Ray Allen does his playoff game one magic by hitting a clutch three putting the Celtics up 87-85 with approximately eleven seconds left on the clock. Toney Douglas quickly brings the ball up the court and with seven second remaining passes the ball to Carmelo Anthony.
With plenty of time to either drive the ball to the basket for a shot or to kick it back out to the open man what does Carmelo do? What he has done since the moment he became a Knick? What he has done his entire career? He selfishly fires off a deep three which he misses of course and the Knicks go on to lose 87-85.
Forget that Toney Douglas shook Ray Allen and hit a big three point basket moments earlier. Forget that Amare was destroying the Celtics in the fourth quarter. Instead of looking for an opportunity to win Carmelo looked for an opportunity to be a hero. And the Knicks go on to lose again.
Get used to this Knicks fans. And as I am typing this Chandler and Gallinari are jumping on the Oklahoma Thunder.
And there you have it.