Much has been said and written by Knicks fans who refuse to support the new Brooklyn Nets team and they are well within their rights not.
However, recently many prominent current and former residents of Brooklyn are chiming in with some rather silly and disturbing logic for people who are willing to switch allegiance from the Knicks to the Nets and I feel the need to say something in the middle of the summer about this if you don't mind.
The Knicks fans and various people in the media, I refuse to call some of them "reporters" anymore, feel the need to degrade the new Brooklyn Nets fan which I will be calling the NBN going forward.
The NBN fan has been called a fool, a turncoat and declared to never have been a real Knicks fan if they can so quickly and easily resign their years of lock step support of the New York Knicks. Well I must take exception to such rhetoric.
As a 46 year old man myself who understands the concept of cutting ones losses and not tossing valuables down a dark sinking hole I like to think that I am doing the prudent thing by ending my frustration of rooting for a team lead by the dunce James Dolan.
I have invested enough time and money to have earned the right to decide whether or not continuing to root for that bum ass team in Madison Square Garden is right for me. My allegiance is now firmly with the Brooklyn Nets and anyone who a problem with it can eat a dick with sauerkraut and mustard.
That includes Spike Lee, Mike Lupica, Patrick McEnroe, Michael Kay, Short Al and Raheem from Bed-Stuy. I don't give a fuck what you think of me giving up that tacky orange and blue crap for the black and white.
You dickheads have no more right to define me as a fan than you have the right to define my patriotism or my faith had I converted to another religion. How dare you pricks think you can insult me and the rest of the planet of Brooklyn and not feel the wrath.
Yes I am being crude and vulgar and you know what? It feels fucking wonderful.
I was almost OK with the idea of seeing the Knicks form a nice little team and was willing to root for a resurgence in the careers of Raymond Felton and Amare Stoudemire but now that you fagelas have dropped the gauntlet it's now on like Orville Redenbacher popcorn motherfuckers.
I am now wishing for a mutiny dividing the team with Anthony and the Smith brothers going against the new Stoudemire, Novak and Felton gang. And Raymond Felton can expect any day now the first arrivals from the Cake of the month club I signed him up for.
It is going to be so much easier to watch the Knicks this season and keep up this blog because I will no longer be tortured watching them lose, I expect lots of giggling and tingly feelings running up and down my spine this time as they walk off the court dejected when time runs out.
To be honest, this is the first Knicks season I am actually eagerly anticipating in about 16 years.
The ass whuppins begin on November 1st in Brooklyn Knicks fans, will you be in the house?