The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick saved what might be his most precious entry of 2006 for the year’s next-to-last weekend. Along with implying the great humanitarian Bill Romanowski might’ve been the victim of reverse racism when pilloried for spitting in the face of J.J. Stokes, Mushnick unleashed this gem :

Those Knicks and Nuggets who “failed to exercise good judgment,” Saturday, that’s confusing, too. Guys who have chosen, often on several occasions, to permanently vandalize themselves with tattoos, in some cases right up to their ear lobes, are expected to exercise good judgment? It’s all so confusing.

Tough luck, Carmelo. Not only have you been knocked off the cover of Northwest Airlines’ in-flight magazine, but you’re not getting into a Jewish cemetery.