Waiting for the playoffs to get underway, I found an Apple II Oregon Trail simulator online and decided to take to the trail with the New York Knicks. It went about as well as the 2013-14 Knicks season.
To start, I had to choose my five. For whatever reason, I chose Amar’e as my leader — which as you will see proved to be disastrous. Joining Amar’e on this journey would be JR Smith, Carmelo Anthony, Pablo Prigioni, and Mike Woodson.
The trek got off to a good start. The Knicks had plenty of food, clothes, oxen, and supplies and were cruising down the trail until they encountered their first river. The Knicks would not take a ferry, no, that is too easy. The Knicks are men of great spirit and integrity. They would ford the river.
Oh, Oregon Trail. That game will get you every time or, in this case, it’ll get the New York Knicks. Poor Woody.
As an aside, I looked up how many people still get dysentery: 140 million (25,000 in the US). Damn.