Don't be fooled by all you're reading and hearing about the New York Knicks.
As you can see, I've been a die-hard fan since entering the world in 1989. I admit it, the past 20 years haven't been our finest but we also haven't had the opportunity to steer the organization in the direction of championship contention, until now.
Last night, the big domino of having, who most project a generational-superstar, Zion Williamson, fell to the New Orleans Pelicans. It would of been nice to have our 2nd number one pick in franchise history but, the basketball Gods have other plans... and that's ok.
For the first time in my life, the Knicks actually have first round draft picks AND significant cap space to sign big name free agents. I REPEAT: WE FINALLY HAVE THE ABILITY TO CONTROL OUR FUTURE WITHOUT THROWING OUR FUTURE ASSETS OUT. A CALCULATED PLAN?!
This is the reason I'm the fan that watched most Knicks game this season, despite not having anything to play for. The culture, the player development, and the management/coaching staff currently in place have proven to me, this season, that the New York Knicks are due to be a long-term contender. This, as a #knickstape member is the only pinnacle we have our eyes on.
With a draft class loaded with as much talent as this one, drafting #3 isn't a bad spot to be.
GO NEW YORK GO NEW YORK GO!
(Back in 2009 when we were saving for Lebron James I hit a $1,000 half-court shot during a Knicks pre-season game. Again, we were saving for Lebron. I think the team hits the jackpot this summer)