It's a part of a tradition.
The Knicks don't let little details like old age, lack of talent, or bad attitudes get in their way of paying egregious amounts of money to players for long term contracts
It really is a unique art that few teams could match.
|NO.||NAME||POS||AGE||HT||WT||COLLEGE||2008 - 2009 SALARY|
|13||Jerome James||C||32||7-1||285||Florida A&M||$6,200,000|
|3||Stephon Marbury||PG||31||6-2||205||Georgia Tech||$20,840,625|
|50||Zach Randolph||PF||27||6-9||260||Michigan State||$14,666,667|
It is the understanding of this propensity of paying inflated prices that makes NY Knick shooting guard Anthony Roberson so incredible. He is the only Knicks player to make less than a million dollars a year. At $797,581 he's a massive $203,419 from the seven-digit promised land.
What is preventing him from a million dollars? Clearly it's not talent, because that's not a prerequisite for any of the other players. Clearly it's not his size, at 6'2" he may be small by NBA standards but he's a full 5 inches taller than 5'9" starting poing guard Nate Robinson
I think if we cannot point the finger at the player we can safely say it needs to be pointed at the his agent, Chris Grier Luchy.
How the hell can Luchy blow this one? The team wants to overpay players. It's what they do, and what they do well. In fact to not allow the Knickerbockers a chance at overpaying a player is almost like an insult to the franchise and the city itself. It's an insult to every New Yorkers who has paid $4.00 for bottled water when a $1.00 Poland Springs sold by a streetside hot dog vendor tastes the same.