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Here’s How New York’s Tabloids Reacted To The Knicks Getting Swept

Yesterday, the Knicks lost to the Celtics 101-89, their sometimes-promising but ultimately uneven season ending in a first-round playoff sweep. And while the loss – especially coming in sweep form – was disappointing for the Knicks and their fans, this was what was supposed to happen.

The Celtics are a better team, and they proved it on the court. The fact that the Knicks lost this series is not surprising. Perhaps people might have thought they’d at least make it close (and indeed, a main reason the end is so bitter is that the Knicks had a golden opportunity to win Game 1 and were in Game 2 to the end), but the Celtics merely did what they were supposed to do. While the Knicks should be disappointed their season is over, we wouldn’t say they have anything to be ashamed of.

Don’t tell that, though, to New York’s tabloids, known to ever so slightly and subtly get on those who aren’t performing up to par. This year’s Knicks, especially now that they’ve entered the Carmelo Anthony era, are no exception. And when they come up short on the big stage, it’s open season. Need proof? Here it is.

Photos via Newseum, New York Post, New York Daily News

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glenn-Iannicelli/1658625340 Glenn Iannicelli

    Tabloids are manufactured by cynical assholes who think they know what the “common man” wants. They have succeeded once again by attracting attention through stupidity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Hernandez/100000680281128 Alex Hernandez

    The tabloids are forgetting the main thing, “the Knicks are back” had nothing to do with them beating the best team in the East or winning a championship, but it did had to do with the Knicks being relevant again. Being a playoffs team means relevancy, so the tabloids are wrong. Yes the Knicks lost, and with no excuse, they’ve lost to the best Eastern Conference team as they are the Celtics and the Eastern Conference defending champs, but they’ve accomplished what they wanted to accomplish. That may not make a championship but it is a morality booster for next season. If the Knicks repeat this year’s stats next year, the tabloids may have a good argument, but this is not next year. It’s the year that they have finally made it to the playoffs and with a winning record. The tabloids need to stop thinking about personal growth and grow some brains. A positive article would mean more to readers than brainless filth. With this economy I hope you don’t bank on keeping your job with this kind of nonsense.

  • agerico

    yeah they lost but they held there head up high, next season get some defender of post like hunter a center of sort which will defend and help others.

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