It’s not easy being a lifelong fan of a team that hasn’t won a championship since you were less than one year old, but that is the plight of Marlon Wayans. The New York native has been a Knicks fan for literally as long as he can remember.
Only now he isn’t.
“I quit the Knicks,” Wayans said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “I quit. I quit. Let’s be honest: They haven’t won since Willis Reed had those little shorts on.”
That was in May 1973. Mayans was born in July 1972. Thus, he began life with an NBA championship.
It’s been all downhill ever since.
“It’s too late,” said Wayans, 43. “Spike (Lee) can yell as much as he wants. He’s too little. They can’t hear him.”
The Knicks, who have missed the playoffs in 11 of the last 15 years, started 22-22 this season but have since lost 10 of 11.
“It’s a waste,” Wayans said of his Knicks fandom. “I got tired of losing, so I’m jumping on to other teams. I don’t know. I’m torn between Steph Curry and LeBron James. I kind of like LeBron, but Steph Curry – it’s like someone took Cheryl Miller and Reggie Miller and mixed them into one person and made Steph Curry.”
Curry leads the league in scoring with 29.8 points per game despite ranking 33rd in minutes played. Of course, that’s what happens when you shoot 45.4 percent from three-point range.
“He’s crazy,” Wayans said. “He must have been really good in geometry. He can solve any equation.”
But wait, can a New York native really give up on the Knicks for a West Coast team?
“Well, I’m not a Warriors fan yet,” Wayans said. “I like LeBron. I’ve been losing the last couple years with LeBron, but at least he gets to the (Finals). I feel like he’s Cam Newton. You got to the Super Bowl. Let’s celebrate (making it that far). If we lose, at least we’ll have energy to party.”