I heard that Sylvester Stallone wrote The Expendables with The Alex in mind. He had to keep it realistic though and split The Alex's abilities into multiple characters. Stallone thought that critics would pan it for being too far-fetched if he just had one character effing everyone up.
The end. Cut to black. Audience goes ****ing ape****.
Here's the miserable part of Basketball as opposed to the other sports; when you plateau in terms of talent and ability, odds are you're STUCK with the decaying roster you built for several years before you can finally dig yourself out of salary cap HELL.
Knicks are going to decay for the next two to three years unless they get supremely lucky through the draft and their Free Agent Exemption(or whatever the 5 mil whatever contract given to teams over the cap is called).