Tuesday, February 27, 2007

**CRAWFORD HURT**

Jamal Crawford is likely out for the season after checking out his ankle that has been bothering him for a while. This might be the end of the Knicks playoff "run." http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2781618

Big Win

BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG WIN!! Steph steps up. Curry gets big, Alonzo cries that's all you can ask for as a Knick fan.

Monday, February 26, 2007

The Most Frustrating Show on T.V.

Yup you guessed it, it's my New York Knicks. After a loss like last nights it just makes you want to throw something. The Knicks were seemingly in control last night, then one 3, then two 3s by "Wince" Carter in the 3rd Quarter and there was really no reason to watch the rest of the game. The Nets outscored the Knicks in the 3rd quarter 33-15. Maybe the basketball Gods are playing a sick game on us, but if this Knick team doesn't win at HOME tonight against Miami it'll be tough to get in the playoffs. Watching the way Shaq was dunking on the Cavs last night our only consistent weapon Eddy Curry is going to be shut down. Now, hopefully Curry can step up and try and defeat the only center in the East that is more dominating then him. However, Shaq daddy is at full strength and is probably pissed off at everyone saying he is finished so look out. As for the Knicks regardless if they make the playoffs or not an offseason move definatly has to occur. They need a leader and a real superstar to tell everyone else to shutup when they are complaining and focus when the time is right. The guy that they should get is Kevin Garnett. Garnett is clearly unhappy with the T-Wolves after not making a deal again at the break and he is starting to speak his mind http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2777978. I've been saying this for a while and hopefully it comes true this offseason. http://knickscentral.blogspot.com/2006/11/missing-something.html#links Garnett needs the big city and the big city needs a mega star like Garnett.




Now wouldn't that look good if that was real.

Sunday, February 25, 2007


The Knicks go across the river and travel into the swamp to play the New Jersey Nets tonight at 6 PM. It'll be the most meaningfull game of the season so far for the Knicks who are 2 games out of the 7th and 8th spot in the Eastern Conference. The Nets however, are only 1 game out of the 7th and 8th seed which are held by Orlando(7th) and a Wadeless Heat(8th). This is a huge game tonight which is going to be followed by another huge one hosting the Heat. It'll be even tougher considering "Double" Lee is listed as day to day with his sprained ankle and is likely to miss both of these games.

Check out the Eastern Conference Standings on ESPN.com


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Don't Be Surprised

So after a pretty good win over a team they are trying to beat out for one of the final playoff spots the Knicks lay a fat egg in Philly. I can honestly say I am not surprised but I predicted this was going to happen and it is either bad coaching or just flat out immature players. I'm going to go with both but more of a 60/40 thing leaning towards the players being out right immature. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel it stems from Dwayne Wade hurting his shoulder and based on his the way he was injured he will probably be out for an extended period of time. So this opens the door for the Heat to fall out of the playoffs and possibly the Knicks getting in, but that is only if they get more consistant!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Passing Last Years Win Total(whoopee)


Yea congrats to the Knicks for having more wins then last year, but the real achievement would be making the playoffs. They took a big step towards that last night by beating the 8th seed Magic. However, if I know this years Knicks they are going to get blown out tonight by a depleted Philly team. Their heads are too swollen yeeeah, we don't have the worst record anymore, great get drunk last night for that now tonight, concentrate on the real task at hand. They are only 3 games out of the 8th and final seed of the playoffs which is a plus but they are not there yet. Also anybody crazy enough to say Eddy Curry is better then Dwight Howard right now has been hanging out with Mr. Daniels a little too much.

Lets see your coaching skills come out now and calm down the big headed Knicks for beating last years win total

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Nate Robinson in the first round

It looks like some one just grabs him and picks him up.

