NEW YORK — The first two rounds of the 2015 NBA Draft are complete and, let’s just say, Knick fans are even more depressed and irate than they were during their travesty of a 2014-15 season that saw them win just 17 games out of a possible 82.
Their cross-country rival, the Los Angeles Lakers, are in a party mood after they came up after drafting Ohio State’s superstar point guard D’Angelo Russell and then followed that up with the pick of Larry Nance Jr., son of former Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Larry Nance Sr.
The Knicks, needing something to infuse electricity and excitement into their pathetic franchise, selected an unknown man with an unpronounceable name from a country most have never heard of: Kristaps Porzingis, a power forward from Latvia. The pick incited anger among Knicks faifthul inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. They booed. They gave thumbs down gestures. One little boy looked like he wanted to cry. Another covered his face.
The Knicks, on surface, seemed to be the biggest losers in the 2015 NBA Draft, and social media were sure to convey their feelings in hilarious ways. Take a look: