The 2009 NBA Draft is on Thursday and I couldn’t be more excited to see at least thirty of my contemporaries become millionaires over night. The draft is a celebration of young talent and the realization of lifelong dreams. It’s also, for many, a night of hope, optimism, and new beginnings. Unless, of course, you’re a New York Knicks fan.
Every year, I’ve fooled myself into believing that the doomed franchise’s savior would arrive on draft night. It’s time to be realistic. No superstar is coming to New York next season. I can only hope the organization brings in a player who will eventually contribute to making Madison Square Garden special once again.