Back on December 21st, NBA analyst Nick Wright made a rather bold prediction about the New York Knicks.
Tom Thibodeau’s team was playing very well, and some thought it was the beginning of their season turnaround.
Wright, however, stated that the Knicks were a threat to nobody in the playoffs and that six weeks from that day, they could even be out of the playoff picture as a whole.
Fast forward to today, and not only did it not happen, but also the Knicks have gotten even better and are currently riding a nine-game winning streak.
Needless to say, Knicks fans and media have mocked Wright for being flat-out wrong about the Knicks.
Wright tried to defend himself from all the mockery and criticism by stating that the Knicks aren’t on the same tier as, say, the Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, and Philadelphia 76ers.
.@getnickwright didn't believe in the Knicks in December, and he STILL doesn’t believe in them after their 9th straight win.
He explains why: pic.twitter.com/Z8pUeTXJGS
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) March 6, 2023
And while that’s fair — and no one would argue that —that’s not what he said of the Knicks back in December.
It’s not that hard to admit when you were wrong, and a team has performed better than expected; it happens to the best of us.
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