Monday, December 25, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
david lee... welcome to knicks folklore! how long till the trent tucker david lee sportscenter spot?
out of the 4 isiah draft picks, who would have thought all of them would be panning out? balkman looks fine, and seems just as valuable as a marcus williams. frye still shows flashes, but hasn't shaken the 'soft' tag [trade him now i say]. i give nate a hard time but he's got trade value. i'd love isiah to move him for a pick. ok i hate nate i admit it.
but david lee! damn this guy looks like an all-nba defensive player. ok maybe 2nd teamer. ok ok he's just really solid. he seems to put himself in the right spot at the right time constantly. that last .1 second shot was kinda lucky, but he's been all ben wallace recently.
that said, i give him 2-3 years of shreddingness before he ends up a plodder like mo taylor or malik rose. but i'm not mad!
gerald wallace is back? double figures in the last 4 with some steals and blocks! two weeks ago who'd a thunk? i drafted him high [4th round] in 2 drafts so i've been hurting up until now. c'mon dude keep it up!
the big three 2nd-year point guards are shredding. paul and deron are all-stars, and felton is crazy when brevin knight aka nightcrawler is hurt. which is a lot!
overheard at the bodega tonight: 'YOU KNOW WHO'S REALLY GOOD? WHO'S BRINGING IT? KILLING IT? yeah can i get a lotto ticket and chapstick YAO MING THAT'S WHO! EDDY THIS EDDY THAT!'
the nets are a joke. richard jefferson transformed into a really average player. injuries? maybe. he's just not making it happen. jason kidd is sick though. if he averages a triple double i will flip. his freakshow son's head will explode like a garbage pail kidd.
talking about splosions, iggy's gonna blow up in philly.
al jefferson... all-star?
maybe 20/13 was too much to ask for from dwight howard. ditto chris bosh. the david robinson comparisons will have to wait a bit. but not too long...
gay? roy? morrison? it's kinda all about bargnani!
eddie griffin is a mess. what the fuck. this guy has all the tools. stop getting drunk and jacking off to porn in your car! get to practice! hang out with KG! do SOMETHING right. anything! i'm also sad mccants is so hurt. he looked promising last season.
denver's gonna be a mess. love AI as a fan, but i'm glad he's not on my team. that locker room is gonna be tense. good thing kmart is at home... what a collection of head cases!
how bout some lakers hate? that team is going nowhere with kobe chucking like that. and kwame looks more like olowakandi every day. sure he's had some nice lines, but on the court he looks lost. he's got 'that look' in his eye. the kandiman!
and andreas, what the fuck is maggette doing on the bench for your clips. real talk. dude needs to be getting more PT.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
isiah's problem isn't that he sent out goons, or that he talks shit to other team's players [a big no-no].
should he have warned melo to watch his back? probably not. he just should've sent collins out to get him. and that's enough warning. mardy collins is on the floor. karl better get his starters out. or at least tell them not to fast-break. sheesh.
isiah's problem lies in his first few months of his tenure. by bringing in marbury [a good basketball move] and making him the focal point, he alienated the entire team of veterans. it's always been an issue of trust with zeke and his players. or lack thereof. and it's still happening with this squad.
it's important that he doesn't clean house again. dolan called for francis? ok. keep him. keep crawford. keep marbury [PLEASE]. keep eddy curry. if not for any other reason than for team morale.
if anything, what zeke did during denvergate only endears him to his players. you think these guys play to be role models? they play for themselves and each other. and that's fair enough.
i'm tired of barkley getting on his soapbox or walton pining for when 'players played the right way'. in his era, of course.
these vets who have the mic want to preserve their legacy. last time i remembered sir charles was throwing dudes around and talking shit. xavier mcdaniel was a sweetheart, i'm sure. bill laimbeer? what a nice guy.
if anything, the nba in the late-stern era is soft. more hard fouls! more jarring! bring the excitement back...
also, george karl is a smug fuck.
Monday, December 18, 2006
ok so i don't think melo is THAT much of a pussy. i mean, he sucker punched someone and ran. ok haha that was pretty weak. he's never going to live that down.
i think i saw marcus camby carry a chair into the locker room. somewhere in houston a van gundy shudders...
nate rob is my least favorite NBA player. fuck that guy! why does he always let his napoleon complex get his team into trouble!? i mean, the hit was made. JR smith was thrown to the floor. no need to chest bump your way into a melee. fuck this guy. they should just make a nate rob mascot suit for him and he can pound his chest all game long. just not on the court please.
jared f'n jeffries! a new dude who fucking stands up for his bro's! i'm pumped! he was gonna murder melo!
zeke also gets a thumbs up for sending out the goons. we knicks fans always pine for the mason oakley days, and then on WFAN all day i hear 'isiah's a thug!'. WHAT? this is his home court! like a hard foul has never happened before. at least isiah cares!
najera looks so stressed in every pic i see of this mess.
i'm all out of thoughts. people should chuzzill. fights happen all the time. AM radio callers who are screaming about 'rap music's influence' on the nba should relax. rudy T will tell you it has nothing to do with music.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
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Friday, November 17, 2006
disclaimers: you can't shoot over 50% from the field all the time. shaq is out. wade in foul trouble. but here're some deep thoughts about what's going on vs the heat.
