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Knicks wore all black to mimic a funeral in game 5 against Boston

by Dan Cash

(New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 1 of NBA playoffs.)

In the beginning of the series the rivalry between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks appeared to have slowed slightly in light of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.  Fans at Madison Square Garden were showing signs that lent support to the victims of the terror attack and a moment of silence was even held for the victims of that fatal day.  

Those signs of being human were apparently forgotten by members of the New York Knicks in advance of game 5 of the 1st round of the NBA playoffs.  Kenyon Martin reportedly told his teammates after game 4 to wear black in anticipation of the Knicks eliminating the Celtics.

Well that didn't work because the Knicks lost game 5 92-86 and are headed back to Boston for some love from what will be a raucous Boston crowd looking to force the series to a do-or-die game 7.  

No pun intended Kenyon.

Honestly though have we really gotten to that point?  Are the Knicks that ignorant that they didn't even think of how that might possibly be misconstrued considering the recent events in the city of Boston?  Especially for a team that plays for a city all too familiar with such horrible acts.  What they did was stupid, inconsiderate and frankly unnecessary.  It's the first round gentleman ..wear black when you get into the conference semi-finals, at least then you would have accomplished...well something.