A Knicks Fan’s Guide to April Fools’ Day

Knicks fans, April 1 has arrived.

New York Knicks Memes has put together an 8-step process to ensure you all can have a great April Fools’ Day!

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Rock Bottom: Knicks suffer record-setting Loss

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It’s official.

In the 1985-86 and 2007-08 seasons, the Knicks went 23-59, which, until now, had been the worst record in franchise history. But with Saturday’s blowout loss in Chicago (where current Knicks president Phil Jackson won 6 titles as a coach), the Knicks broke the franchise record for losses in a season, falling to 14-60. With 8 games left on the schedule, the Knicks figure to set their new “record” by a wide margin, and could approach the record for most losses by ANY team (although they will not “catch” the 9-73 Sixers team from 1973).

Now, while the Knicks have set all kinds of “worst in team history” records this season, that doesn’t mean things can’t turn around. They lost 58, 59, and 58 games over a three-year stretch in the mid-80s, and the last two of those seasons came WITH Patrick Ewing on the roster (the first helped them GET Patrick Ewing on the roster). This miserable stretch was followed by a decade and a half of great Knicks teams. The Knicks have cap space, and will have a good pick (obviously), so with some luck and good planning, they have a chance to flip the script and get to the top of the league.

But there’s no question that THIS is rock bottom.

    -Tommy Rothman

Knicks’ Jason Smith gets absolutely destroyed by DeAndre Jordan (VINE)

DeAndre Jordan, Future Knick?

He’s a free agent this summer and the Knicks should have interest, but he certainly has some explaining to do after his brutal actions towards the franchise on Wednesday.

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Mike Woodson’s Perfect Beard has been RUINED

oldIt was perfect.

A master work of human engineering, it was known far and wide as the finest beard in all the land.

But as you can see in this photo taken last week, Mike Woodson’s formerly immaculate beard has betrayed him, and is now a hideous monstrosity.

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The mustache area of The Great Goatee appears to be holding on for dear life.

Woody, please put yourself back together.

For us.

Lou Amundson nearly gets the Knicks kicked out of the NBA (VINE)

There’s tanking, and then there’s this.

The ball was closer to the rim before he let go of it… Lou, you shot it backwards.

Spoiler Alert: The Knicks did not win this game. But hey, they lost in OT, so maybe if this play had turned out better…

Knicks sign Ricky Ledo

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The Knicks have signed 22 year-old, 6-foot-7 guard Ricky Ledo.

Ledo was a star in high school, but was unable to play as a freshman at Providence for academic reasons. After sitting out the season, he declared for the NBA draft. Ledo was and still is very raw, but was considered one of the most talented players in that draft. Milwaukee took him 42nd overall before his draft rights were traded to Philadelphia and then sent to Dallas, where Ledo has bounced between the NBA and the D-League, looking for a chance to break through. Ledo was released by Dallas last month to make room for former Knick Amar’e Stoudemire.

With the Knicks set to use the remainder of the season to lose on purpose  take a look at some unproven, low-risk high-reward guys who could be useful down the road, this could be Ledo’s shot. Ledo will play on a 10-day contract.

-Tommy Rothman