I don't care how much this shit has ended with blue balls and tears for Knicks fans or how many times Stephen A. Smith has hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray, run amok, and flat out deceived Knicks fans with some sort of scoop about a star player going to the Knicks. After the last week of basketball we were put through, we are firing up the Photoshop machines for that delightful quick burst of dopamine!
God damn that felt good. As is always the case with the Knicks fans champagne wishes and caviar dreams, we have to back up any stupid report about the Knicks going after a star player with someone on the coaching staff or front office having some sort of tie to said star player.
A completely innocent tweet where the star player mentions the Knicks, New York, or Madison Square Garden that is completely blown out of proportion.
An of course some sort of cryptic social media post letting everyone know he may want to move on from the only team he's ever known.
CHECK! CHECK!! CHECK!!!
Now comes the part where I convince myself that the Knicks are the clear destination for the star player over every other team with better weather, taxes, and talent. If the Blazers do trade Dame, there is no fucking way they are keeping him in the West to haunt their asses 4 times a season. They've seen Grudge Dame put up too many monster performances after being left off All-Star teams or So scratch off the Clippers, Lakers, and anybody else west of the Mississippi (I have no clue if that's actually where all the west teams are). The Heat are always a threat because Pat The Rat almost always gets whoever he wants and Miami has a team of assets that made the Finals a year ago.
But you know who the Heat don't have? A couple of power brokers that helped the Heat land the biggest free agent their franchise will ever land.
Yup, the guy all the way on the right is currently the Knicks President and the guy next to him just so happens to be his Littlefinger operating in the shadows or back channels or whatever the fuck NBA insiders want to call it. So get those Photoshops going Knicks fans and let's get excited about whispers of anonymous sources.
Damn it feels good to believe in something again. #InLeonWeTrust #InWesWeTrust