For all the praise David Fizdale has received, only the LeBron-less Cavs have a worse record than the Knicks through the first 35 games of the season. The biggest reason isn't the coaching, or even the ownership—though that's always an issue. It's their decided lack of talent. Kristaps Porzingis will likely convalesce well into the new year and maybe even into next season, and they badly miss him.
That much was clear when juxtaposed with the Bucks on Thursday night. Milwaukee used a 31-point, 14-rebound, 8-assist and 4-block night from star Giannis Antetokounmpo to win easily, 112-96, where the orange and blue never got close in the final frame. But that didn't stop Enes Kanter from adding to his trollish perception by throwing a forearm at Antetokounmpo's face, which in turn led to the dome-on-dome portion of contemporary NBA disagreements.
Kanter was ejected for the histrionics, naturally. Yet, KP used his Instagram Stories to trash Milwaukee's assistant for grabbing Kanter when he literally and figuratively butted heads with Giannis like a pair of kudu bulls fighting over territory.
The assistant KP told to sit down is 6-foot-7, 240-pound former NBA player, Darvin Ham. And as TBL notes, Ham once went very HAM in college.