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 Seattle—condemning him to end his career in humiliating, journeyman fashion—was a karmic turning point. The Knicks went from an incubator of raw talent (John Starks, Anthony Mason, Marcus Camby) to the exact opposite—a tar pit from which no good basketball can escape.
That’s exactly what it feels like here. Pro basketball-wise, that is.