Knicks fans truly can't have nice things.
Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks were struggling to maintain relevance in the Eastern Conference playoff race entering their game against the Bucks on Tuesday night.
Then disaster struck, as the Knicks star went down with a knee injury on a dunk attempt.
This is it. This is the end. Kristaps Porzingis suffers knee injury after dunking on Giannis Antetokounmpo, carried to locker room. pic.twitter.com/fqQK5TTbDy— N/A (@World_Wide_Wob) February 7, 2018
Porzingis had to be carried to the locker room, and the result was predictable.
The Knicks' worst fears have been realized--Porzingis has a torn ACL.
New York Knicks All-Star Kristaps Porzingis has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2018
The All-Star will likely receive treatment right away and miss the rest of the NBA season. Kristaps was a beacon of hope for New York basketball fans, who otherwise haven't had much to be excited about in years.
This will be a bitter pill to swallow for basketball fans. The unicorn was beginning to come into form, and the potential of starting a team around him--and eventually viewing a meaningful playoff series at the Garden once again--must be put on hold.