Ian Thomsen: Failures in New York prove you can't buy success in NBA
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Dec 6, 2013
Two years after a lockout that was meant to create hope for teams from the fiscally limited NBA markets, the Nets and Knicks are demonstrating that big money doesn't buy success. On Thursday, the Knicks snapped their nine-game losing streak by clobbering the Nets 113-83 in a game that weakened the value of the dollar in the NBA. The two teams of New York are committed to $312 million in player salaries and luxury-tax penalties between them far more than the costs of the 76ers, Suns, Jazz, Bucks and Hawks altogether and what has all of that money earned them? The Big Apple teams are a combined 9-27.