Like that hopey changey thing, smallpox and Zima malt beverage, the New York Knickerbockers 2016-17 season is over and done. The poor-to-mediocre (I’d give it two stars on Yelp) season ended with an anti-strategic victory, putting the appropriate “wtf am I supposed to be feeling?” cap on this groovy ride.
A quirky aspect to Knicks social media is that the rookies are among the most active, so much of the focus at the end of the season had a sort of final days at Rydell High feeling, with the rooks waxing pensive on their first year in the NBA.
And don’t forget Chasson Randle (remind me again, is it pronounced Chass-on or Chase-un?):
And so the last game came and was won. Yay?
(Maurice Ndour knows what you’re saying about him, by the way.)
Competitors play till the end no matter what!! Congrats @JustHolla7 for the 20 ball, big performance by @marshallplumlee https://t.co/6HJiw0ustP— Maurice Ndour Endure (@TooHotFiDem) April 13, 2017
Fin. End of season. Done. School’s out! Group Pics! Time to say goodbye!
Thanks brother! @kporzee Rookie season is over! #NewYork #14 #6 pic.twitter.com/n8g6r6WJLb— Willy Hernangómez (@willyhg94) April 14, 2017
(Note that everyone in this picture posted it with a different quote.)
And now the basketball season is over things become a little more eclectic - guys maybe drift a little more toward their off-the-court selves.
We all know about Kristaps and his post-season bike ride to Central Park, but he’s not the only one. Willy took his own trip to the park:
and then headed off to Spain.
Sasha continued in his epicurian ways:
... Most especially in the launch of his own wine label, which I hope to do hands-on reporting on. For the culture.
All that wine and coffee, you’ll be pleased to know that The Machine takes good care of his teeth:
(if this is in fact a real dentist and not an actor playing a dentist.)
And Marshall Plumlee meditated. A bunch.
No word on meditation, but Ron is back home in Kansas at yoga:
Kuz did what Kuz always does, which is win at life. After a quick Easter trip to San Francisco,
Kuz and his tiny dancer headed off for a small island in the Pacific:
where he (smartly) remains.
KP, perhaps sensing he may soon need to shoulder Amar’e-level amounts of pressure is slowly becoming like Amar’e:
but more importantly, revealed his inner troll:
Great visit @TheNBPA headquarters pic.twitter.com/OKc9Ham7lg— Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) April 19, 2017
Stay with us forever Kristaps!
But nothing is ever really over, and before you know it the 2017-18 season will be here and so will Zima.