It seems there's no in-between for New York Knicks fans.
Take it from a native New Yorker—the team's supporters are, for the most part, divided into two groups: the pessimists who avoid hope at all cost (who, unfortunately, also double as the "realists"), and the utterly delusional, who continue to think, year after year, that this is the season one of the most hilariously poorly run franchises in sports pulls a championship out of its orange and blue ass.
Because according to Rose, whom New York acquired from the Chicago Bulls in a trade this offseason, the Knicks are right up there with the Golden State Warriors as the league's two "super teams."
"They're high," Rose told Lang Whitaker, referring not to those who think the Knicks are contenders but to his expectations for the season. "I mean, with these teams right now, they're saying us and Golden State are the super teams, and they're trying not to build that many super teams, and Adam Silver came out with the statement and this and that. And the expectations I think of us, we just want to win. Talking to Melo and all the guys who've been around. You've got Brandon who just signed for one year, he's got to show why he's there. I've got to show why I'm there. Joakim has to show why he's there. Everybody's trying to prove themselves."
At least we don't have to waste our time playing the NBA season and can instead just skip to the NBA Finals between New York and Golden State.