The New York Knicks have officially clinched their 7th losing season in a row. It’s got to be tough going from one of the top teams in the West to one of the worst in the East. Even if Maurice ‘Moe’ Harkless’ favorite team growing up was the Knicks.
Harkless told the Daily News, that he’ll be with the Knicks for the rest of the season, despite buyout rumors. He went on, “It is definitely an adjustment with the way things are. Everything is different, the culture and everything.” That’s for sure Moe.
He added, “It’s not like we’re trying to lose. Guys are still competitors. It’s just a different situation.” The Knicks situation entirely different. Fans tweeted observations of Harkless wondering why he looks so sad. It’s a simple answer, he now plays for the Knicks. Case-in-point, here, after hitting a big shot, look at his emotion.
Whether or not you were a fans of the Knick growing up, consistently losing and being a laughing stock isn’t going to make players smile. No matter what they say.
Even when Harkless had the hot hand last night in Philadelphia, he still didn’t appear happy. The bench was happy considering he hit 5 3-pointers in 3rd quarter. He was the main reason the Knicks got back into the game. Even with his brilliant shooting performance the team couldn’t contain the Sixers hot players, losing their 6th straight, 115-106.
Maybe Harkless is onto something. He’s showing the same emotion all Knicks fans show from a game-to-game basis. It’s pretty easy to do since he was a fan of the team growing up.
Harkless shouldn’t be criticized for being honest about coming to the New York Knicks. No one blames him really. Somethings just need to be said.