The New York Knicks are in the midst of an ugly season with an 8-18 record and have dropped 10 of their 14 games at Madison Square Garden this season so head coach Mike Woodson is trying to get his team more disciplined, including imposing a curfew for his team.
Apparently, Metta World Peace was unaware that such a policy was in place when Michael Powell of the New York Times asked the player formerly known as Ron Artest about Woodson’s new disciplinary measure.
“How was the curfew?” I asked Metta World Peace. Wrapped in a towel before the game, he cocked his eyebrow. “I didn’t know we had a curfew.”
Ten p.m., I said.
He turned and pulled a bottle out of his locker. “Kombucha, the wonder drink, man. It’s great,” he said. “They say it has natural alcohol. For real, man.”
With players like World Peace and J.R. Smith on this roster Woodson has his hands full as he tries to get the Knicks back into the playoff conversation in the Eastern Conference. Currently. the Knicks are 2.5 games out of the eight seed with three teams ahead of them.
The Knicks are on the road against one of the few teams with a worse record than them in the Eastern Conference tonight when they take on the Orlando Magic at 7:00 p.m. ET.