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Knicks Are Truly Hopeless if They Let Clippers Steal Kevin Durant

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 08:   Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after the Warriors scored a basket against the Houston Rockets during Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 08, 2019 in Oakland, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets v Golden State Warriors - Game Five | Ezra Shaw

The narrative for the last month and a half was that Kevin Durant is leaving Golden State and heading to the New York Knicks because apparently there is some weird calculus involved with regards to championships in the NBA wherein titles in New York is worth more.

With Durant a full believer in that concept, he's been signed, sealed, and delivered for some time now. However, a new report claims that the Los Angeles Clippers are lurking in the weeds, waiting to steal KD away.

If this happens, the Knicks truly are hexed.

The Knicks have set up their entire roster and cap situation in order to attract Durant and a friend of his. There is a non-zero chance that they could reel in Kyrie and Anthony Davis in addition to Durant.

If he spurns them for LA, not only will the Knicks have to reconcile the fact that they traded away Kristaps Porzingis for cap space, but their pie in the sky vision of making the Knicks great again with Durant will go by the wayside in favor of lesser max players in the Tobias Harris and Jimmy Butler mold. Either that, or their fans keep waiting.

Knicks fans better cross their fingers and hope James Dolan doesn't screw this up. It's truly the worst position in sports to be in.