One team's 3-8, in last place in the Atlantic Division, looking up in the standings at powerhouses like the Raptors. One team's 3-8, in last place in the Atlantic Division, looking up in the standings at powerhouses like the Raptors (also looking up from the training table as they get their $50 million ankle taped). And one team plays for an Ivy League college with a Hotel School. They're all off to rough starts early in this basketball season. But only one can be The Worst Basketball Team in New York Today.
CANDIDATE NO. 1: THE KNICKS
The Knicks suffered another tough loss last night. They battled the 9-1 Pacers tooth and nail and were up by three with seconds left until the refs called a ticky-tack foul on Iman Shumpert to send Paul George to the line for three free-throws. The Pacers star hit them to send the game into overtime where the Pacers ended up winning 103-96. Not having Tyson Chandler can eventually cost Mike Woodson his job. The 3-8 Knicks are falling fast.
CANDIDATE NO. 2: THE NETS
The Nets lost to the Bobcats, but don’t sleep, Charlotte is playing .500 ball. So that’s not too bad, however, Deron Williams keeps tweaking that left ankle and had to leave the game in the second quarter after stepping on Kemba Walker’s foot. His departure spelled doom for the Nets as they eventually fell to the surprising Bobcats, 95-91.
CANDIDATE NO. 3: THE CORNELL BIG RED
You're a college basketball team that may or may not have been named for a flavor of chewing gum (or a second tier soda brand). Last night you lost, 81-58 to a school named after a toothpaste magnate. The ad copy game headline practically writes itself. "Big Red gets brushed aside by Colgate." Cornell's 0-5 so far this year, riding an 11-game losing streak dating back to last season. On the bright side, they will not once have to share a team flight with Kevin Garnett and his 6.9 ppg and still acting like a blowhard jackass ass. Unless the Nets trade him for Braxston Bunce. No way Cornell's that dumb.
THE WORST TEAM IN NEW YORK TODAY IS...
The Nets. Does Cornell have a basketball team, even? Yes they do, but no one really expects anything from them. Who knew Brooklyn and New York would be tanking for Wiggins. Oh wait, both teams traded those away to put together these “championship” squads. New Yorkers should praise the basketball gods that both teams are off today.