One of my favorite comic series was (is? Do they still print it?) Marvel’s What If? A different writer each month would take an event from Marvel history, change it, and explore the consequences–what if Professor X became the Juggernaut instead of his brother? What if Kraven the Hunter had killed Spider-Man, or Wolverine had killed the Hulk?
History tells us now that if the 8th-seeded Knicks had been eliminated in the 1st round by Miami in 1999, the Knicks were in talks to fire Jeff Van Gundy and replace him with Phil Jackson. As we all know, that didn’t happen, because this glorious, wonderful, I-injured-myself-celebrating-this-moment moment happened: