New York Knicks fans are not happy with their franchise. The team squandered years of Carmelo’s prime with half-measures, kicked a franchise-legend out of Madison Square Garden on national TV last year, alienated the one useful centerpiece they possess, passed on Dennis Smith Jr. for a lower-upside player at the same position, and then fired the GM who bungled the last 3 years mere weeks after granting him a big money extension.
So, in one of the zanier stories of the day, someone in New York took out a Subway ad featuring Knicks’ players’ likenesses... only it was a plea for the team to burn it all down.
A negative Knicks campaign using real players was somehow bought onto NYC Subways (via @JMintzHoops, @mgilliga) pic.twitter.com/oLw0vr93lV— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 3, 2017
More photos of "Hopeless" side of subway car ad campaign dissing Knicks (via @NYDNSports) pic.twitter.com/eMDNagQemu— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 3, 2017
Naturally, any moribund franchise that has sold its future and lacks any foreseeable path back to relevance is bound to be linked to Sam Hinkie sooner or later. And a display of exasperation and desperation such of this was a near lock to mention our idle ex-GM.
So my buddy found the reported anti-Knicks ad on the subway in NY. Look at this gem. #TTP NYC pic.twitter.com/hEfnmLjWFE— Ryan Abrams (@RyanAbrams76) October 3, 2017
According to Darren Rovell, the Knicks are displeased with the advertisement and it is being taken down.
We’ve always known that, deep down, the most desperate, masochistic New York fans were tired of their freak show parade and wanted to Trust the Process. Now we’ve got the proof.