New York Knicks power forward Kyle O’Quinn took a shot at the lowly Brooklyn Nets on Thursday. Ordinarily, that would be fine. The Nets are objectively the NBA’s worst team. The problem here, though, is that the Nets have beaten the Knicks twice in the last week, once in Brooklyn and once in New York. From Brian Lewis of the New York Post:
“It doesn’t sit well,” O’Quinn said following a 121-110 win by the Nets. “We got to go to the drawing board. But we don’t play them no more. I think they got us this year. But it’s tough, you know? A team like that, you look at the roster [and say] they shouldn’t be in the gym with us, I feel. But they played hard. And anybody can win. It’s March: Anybody can win in March.”
Okay Kyle, let’s not blame the Knicks’ pathetic play on which month it is. You’re not in the NCAA, this isn’t March Madness. The Knicks are 27-42 this season; they’re bad every month. Insert “superteam” joke here.
It’s not a good look to say that another NBA team “shouldn’t be in the gym” with your team. And it’s a much worse look when this inferior team has beaten you. Twice.