Nothing lasts forever, even
cold November rain endless February slumps and electrifyingly erratic point guards. The trade deadline came and went without a whimper but even so, one man was lost and one was gained in the shortest month.
Brandon Jennings now gets to wear the glorious #OAKAAK title and get a nice little picture of himself in Knicks uniform on the visitor’s locker room whenever he plays at MSG. Oh, and he’ll be playing in the postseason too.
Just before he left us, BJ (I can call you that, can’t I Brandon? After all we’ve been through?) received what was to be a bittersweet promotional gift, harking back to happier days of togetherness:
but then mere days later the watches meant that it was time to say goodbye (*ducks fruit, apologizes*)
Fare thee well, Brandon, and I look forward to seeing you torch the Knicks for 40 on April 6, your first time back to the Garden. And, let’s be honest, every subsequent visit. FARTDOG!
But with every departure there is an arrival, and what an arrival indeed! Behold Chasson Randle, in his first (admittedly generic) post as a Knick:
Welcome Chase! Please write funny comments for your teammates please! We need more of that.
Young Marshall Plumlee went through his own travails, henceforth to be known as the PlUber Incident**. It begins, presumably in Philly:
then the wild card... Someone else is riveted by the saga... From stage left Sasha Vujacic, maybe actually concerned? But probably not. I get the feeling Sasha is a bit of a caution.
And the final, somewhat unexplained conclusion:
**Marshall has deleted all but the final tweet in this sequence & Sasha his. I don’t know why, seems innocuous enough. We’re here for ya, MP! Uber is shady!
Sasha is pretty busy between his workouts and his rookie razzing of Mindaugas Kuzminskas.
OF COURSE Kuz is ready with a quick reply burn:
And some sass of his own for Derrick Rose:
(now I’m singing “a Kuz from a Rose” in my head.)
However, if you want to mess with Kuz a little, I think his girlfriend just gave us a little ammunition:
That’s right: “White Shadow.” (Insert crying face emoji here)
In case you were wondering (you weren’t), Kuz isn’t the only knick with a modelesque girlfriend on IG. The normally reticent Joakim Noah joined the all-Star Break beach trend a little late:
He’s French, you know.
To pull everything back together, we have some excellent family shots. International Superstar Ron Baker dined with his aunts & uncles (apparently he has many):
Marshall dined with his brother, a lesser Plumlee:
and Willy Hernangomez shared an ice bucket with his brother, a unicorn:
and then everyone joined in to wish Kiyan Anthony (all-Star 2027) happy 10th birthday.
(Make sure to click through both pictures because...?)
"A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world." YOU are my Young KING . You are the reason I stay Strong . You are the reason I don't mind struggling and having bad days. Bc I know My Struggles will eventually lead to your HAPPINESS. HAPPY Born Day to The Greatest Son anyone can ask for. I love you Champ #10yrsgreater #StayMe7o
Happy birthday Kiyan! They grow up so soon.