Compounding it all is the bizarre judgment of GM Isiah Thomas, whose acquisition of Francis almost seemed like a prank–the work of some stoned teenager with a PlayStation trying to construct the most ridiculous team possible just for laughs.
Made me laugh!
Wait, there’s more:
[T]he 2000 trade that sent Ewing to Seattleâ€”condemning him to end his career in humiliating, journeyman fashionâ€”was a karmic turning point. The Knicks went from an incubator of raw talent (John Starks, Anthony Mason, Marcus Camby) to the exact oppositeâ€”a tar pit from which no good basketball can escape.
That’s exactly what it feels like here. Pro basketball-wise, that is.