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The New York Knicks continue to slump this season and sit bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 5-34 record and their fans are unsurprisingly unhappy about it.
Five teenage fans sitting in the $1,700 seats donned paper bags over their heads during Thursday night’s loss to the Houston Rockets, the Knicks’ 14th straight defeat.
“[5-34]? This is a basketball town,” Jordan Mandel, one of the bag men from New City, New York, said after the Knicks’ loss.
“I’m protesting the [Iman] Shumpert trade,” Dylan Samuels added. Samuels didn’t want to reveal how much he and his friends paid for the seats, but the tickets were listed at a little over $1,700 on the secondary ticket market.
The fed-up quintet received sympathy from the TNT crew with the panel all wearing paper bags too in a show of support, but it will do little to change the current situation in New York for the better.
With Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani out injured, the Knicks also traded JR Smith and Iman Shumpert to the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this week.
As a result, with such a short-handed roster, the struggles will likely continue for the rest of the season and that means the Madison Square Garden faithful will have to endure many more nights like those on Thursday before it gets better.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 9, 2015