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One Out of Four Knicks Fans Might Root for Another Team From Now On

Ugh.

Earlier this week, the Knicks let worldwide phenomenon Jeremy Lin walk, and the tortured cry that rose up from New York City could reportedly be heard by astronauts in the International Space Station. While the pain was still raw, we sent plucky New York interns Sarah Lawson and Sophie Hays to the streets surrounding Madison Square Garden, where they took the pulse of 60 self-described Knicks fans. What did they think of the decision to not match Lin's Rockets offer? Who do they blame? And will they even — gasp — consider rooting for a different team? Turns out that, yes, a lot of them will.

Here are the results. (Note: For the second question, multiple answers were allowed.)

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