It has been tough being a New York Knicks fan since 2000. The Knicks have had some difficult seasons. And they have had some embarrassing moments. Here are five of the most embarrassing Knicks moments since 2000.
5. New York Knicks Select Frederic Weis
The Knicks drafted Frederic Weis 15th overall in the 1999 NBA draft. The 7-foot-2 center from France never played a game in the NBA. But he did see some NBA action at the 2000 Olympics. Vince Carter absolutely posterized Weis in a game between Team USA and France. Knicks fans wondered why Weis was so high on the Knicks' draft list.
4. The Eccentric Stephon Marbury
Stephon Marbury was a highly-talented point guard in the NBA. I was excited when he came to the Knicks. After all, Marbury was supposed to lead the Knicks to an NBA title. But his quirky mindset was troubling. After seeing this peculiar interview, I knew Marbury was not the guy.
3. Coach Isiah Thomas Charged With Sexual Harassment
Isiah Thomas was one of the greatest NBA players to ever play the game. But he failed as president and coach of the Knicks. His draft picks, contracts and coaching decisions were questionable at best. And Thomas brought shame to the organization when a jury found him guilty of sexual harassment.
2. Fighting at Madison Square Garden
No, I am not referring to boxing. The Knicks and Denver Nuggets engaged in an ugly brawl in December 2006. Ironically, Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith fought on the Nuggets' side. Anthony and Smith currently play for the Knicks.
1. Amar'e Stoudemire Hurts Himself and the Knicks
The top spot on this list goes to a boneheaded gesture by Amar'e Stoudemire. After losing Game 2 (April 30, 2012) of the playoffs to the Miami Heat, Stoudemire took out his frustrations on a glass fire extinguisher case. After punching the case, he sustained lacerations that required stitches and minor surgery. The injury sidelined Stoudemire for the rest of the series.
These are some of the most embarrassing moments in Knicks history. What are some of yours? There are plenty to choose from. Leave a comment below.
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Edwin Torres was born in New York City. He has been a Knicks fan since the early 1980s. He has visited Madison Square Garden on many occasions to watch the Knicks and his favorite player, Patrick Ewing. For more articles, follow him on Twitter @FlipPoker.