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Pablo Prigioni returns to Spanish club Baskonia, joins ex-Knicks Andrea Bargnani and Shane Larkin

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He was too beautiful for this country.

NBA: New York Knicks at Sacramento Kings Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

How do I say goodbye to what we had?

The good times that made us laugh, outweighed the bad.

I thought we'd get to see forever, but forever has blown away.

It's so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.

That’s right, friends: Pablo Prigioni has left the United States and gone back to Europe. The Knicks legend will play for Saski Baskonia, an ACB team located in Vitoria-Gasteiz, in Spain. That’s in Basque Country, which is now officially the best part of Spain.

Not to get too political on here, but first Trump gets elected and now we’re losing our best immigrants. Somebody needs to confiscate the passports of Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez, Mindaugas Kuzminskas and (I guess) Sasha Vujacic. Sure they won’t be able to play in Toronto, but we probably weren’t winning those games anyway.

Pablo played for Baskonia prior to joining the Knicks in the magical season of 2012-13, when he won the Atlantic Division and our hearts. He will be reunited with a pair of former Knicks teammates in Andrea Bargnani and Shane “Tiny Hands” Larkin. I must admit a certain perverse glee in imagining their GM watching highlights of the 17-win 2014-15 Knicks and thinking “get me one-fifth of that roster!!!”

Hopefully the Knicks can get Pablo back to New York in time for the jersey retirement ceremony.