Not only is the Eastern Conference weak, but it's also very petty. Brooklyn lost to the Hawks to get back at the Knicks for blowing them out last month. Miami just doesn't like the Knicks either, so it also decided to be petty and lose to the Hawks.

Of course, New York needed Atlanta to lose to sneak into the eighth seed. That didn't happen, and Miami's loss to the Hawks effectively eliminates New York from playoff contention.

So the Knicks' season ends early despite its affiliation with Lake City Jesus Phil Jackson. Plus, they don't even have the first-round draft pick since they lost it for the Carmelo Anthony trade. The Knicks, Jackson, Anthony, J.R. Smith, and the rest of the disappointing crew are just going to have to stay mad at themselves along with their fans:

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