An excuse for the struggling New York Knicks is that they just aren’t getting lucky enough to win. But after Monday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, we need not call the Knicks, nor their star Carmelo Anthony, unlucky every again. Sure, they may miss some shots or even forget they have timeouts occasionally, but they were gifted with a pretty egregious non-call by the officials on Monday.
Carmelo Anthony very clearly carries the ball up court on this Knicks possession. That, by every definition, is a travel and not the normal way you bring the ball out.
Things happen fast in front of officials, we get that, as the NFL is a prime example of how fast moving sports can lead to blown calls. But NHL referees tend to get calls right most of the time and no sport moves faster than hockey does at times.
Fans outraged by this blatant non-call can take solace in he fact that the Knicks were blown out on Martin Luther King day. So even when they cheat, purposefully or not, they still can’t manage to win a game.