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Knicks practice notes: Ron Baker injured his ankle, all hope is now lost

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Welp, the 2016-17 Knicks had a good run.

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The Knicks will try to notch their first win of the 2016-17 Saturday night, but it is already hopeless. They are going to lose ...

Not Ron. NOT RON! This goes without saying, of course, but Ron Baker is the Knicks’ best player, statistically-speaking:

How is a team supposed to overcome a loss like this? They might as well forfeit.

So what happened to Ron’s ankle? Our own Charles Osborn made a grizzly discovery. Check out this team-made Ronfographic — notice anything peculiar around the ankle area?

Get to know Ron Baker in this animated infographic! #Knicks

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Dammit, Knicks! You can’t just can’t just go around branding your cursed-ass name onto your own players’ critical joints?

In more cheerful news, the team was visited by The Captain himself, Mr. Willis Reed. The Hall of Fame center dispensed some sage wisdom:

“Gather ‘round children, and let me tell you about the time I found an entire Lakers team.”

Reed is in town to celebrate the Knicks’ 70th anniversary season. Wait a second ... Madison Square Garden ... Willis Reed ... injured superstar ...

Ron Baker is going to step out onto that court Saturday and lead the Knicks to victory!