Forget about the game of basketball for a second. The New York Knicks are fit to join the circus. Following their 104-94 Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat, the Knicks had a lengthy closed door meeting. During the meeting, Amare Stoudemire put his fist through a glass door. While we don’t know what exactly happened during the meeting, we do know that the Knicks are in complete and utter disarray. Coming into the playoffs, the Knicks knew they needed to play perfect basketball to beat the Heat. So far, the Heat have had their way with the Knicks, averaging nearly 100 points per game while shooting 53% from the field. 

In light of their Game 3 match-up in The Garden, Miami knows the New York media will be all over them. The Heat answered the bell earlier this season, beating the Knicks in The World’s Most Famous Arena. Without a playoff win in 12 years, the Knicks will face even more pressure to pick up one win. Given the current state of the team, a win against Miami seems almost unfathomable. Amar’e, bad hand and all, looks old and slow. The Knicks can’t win with or without Carmelo scoring. The point guard play has been absolutely putrid. Now playing without Iman Shumpert, the Knicks lack a lock down defender.

Bottom line, the Knicks need leadership and need it fast. Unfortunately, no one wants to step up and take control. Another first round and an off-season full of questions seems more likely than not for these New York Knicks.