Monday, February 19, 2007

All Star Break

In the midst of me fracturing my foot(crutches for 6 weeks) in this super fun ice storm we had here in New York, and watching the All Star festivities, it got me thinking the of a new competition for the break. This competition would make the festivities even better then if actual notable stars participated in the Slam Dunk competition. Brace yourselves(like my foot) the new competition should be................referee races. Every ref from around the league should compete in the annual "Official Derby." The Official "Official Derby" would be every ref participating in suicides on All Star weekend, it would be the funniest and most entertaining event in All Star weekend, by far. This is based on 2,938,472,983,479,238 year old Knick Bevetta(do I really need to know how to spell a refs name) diving and ripping his knee open on the court trying to beat out "Sir" Charles. The cut didn't even faze Bevetta who even gave Charles a kiss on the lips?!?:!?!?!?!?! Somewhere John Amechi was proud and Tim Hardaway looked like what I looked like when I saw Britney with a shaved head. Another suggestion if you don't like this is to have old All Stars compete against refs of today. It would be awesome watching Dr. J or George Gervin race, or dare I say it the God Michael Jordan race. There is one rule however that must be upheld at all times throughout competition..........no jersey and shorts of your old team, lets be honest, it was real tough looking at Bill Lambier so spare us that, PLEASE. It would "bring back" what all these geezers on T.V. seem it's cool to hate on, All Star Saturday Night. Even though I was still glued to my set during the Slam Dunk contest, but that's because I KNOW WHO THE PAYERS ARE!! It's just sad watching a guy that no casual fan would ever know win the dunk competition........again!! Hence Fred Jones honestly who the hell is Fred Jones(who?) Fred Jooones(who?).....exactly. The competitors in the "NBA SKILLS COMPETITION"(sounds intimidating right) would have been in the Slam Dunk contest if this was the 80s or early 90s. This era players are to scared to tarnish their image (except KOBE) by messing up and missing a dunk on national television. "I don't do that dunk contest stuff" says Lebron, are you kidding? Was that really a joke on your commercial? Because to me it just looks like you are scared. However, getting back to the point the "Official Derby" is just a thought and hopefully somebody notices this and this happens, but I bet all the credit will go to Stern, so trying not to sound like a DJ on Hot97 as much as possible, REMEMBER WHERE YOU HEARD IT FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

So so so so so so so TYPICAL


Not changing the way they have been this entire year the Knicks laid an egg last night in Oakland. Getting beat down by the Warriors 120-101. Yeah there was a time in this game where the reserves, led by Nate Robinson and Renaldo Balkman took charge and brought them within as much as 8, but that was short lived. The Knicks got torched by Stephen Jackson(36 points) and Monta Ellis(23 points). Maybe the slow start had something to do with the second night of a double header, but I'm tired of the excuses. It just always happens you think that the Knicks with a big win can get going and make some noise with all the talent they have on this squad but then they just let you down. I hope that every single player on the roster feels like crap about this loss and they think about it throughout the All Star break, but who am I kidding? Who am I kidding to think that outside of a few players that this team actually has pride, if they do they sure have a horrible way of showing it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Holding off the L.A. Kobes I mean Lakers

So now that the Knicks have one on the road at L.A. on a dramatic dunk by Eddy Curry lets see if they can keep this up and go into the All-Star game on a high note. Plus with Jason Kidd off the All Star roster lets see if Stern puts Curry on but it'll probably be a guard named Michael Redd, hope is still alive for Curry.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Knicks rookie Renaldo Balkman

This is what should be the Starting front court for the Knicks next year SF Balkman PF Lee C Curry that would get the best production, or at least have Balkman as the 6th man.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Nice Headbands

Nice orange headbands shows great togetherness that they will play together as a team. The headbands reminded me of when the mid 90 Knicks who would all shave their heads come playoff time, except of course "flat top" Pat Ewing, haha just joking around. The only difference between the mid 90s shaved head Knicks and the orange head band now Knicks is that the shaved head Knicks where actually a great team!!! Don't get me wrong the orange head band Knicks have a lot of young guys who can potentially be great, it's just a funny comparison. Oh yeah and before I forget, the most annoying player to play against is Mehmet Okur this guy just simply does not miss from three down the stretch against the Knicks, its ridiculous. Heart breaking losses have to stop too, if you are going to lose just get blown out it's killing us Knick fans!!!







Can you see him thinking "get the f*ck
off of me" at least the orange head bands
give them an attitude something they haven't
had in recent years








Houston dunking it down with the shaved
head those Knicks had an attitude and
swagger that was unmatched

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Knicks at Jazz

The Knicks will go into Utah tonight facing the Jazz, it'll be the second and last time they face them this season. The last time if you remember was when Stephon Marbury took the ball the length of the court to get the game winning lay in. The Jazz are a Western powerhouse and a sweep of the Utah would be a big statement for the up and coming Knicks. Steve Francis may play as well as he is waiting for clearance from the Knicks doctors, he is day to day.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Where have you been? - Chris Childs

It's not really sad that Chris Childs will be remember mostly for one thing in his Knicks tenure, it is not his big free agent contract he signed, it is not his toughness, it is not that he couldn't stay healthy enough as a Knick to make a solid impact, it's the fact that he nearly broke Kobe's jaw with a solid right hook. As you chuckle in remembrance of one of the funniest moments in basketball history just remember, Chirs Childs was supposed to be more than that. In his second season in the league with the horrible Nets averaging career highs in both points(12.8 per game) and assists(7 per game) he signed a huge contract in the 1996 offseason with the New York Knicks (the same offseason they signed LJ and Houston). This was supposed to be it, a basketball championship finally to New York, where it BELONGS. However, he wasn't nearly as effective as the Knicks front office would have hoped, and he ended up splitting time with Charlie Ward. The next season he would lose that starting spot to Ward all together but still saw significant minutes off the bench. The end of Childs' tenure with the Knicks occured in a trade with the Raptors where the Knicks got two geezers at the time in Mark Jackson and Mugsy Bouges(who never played a game as a Knick but sat on the bench a couple of times). Chris Childs all in all was a perfect fit for New York for many reasons(attitude, style, toughness) too bad his play did not back up his huge contract and his career was not nearly as successfull as some thought it would be(he did become a millionare doing it so I'm sure he's not complaining and can you blame him?).

