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These Weeks in Knicks Social Media: Graduation (Knicks Forever)

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Tide goes in, the tide goes out, you can’t explain that

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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.

Ron Baker:

Crazy to think our team's final game of my rookie season is tomorrow. Let's finish strong ! #Knicks

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Mindaugas Kuzminskas:

The last one this season

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Willy Hernangomez:

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.)

Fin. End of season. Done. School’s out! Group Pics! Time to say goodbye!

Love my team & teammates. Have a great off season fellas!

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Me and the homies. (Kendrick Voice) = @bhphoto

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(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.

Happy Easter / Buona Pasqua / Srecan Uskrs #nekotoodgorevidisve #aleksanderwine #hristosvaskrse

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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.

Thanks @mndflmeditation for adding some mindfulness to my day!

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Of course.

No word on meditation, but Ron is back home in Kansas at yoga:

Namaste, Ron.

Kuz did what Kuz always does, which is win at life. After a quick Easter trip to San Francisco,

#sanfrancisco #easter

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Kuz and his tiny dancer headed off for a small island in the Pacific:

just chillin #hawaii

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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:

My guy @jojoanavim hooked me up with his amazing art!

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but more importantly, revealed his inner troll:

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.