from the Knicks…next year.
Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift. The Garden turns its lonely eyes to you.
Back on October 30th, days after the release of her first pop album 1989, the new-look Swift helped christen the new-look Knicks season, sitting courtside and offering up her special “Welcome To New York” halftime video.
Unfortunately, the triangle-offense Knicks fell squarely on their faces, losing by 24 points at home to the Chicago Bulls.
And they’ve been falling ever since.
Taylor realizes the Knicks aren’t very good. But she’s okay with that:
Taylor Swift on why she is a Knicks fan pic.twitter.com/WOXHc5Dppp
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) November 29, 2014
At 4-18, this is the Knicks’ worst season through 22 games in the entire history of the franchise. It was supposed to be an Everything Has Changed scenario. But it looks like we might need to Begin Again. Again.
Knicks President, Phil Jackson, is not pleased. He told the media earlier today that “it’s not about the skill or talent level,” but that the problem is the Knicks have “a loser’s mentality.”
So here we are.
Despite the additions of Phil Jackson in the front office and Derek Fisher on the bench, and despite Jackson’s statement about the talent level, the Knicks clearly need more changes. Swift changes. They need to follow their newest celebrity row resident’s blueprint and undertake a complete image makeover.
While the Knicks’ needs may be many, even Swift, an admitted basketball-watching newbie, should be able to spot the “Blank Space” in the Knicks’ middle. Early NBA rumor mills suggest that bringing free agent to be, center Marc Gasol, to New York next off-season could be a tall task. Be that as it may, the Knicks tall president needs to leave no stone unturned in an effort to land the 7’1” Gasol. The 2012-13 Defensive Player of the Year would be an instant image changer, with his defensive presence in the paint, soft shooting touch and terrific passing sense, not to mention his established chemistry with Knicks point guard Jose Calderon, Gasol’s teammate on the Spanish national team.
It’s hard right now to imagine the Knicks turning this season around. But that’s okay. They can “Shake It Off” next summer and get down to the business of their extreme makeover, starting with Zenmaster Phil signing Marc Gasol.
Players gonna play, and Gasol is Taylor-made to play, play, play, play for the Knicks.
In 1989, the Knicks won the Atlantic Division.
It’s time for them to party like it’s 1989 again.
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