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Eddy Curry dunks on two Raptors

To Patrick Ewing's "damn" Curry shows his strength. Plus Kenny Smith on Curry's game

Steph Steps Up

The Knicks beat the Los Angeles Clippers last night at the Garden 102-90. Down by 10 at the half Stephon Marbury stepped up leading the charge, outscoring the Clipps 27-11 in the 3rd. Eddy Curry again knocked around another center, this time bulling Chris Kaman to 23 points and 8 boards. Clearly he is motivated by not making the "All-Star" team, maybe it's better off this way if he continues his hard play. Including a surprising 13-16 from the line, if he continues that the Knicks might be looking at a nice winning streak ahead of them. **"Double" Lee had another double double off the bench with 16 points and 10 rbs.** Cuttino Mobley was able to hoist up 5 shots against the steller defense of Q-Rich, he posted 0 points. Tim Thomas the former(but still douche bag) Knick scored 22 including a thunderous dunk over Lee which gave him a black eye. Thanks Thomas, now you are proving to all the Knick fans who hated you(including me) that if you would've played with that heart and determination every night you really could've been a solid 20 point per gamer, way to prove your critics right. Bottom line the Knickerbockers have won 2 straight.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Jerome James Provides Spark?(Yeah, Really)

When Jerome James started agains the Magic the other night I nearly dropped dead laughing. However, to Isiah's credit, the move worked out well as he blocked two of Dwight Howard's shots. Moving Frye to the bench is a good move become Jerome is a bigger(fatter, slower) and a better shot blocker, but only a better shot blocker. The final score did not show how badly the Knicks were beating them. If Jerome can spark a winning streak I'm all for it, even though they should start "Double" Lee over James who was by far the worst signing in Knicks history. Thomas has planned to continue this lineup as long as it works.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Ariza dunk over Ben Wallace

This is another reason why I hate you Larry Brown you cursed us with an always injured Francis.
Ariza Dunking On Nocioni..

This a main reason why I hate you Larry Brown.

Friday, February 02, 2007

All Star Snub?

The NBA All Stars where announced the other day and they left the main man in the middle for the Knicks off the roster. Tough break. However, did he really get snubbed? There is no question Eddy Curry does not belong on the team more then the reserve center, Dwight Howard does. But then there is the VOTED in starting center, I don't know if you've ever heard of him, his first name is Shaq. In all fairness he does not belong in the game being injured for the majority of the season, and his team is doing horribly defending their championship(due to injuries). If Shaq had any compassion he would ask to sit out the game, not only to recognize Curry, but also in order for him to not reinjure himself(i mean he's been in it enough times)and Curry would then most likely get the All Star nod. I love Shaq and have a great deal of respect for the most dominating center of this era and maybe of all time, BUT he has to much of an ego to do something like that. Plus the NBA needs Shaq in that game he is the face and the comedian of the league. I don't know why I should be so nieve to think that they would actually pick players to go to the "All Star" game that actually deserve it? That right there is part of what's wrong with the NBA, but this could all pan out and this rant will be all for naught, but I'll believe that when I see it.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Where have you been? - Derek Harper

Derek Harper......the man.

Drafted in 1983 by the Mavs in the 1st round (11th pick) out of University of Illinois. He played 9 and a half years with Dallas before being traded mid-season to the Eastern Conference powerhouse New York Knicks(1994) for Tony Campbell(Remember him?) and a 1997 first round draft pick.

He provided veteran leadership, shutdown defense, and a solid three. Tough as nails, beautiful stroke, maybe the best man to man defender at the guard position of that time, besides Payton and Jordan of course.

However, after a stint of 2 and a half years being a solid leader with the Knicks he signed back with Dallas, then played a year in Orlando and a year in L.A L.A. land before hanging it up after 16 seasons. You can now catch the beloved Knick Harper doing color commentating for the Mavericks.

Step Back

A loss like last night to the WilliamCats will make any casual fan give up on the season. Honestly, I don't blame them. However, I am always one to look on the bright side and we had no Q-Rich, a slowed down Steph, and still no Francis, plus there is still another half of the season left. Also, "Double" Lee got another double double........what a shocker.
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