Knicks Fan Paying $25K to Watch Worst Year Ever

Team is horrible, but unemployed lawyer has committed to go to every game
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2015 4:42 PM CST
Knicks Fan Paying $25K to Watch Worst Year Ever
New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) and Jose Calderon.   (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

The New York Knicks are historically bad this year: 5-35 and currently on a 15-game losing streak. So bad that the New York Times decided it would be "merciful" to give its beat reporter time away from the team. And now comes the New York Post with the story of out-of-work lawyer Dennis Doyle, who, before the season, withdrew $25,000 from his savings and decided to go to all 82 Knicks games, home and away.

"I thought they’d contend for the eighth [playoff] seed, but I knew there was a chance they’d be awful," says the 31-year-old. Doyle figures he's spent $9,000 on airfare so far—a game last week in London didn't help—but he says he's too committed to back out now. "I'll see it through, if it doesn't kill me first." One bright side: A team this bad makes for a more interesting blog than a mediocre one. (Read more New York Knicks stories.)

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