i liked the knicks before you liked the knicks
before they were the knicks even
back in the knickerbocker days

derek harper
charles smith
xavier mcdaniel

you know
the goons
the guys who play hard
play tough
bust skulls
win games

i still call them the knickerbockers

“the knicks are back”
that’s what amar’e told us
he was right

now he’s wrong
the knicks are gone
the nba is gone
it’s the lockout
and we’re locked out

from joy
from happiness
from basketball
from life

what was once
a beautiful marriage
between city
and team
is over
gone
but not forgotten

they’ll be back
someday
amar’e chauncey
landry ronny
shawne shelden
toney and jared
carmelo

they’ll be back
someday
they’ll be back
no doubt

they’ll be back
but it won’t be the same

(image via groteskito/NBA Offseason)

Comments (7)

  1. Man, I hate hipsters.

  2. sounds like a hipster/emo kind of thing. hemo? emster? hm. i bet this is the new thing: the emotional hipster. cutting yourself is the new irony. and it’s high time for a 2000-retro trend!

  3. Yert channeling Carles. Bravo.

  4. Iz retro00s emo hair over? Iz embracing Carmelo Anthony part of ur unique personal brand? Wud “Xavier McDaniel” be a good name 4 a new buzzband?

  5. Cutting yourself isn’t nearly ironic enough for hipters. However cutting other people is the ultimate irony. Watch out for hipsters!

  6. GOT IT! it’s HIPSTER-NIHILISM! hipsters can cut other hipsters to see if they’re really “meh” about it as a sign of proof – if you bitch about it, you’re identified as a non-hipster!
    it works because: not only is nihilism basically just next-level emo-ness (“i’m so sad about things that i don’t care anymore”), but it also gives you the power to be super-ironic about ANYthing! oh my god we figured out the next trend in a basketball blog!
    also, as a retro trend, it will work because you can a) reference the original nihilists/existentialists/beatniks (no need for historical accuracy) by wearing black turtlenecks and other cool retro 1950ies stuff, b) reference emo-haircuts half-ironically, c) listen to early demo tapes of 30 seconds to mars and d) wear other weird shit no one except hipster-nihilists could possibly wear because, hey, we don’t care about anything!

  7. also, i see sideburns coming back. and unfiltered cigarettes will be SO huge. who cares that smoking kills man? i don’t. i’m a NIHILIPSTER!

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