Playing the Knicks Blame Game

May 4, 2012 12:00 AM

Playing the Knicks Blame Game

" No one in the world should be happy about Mariano Rivera's knee injury, but the Knicks are probably a bit closer than most.

Rivera's injury is the biggest story in town right now, relegating the Knicks to a secondary role on the morning after another humiliating loss to the Heat. There's just one more to go before the season's over and the Knicks would just assume no one pay much attention as they slink off the stage.

Unless something bad happens to Eli Manning on the "Saturday Night Live" stage, they won't get quite that much of a free pass. The Knicks keep losing playoff games and there will be plenty of people looking to assign blame.

Here are a few of the top contenders, excluding James Dolan because, really, that's just too easy a target.

Carmelo Anthony: He's the guy wearing the cloak of leader and that means he's going to take some shots for the ugly way this game ended "

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