The New York Knicks already have one of the most polarized and fascinating players in the NBA on their roster. Whether it is him direct messaging high school girls on Twitter, posting pictures of near-naked women to social media, or reportedly driving an armored vehicle in New York City, J.R. Smith provides Big Apple proportions of entertainment to the masses.
However, the Knicks now have the opportunity to add one of the most entertaining figures in the past couple of decades. They have the chance to have a man who, while with the Cleveland Cavaliers, said that he thought LeBron James was just another player to help him score. The New York Knicks have the chance to sign cult-hero Ricky Davis.
According to Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report, Davis worked out at Knicks mini-camp this week along with nine other players hoping to make the league. Though there’s no official way of proving so, I highly doubt that any of those players are as hilarious and entertaining as Davis.
In the prime of his antics in the NBA, Davis was doing JaVale McGee things before JaVale was. Davis once tried to get a triple-double by missing a layup on the wrong basket to get his 10th rebound. That’s the stuff of legends in the most humorous way possible.
More than just the comedy of Ricky Davis, though, is the fact that he was always an incredible physical specimen. While in his prime, Davis could throw down some of the most vicious dunks that you’ve ever seen and do it with what seemed like ease. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York who watched Davis work out with the Knicks, his hops are still with him as he reportedly threw down a nasty jam on Cole Aldrich.
If Davis does sign with the Knicks, who knows if he would see the floor for a single meaningful minute this season. However, putting him and Smith on the same roster in the biggest city in America is magic waiting to happen; sweet, beautiful, completely lacking self-awareness magic.
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