Yeah, I was being over dramatic. The irony is that some of the more positive fans have returned to posting regularly on the forums, while formerly positive-thinking fans like Tiger and Mafra are now super down on this team.
I don't think Tig nor Maf are "super down" but may be more objective when weighing temporary success over long-term success. This team has never gone 0-82 nor 82-0 so obviously there are moments to be experienced high and low. I think if we were .500 and...Knits/kporzee/Kanter/Dotson/McDermott/WHG were collectively higher usage players moments of glee would bubble forth.
There's not a whole lot to be giddy over when journeymen such as Lee/Beasley/Thomas/Jacks are the linchpins to victories. The Nets are 3gms out of the 8th seed should their fans be hyped up that they may have a puncher's chance to make the playoffs?
Now I will agree maybe we shouldn't lament as much for picking Knits after every game he plays pedestrian while seeing other fellow draftees show legitimate life in their game. I've seen you bring up Mudiay quite a bit and "you could be right" that the guys we didn't pick end up on shaky ground down the road but I could fire back (I haven't until now) could easily do the same and say Knits can be just as overrated or protected with love for being nearly 1 dimensional like Shumpert and Toney Douglas
The thing is we've seen this before from Knick teams. They have their moments but even at their heights not even close to being good enough...
It was fun for a blip watching Nate Robinson go hard body with AI at The Garden, in the mix of a little scoring stretch
It was fun for a blip watching Lee and Duhon play patty cake with the best of them
It was fun watching Al Harrington pop his collar walking like a hooker to victories
It was fun watching J.R. Smith win gms in Melo's absence
It was fun watching Lin carry a team in superstar fashion
It was fun watching Steve Novak shoot like he was the first Steph Curry
It was fun watching Jamal drop 50 in efforts to save Isiah Thomas from being fired
It was fun watching Chandler come down the lane and Yoke on the "FORMIDABLE" championship Celtic team
It was fun watching Gallo dunk on Hibbert and the up and coming Pacers team as a rookie
At the end of the day although these players delivered some memorable moments, none of it was sustainable and all of them were marginal in some shape, form, or fashion. This has gone on almost for 2 decades. Please enjoy these wins bro don't let anything you deem negative ruin that but at the same time be realistic on what part of the fan base wants and what they see. Nothing is stopping all the happy fans from posting and speaking in depth what makes you EXCITED about this team