here's my reaction, recspecs:
i don't give a crap about the TV stuff.
the knicks will always be fool's gold, and will always get cheap TV appearances because of their media market. regardless of whether they deserve it or not. regardless if the knicks are a threat to anyone that matters. (which they'll never be under dolan / thomas)
so my best advice is- just deal with it, recspecs.
meanwhile, i guarantee you this: the knicks are going to make a whole lot of noise as long as amare and melo are signed. and at the same time, they'll never achieve anything of importance with those two... cute kids, to say it very nicely.
but to me, the sad part was that, if you're a knicks fan, amare was actually proving to be a BADASS dude that a team of complimentary players could have been built around. like... unto a championship team, possibly.
but dolan / thomas were stuck on big names and quick solutions, and now they're stuck with their extreme incompetence for years to come, having signed a basketball clown such as carmelo anthony to a ridiculously clownish and inflated contract.
thus, in the words of j. schimerman schneider-
BWA HA HA HA!
and forgive me, but i feel zero sympathy for the NY knicks. which is the same feeling i would have had if prokhy had foolishly traded for melo. i.e., that particular trade would have dissolved any allegiance i would have had towards the nets, now or in the future...
yet, remarkably, the d-will trade has turned everything around. because with d-will and the incredibly awesome brooklyn arena, and with prokhy, the nets are going to be NBA badasses in little more than a year or two.
so eat our dust, NY knicks fans... even though it's probably going to take you a year or two to recognise the actual dust that's going down your polluted throats.
which is, again... not my problem.