The Yemenis basketball team, slated to make its first Olympic appearance in  London this summer, suffered a tragic setback this week when the entire starting roster was put on trial for political dissidence. Forced to choose between forfeit and finding an equally talented roster of replacements the final solution came down to the New York Knickerbockers basketball club. “We are very proud of our new team, we have very high expectations,” Yemenis President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Al-Hadi had to say, “we’re certain they will show up!” These expectations were met this morning at 9am local time when the New York club did in fact show up. “It can only be up from here,” the President continued.

When questioned on the teams chances of success coach Mike Woodson, following a five year extension by the Knicks organization, was brief, “I certainly hope not. The more games we win the longer I have to work.” Referring of course to the Knicks retirement package enjoyed by so many coaches before him.

Jeremy Lin is expected start.