The Knicks Take Kick In The Ass

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports.

The Knicks made an enormously needed move last night at the NBA Draft, when the hometown team finally traded egotistical and absurdly over-paid point guard Steve “Franchise” Francis (he came up with the nickname himself!), whose one-and-a-half-year experiment here in the Big Apple failed. This seems like a good move, right? Not when the talented Isiah Thomas is calling the shots—he has the unique ability to turn any blessing into a curse. The Knicks’ president and head coach, in his enduring wisdom, dealt Francis to the Portland Trailblazers for an even more egotistical, more over-paid player: Zach Randolph. Not only does Randolph have an ego the size of Madison Square Garden, and an equally humongous four-year, $61 million contract, but the former Michigan State star also has a list of off-the-court issues that can only be matched by Pacman Jones’ rap sheet. Among other incidents, Randolph beat up his own teammate, had a sexual assault charge brought against him by a stripper and often clashed with head coach Nate McMillan. Oh yeah, and the Knicks already traded for a low-post forward last year: Eddie Curry. Nice move, Isiah, nice move.