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Knicks news: Kristaps Porzingis misses out on All-Star starter nod, Clyde Frazier hit with basketball

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Poor Clyde.

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The New York Knicks can’t even win on their day off. Kristaps Porzingis missed out on an All-Star starter nod, bested by Mr. I-Don’t-Play-Back-To-Backs himself, Joel Embiid. Apparently NBA players (whose votes counted for 25% of the overall tally) chose Kristaps into the starting 5 over Embiid, but it was not to overcome the fan (50%) and media vote (25%). I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Democracy simply doesn’t work.

Also: Congratulations to those who bet on Ron Baker receiving more All-Star votes than Courtney Lee.

In more physically punishing news, Knicks fans’ collective granddad, Clyde Frazier, was hit in the face with basketball in the first quarter while calling New York’s 105-99 loss to the Grizzlies in Memphis on Wednesday night. Clyde pressed on, however, because he is a goddamned champion—calling the rest of the game with an ice pack on his face.

“If I didn’t I would be in trouble,” Clyde said. “I wanted to keep the swelling down.”

You’re still our hero, Clyde.