Tuesday night was not a good night to be a New York Knicks fan.
The Knicks had a 14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick — and Zion Williamson along with it — and ended up with the No. 3 pick instead. With the opening of one giant novelty envelope, all the Zion-related possibilities were snapped out of existence forever.
Knicks fans mourned, as they were entitled to do. And the rest of the basketball world mocked the Knicks’ continued futility, as they were going to do no matter what. And the New York Daily News, known for its devastating sports-related back pages, rolled out an absolutely perfect back page to commemorate the occasion.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) May 15, 2019
“Right in the balls” is just about right. You can almost hear the “womp womp” and the sad trombone as you read that. Even the front page showed no mercy.
Front and back page of the NY Daily News tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/9xCUPKVYE6
— Don Bui (@SoCalSaint) May 15, 2019
Of course, losing out on Zion Williamson doesn’t mean there’s no hope for the Knicks. Things aren’t as rosy as they could have been, but players like Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving will still be available as free agents. Now the Knicks’ brass just has to convince them to sign. Good luck to them, because they’ll definitely need it.
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