“That’s not right,” said announcer Reggie Miller as the camera showed five Knicks fans at Madison Square Garden with paper bags over their heads. “Or maybe it is right,” Miller corrected himself, before continuing to describe how the Knicks are “tanking” the season.
The Knicks, losers of 14 games in a row, are making their fans ashamed. And it costs a lot of money to display your shame in New York, too: Knicks tickets still buy the highest priced seats in the NBA. The Phil Jackson era in New York is off to a most ignominious start.