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The 2015 Knicks Didn't Start the Fire: A year in verse

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They were always burning, since the world's been turning.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

I was planning on writing an old fashioned "This Year in Knicks" piece, but I got bored halfway through and decided instead to summarize 2015 using modified lyrics from the greatest song in human history, Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire."

You're welcome.

Jason Smith's widow's peak, franchise-record losing streak
All Star Game and surgery for veteran Melo
Galloway's D-League tryout, Stoudemire's contract buyout
Even have some playing time for Ricky Ledo

Second rounders, hope is dead, buckets from Alexey Shved
Criticisms all around, Fisher's gonna fry
Miracle still occurs, in overtime they beat the Spurs
Dalembert, Quincy Acy, Prigioni goodbye.

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Depleted roster, cap space, free agents we gotta chase
Hardaway's last few games raise his trade stock
Triangle, we're all in, gonna deal for Kyle O'Quinn
Philly's chosen Okafor, Knicks are on the clock

Anticipated lottery, feels just like a robbery
How the hell did we end up with draft pick number four
Minnesota drafted Towns, dumbass Knicks fans boo like clowns
Giant kid from Latvia, can he make the Garden roar?

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
No we didn't light it
But we tried to fight it

Robin Lopez, giant nerd; Vujacic's back, have you heard
Derrick Williams got 8 million, roster's set in stone
Melo's got a brand new knee, Brooklyn's got a losing team
Can't believe we still rely on Jose Calderon

Zingis Khan, Latvia, New York's Kristaps-mania
Far away the biggest name in Baltic hip-hop
Blocking shots, World Star, taking selfies with his car
Seven-three, 10-foot reach, impossible to stop

Blocking shots, cashing checks; silky jumper, feels like sex.
Tip-in plays, blown away, what else do I have to say

We didn't start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world's been turning
We didn't start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on

Happy New Year, everyone!