all last year people were hating steph for being selfish. now they hate him for his lack of 'leadership' [and numbers]. hm. really? all i see is a dude who's playing tough d and recognizing he has 3 ball handlers on the team. last 2 games? tough d on arenas and wade. sure, they get theirs, but nothing came easy. i'm pro-steph!
this insanely deep second unit? with a big now [jerome]. the opposing team is seeing what isiah envisioned years ago. a change-up. post-up then fast break. fast break then post-up. then a combo to finish up the game. play the hot hand.
they seem to be clicking tonight. Q presents a nice mismatch at the 3 [or even 2]. steve has his swagger back. frye is helping curry. then you get balkman in there for some fresh-legs d. and when jeffries comes back he won't look for shots. he'll just cover the opposite small fwd. and david lee is the dude! fan-fave already!
loving it. i think they still only win a few more games than last year. but this is great to see! steady the ship! no trades! leave isiah alone! he's got a plan! and steph is finally becoming a grown ass man!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
cause you're never going back. remember when j kidd said that after a k-mart alley-oop during an all-star game? i remember laughing. what a dick.
ok let's meditate on the early part of this season.
kevin martin, deron williams, raymond felton. my pre-season sleepers. 2/3 ain't bad.
crash wallace and josh smith. quit pulling an AK on us. crash can't avoid an elbow to save his life. j smoove thinks he's damon jones all of the sudden. the shitty thing is, he's shooting like damon jones!
the heat look OLD
okur and boozer blowing up. if AK can ever get his health and confidence back this team is super fun to watch. deron looks like he's gonna be a starting guard in this league for the next 10 years.
amare's gonna be ok, but i'm more psyched on d howard. inconsistency and all, this guy is a monster.
chris bosh is a fucking MONSTER.
my man boris diaw is just getting started. he looks kinda shell-shocked, but a couple of good shooting nights, and he'll find his game again, which i'm thinking will be something like 10 pts, 7 rebs, 4 dimes, a steal and a block. REWIND!
so hating on the spurs. watching manu play fucking sucks. tony parker? ugh. they're a great team, i'm just so bored of them.
a team i'm NOT bored of is the warriors! monta ellis is hilarious! baron is baron again. a triple double threat with 8 TO's and awful shooting.
hate the nets too. curly has 2 strait 20 point games but this team is so thin. antoine wright at the 2?
watching danny granger super close. i have no idea what player he's gonna become, but you combine blocks, threes, and playing time and you have my new favorite player.
when ray starts heating up the sonics are gonna be fierce. until rashard goes down with the inevitable back injury. wilcox! playing hard! and NOT in a contract year!?
hating on big men with contracts right now. well, mostly dampier and jerome james. wtf nazr mohammed is the most fristrating fantasy player in the league [other than: gerald wallace, josh smith, manu ginobili, stephen jackson, mo peterson, AK-47, etc, etc]
the nuggs? ako the team is looking good. andre miller got his groove back. melo's scoring is sick but we need to see more rebound and three's to push him to another level. right now he's rip hamilton+ at the 3. JR smith looks good and our man camby is shredding. fuck k mart tho. that dude is a tard.
and the knicks. a win at home last night! balkman showed a flash of promise. frye is slowly coming out of his slump [wtf was THAT?]. Q looks good. marbury looks hesitant. david lee is fucking rad with the rebounds, and francis hasn't done shit. but he will. and to the dude who posted that jamal crawford is the only player you can watch on the knicks? if you enjoy chuckers who shoot 22% from 3 [and shoot 5 times a game!], and 35% from the field, then i guess you're watching the game differently than me. and 2.6 turnovers? ugh. yeah crawford takes some big shots, but one has to wonder: would the knicks be in 4th quarter nail-biters so much if jamal [and the rest of the guards, but jamal especially] played with an average-to-high basketball IQ for 4 solid quarters?
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
want the 'hustle' unit in there? really?
the starters looked bad. then nate and lee came in and there was a big comeback. it was kinda sweet. marbury took some big shots and made them. malik looked like a veteran who's played duncan at practice for years. it was his D that gave the knicks a shot! then parker hits a big three. i watched the replay right after the shot... but where's nate? not even in the camera shot! then curry blows a jumper and parker brings it up. knicks already down by 9 with 1:00 to go. nate backs up on parker man to man, looks away, and parker goes right by him! nate has to commit the foul. parker to the line. game over for good.
i want nate rob off this team. not cause i think he can't play, which he obviously can, but he gives knicks fans headspins. they remember nate doing his king-kong thing after a rebound [THE SMALLEST GUY ON THE COURT... then what's he doing hanging out with the bigs? he's got to be manning the perimeter], but soon forget his blown defensive coverages and bad fouls. i have to listen to that drunk guy at the bar going 'JUST PUT NATE IN MARBURY SUUUCKS' all season long. to that dude, you're a fucking idiot. love nate's enthusiasm, hate his game, and hate fans who just watch offensive basketball.
also, francis getting hurt is such a blessing in disguise. not for my fantasy teams [all of them], but for the chemistry. but that's so obvious...