Knicks' Dream Season Now a Nightmare

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It was beautiful here once, for a New York minute, in the rare way sports can be truly beautiful. Jeremy Lin was nobody and then he was somebody, the biggest star in the beating heart of Manhattan. He was nobody and then he strafed the Lakers, beat Toronto at the buzzer, scaled the defending champs from Dallas. Madison Square Garden, so long a poisonous place for basketball, was roaring again, the way only it can. The Knicks were fun. How strange.

It feels like ages ago, now. MSG has returned to being a Michael Bay movie, and the New York press corps already has flecks of blood on its claws identifying the culprits. Head coach Mike D’Antoni resigned Wednesday; two of his assistants went with him. The Knicks pushed assistant coach Mike Woodson into the hot seat. Star...

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