2009 Knicks vs. 1999 Knicks (Eerily Similar) - My Editorial
10 years ago, though it was a brief and shortened season, we were a long shot to make the Playoffs. Then fortune kind of changed our luck when we picked up a man by the name of Latrell Sprewell around the trade deadline.
Gradually, we started competing more as a unit and were luckily able to clinch the final seed. We were a Knicks team that could win or lose on any given day to any given team.
To add fuel to the fire, we were up against the team's hated rivals; the Miami Heat in the first round.
Fast forward 10 years.
As we approach the trade deadline, the team is playing just below .500 like the '99 Knicks. On pace, to clinching one of the bottom seeds in the Playoffs.
Interestingly enough, we could very well be going up against this year's Knick rivals and defending champions - the Boston Celtics! Whether that's with or without Marbs. Barring any setbacks due to injury.
Or better yet, the Cleveland Cavaliers who bear the branded LBJ who we are scapegoating two years for. Interesting.
That could very well be just what the Knicks need to help propel them deeper into the playoffs.
Just like the '99 team, we are a Knicks team that could win or lose on any given day to any given team.
As frustrating as that seems, it could very well be the gift of this team.
This season scripts as a perfect story line that can sway in two ways.
Let's hope we are still talking playoffs, come two months from now.