On the day of the trade my heart sank. We gave up way too much. The deal smelled of Dolan and Isiah. Dolan, the money grubbing owner, and Isiah, the franchise assassin. Together they had brought the Knicks to the point of irrelevancy, placing the ever-loyal and devout fandom in a frenzy of exasperation. When, finally, Isiah was exiled, there was once again hope. The hiring of Walsh was an occasion for celebration, a breath of anticipation that the bottom had been reached and our beloved team would soon improve. And it did. Walsh made changes. He took apart the team and reassembled it. Although he could not sign Lebron, he did get A'mare, added Felton, and we, the fans, took to the youngsters and had faith in the future. Dino, Wil, Mozzy, and AR - the future. We had high hopes for them all and then they were gone. We were led to believe Walsh was pushed into the deal and that Isiah's fingerprints were all over it. I was ANGRY. I posted DOLAN MUST GO repeatedly. My anger faded - I got over it. I was a Knick fan.
Today Ed Walsh resigned. He wanted total control over the team and Dolan would not allow that, presumably would not allow Isiah to be cut out. I'm in shock, way beyond angry. I can no longer call the Knicks my team. Dolan has taken them from me and as long as he remains I will not come back. I am sixty-four years old and have rooted for the Knicks for over fifty years. This is hard. Maybe I'll go with the kids and pull for the Nuggets; maybe I'll just enjoy the beauty of the game and decide each game on a whim. This is hard.
Knick fans - I hope you get what you want. You are the most knowledgeable and loyal group in the league - you deserve the best. But the owner and the specter of Isiah make it impossible for me to continue. This is so so hard. Good bye Knicks - I loved you.