A few words before this gets going, which I hope will help you to understand the line upon which I am taking this from.
1: I am not a journalist, or an athlete save for a brief flirtation with high school basketball (where I was the Paul Mokeski\Kurt Thomas of private school hoops.)
2: I am a fan of good high-quality basketball where I can find it. This occasionally means you will find me watching Arvydas Sabonis highlights on YouTube because I like to see what Saba might have become save for injuries.
3: I live in New York City. This will become important later.
With that said, I have never been as embarrassed to watch a team in their playoff home opener as I was to see the effort that the New York Knicks put out on April 22nd, 2011 if you happen to be reading this a few days past that.
Why the embarrassment? Full explanation after the jump.