Friday, November 28, 2008

"Star"bury Suspended 1 Game


Stephon Marbury was suspended one game by the team for refusing to go into the game. The Knicks are treating Stephon the way he deserves to get treated because he left the team last year high and dry in Phoenix. At least now he is getting docked some of his massive contract even if it just for one game. Several players (Q-Rich) have come out recently expressing their dislike for Steph for the way he has acted and the way he is acting so screw Marbury let him rot on the bench.


The Knicks are treating Stephon terrible and that if they want to attract LeBron or anybody else in 2010 then they have to treat him right. The idiots on Fox's "Sports Extra" show or the NY Post are saying things like this and they do not know what they are talking about. If anybody else out there is saying this then they are down right stupid as well and should not be taken seriously when covering the Knicks.


So after Stephon did what he did last year in Phoenix and rejected an offer to actually play this year I'd just let him rot on the bench for the season. Put him on the disabled list or suspend him for the season for "conduct detrimental to the team" because I'd rather see Jerome James in uniform sitting on the bench then Marburys tattooed head. Hey it's not like the Knicks are looking to win this year or next year so to say this is a distraction to the "team" then you are down right stupid as well. Also to simply buy out Marbury would just be giving him his wish and he'll sign with Boston the next day and win a championship and Knick fans honestly how would that make you feel? I rest my case.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wilson Chandler: 30-second Preview to the Future

Wilson Chandler better be here for years to come. Does anybody know where I can find his jersey for less then the personalized price of around $200?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Did You Really Think The Trade Wasn't Going to Go Through?

The Knicks/Clippers trade of Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins for (chucker) Tim Thomas and Cuttino Mobley was made "official" today. If you really thought this trade wasn't going to happen because of Mobley's alleged heart problems then you are as dense as Paris Hilton. Bottom line is that the Knicks do not care if Mobley has potential heart problems because they are only renting the guy anyway. If there was any real heart problems then the NBA would step in and not let Mobley play. Tim Thomas and Cuttino Mobley are only going to be here for a short period of time and that is that.

Al Harrington on the other hand has talent and if he plays well they should think about keeping him on this squad for the future. I've said it once and I'll say it again you have to have some kind of solid role players on this team if you want to attract LeBron. If there is only C or D level talent on this team then why would LeBron want to leave his hometown to play with a bunch of scrubs in NYC? Well I guess the playing in Madison Square Garden could help alittle bit but talent would put him over the top.

Knicks Host The LeBrons

The Knicks play the Cleveland LeBrons tonight at the Garden and you know the media is going to have a field day with this. It's tough as a fan to get excited about a Knicks game when the team traded away all their talent and basically packed it in for the next two years. Granted the trades were the right moves and I am not against them, it's just that as a die hard Knick fan I want to get excited for my team but I can't. Well I can't get excited yet because I know Mr. Walsh has something else up his sleeve (I don't have any "sources" out there to make me look smart like the "genius" beat writers out there I just have a hunch). The only reason to tune in will to see how LeBron dunks it on someone or how he gets "defended" by Wilson Chandler or Q-Rich or to see the next highlight by Nate Robinson.


Can the Knicks pick Patrick Ewing Jr. back up?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Reaction To Trades

As I am sure you have heard by now the Knicks dumped their salaries and their 2 best players Zach Randolph and Jamal Crawford. They traded Jamal Crawford to Golden State straight up for Al Harrington and they traded Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins to Clipperland (sucks for them) for Cuttino Mobley (great lefty shooter) and former Knick (ball hog) Tim Thomas. In trading their top two scorers they essentially have packed it in for the next two years but being the die hard fan that I am what am I supposed to do for the next two years?

I love basketball and I love the Knicks and I'm still going to be watching the games but I am not particularly happy in the short term about having a crappy team once again. However, the great start the Knicks got off to basically raised the value of their players and made it easier for Mr. Walsh to pull the trigger on these trades.

As fans we have to sacrifice the short term for the long term. So when we have LeBron or D-Wade or both we will not be upset about not competing for the '08-'09 and '09-'10 seasons they will be distant memories.

Another point is that the Knicks still have to keep some sort of talent on this squad to attract these free agents. They must resign Wilson Chandler in that same 2010 offseason who will be a restricted free agent. LeBron or anybody won't want to come to a team with a bunch of C and D level players and wait a few years to win.


Now all the Knicks have to do is get rid of Eddy "Oliver Miller" Curry but the likely hood of that happening is slim to none......BUY HIM OUT!!!!


Notable 2010 Unrestricted Free Agents

Kendrick Perkins - Celtics (no thanks)
Paul Pierce - Celtics (not going to leave BASTIN)
Jason Richardson - Bobcats (could work)
Lebron James - The LeBrons (I'll pick u up myself)
Delonte West - The LeBrons (no thanks)
Josh Howard - Mavericks (maybe)
Dirk Nowitzki - Mavericks (no thanks softest "superstar" in the league)
Kenyon Martin - Nuggets (no thanks)
J.R. Smith - Nuggets (no thanks)

Kelenna Azubuike - Warriors (ehh no thanks)
Shane Battier - Rockets (no thanks, can someone iron his wrinkley head...JUST KIDDING)
Yao Ming - Rockets (Houston is going to throw every dollar they had at him)
T.J. Ford - Pacers (sure great pass first point guard if Duhon doesn't continue to improve)
Pau Gasol - Lakers (Ga"soft" as Stephen A. Smith calls him will probably stay in L.A. L.A. land)

Dwyane Wade - Heat (Hop in the car with LeBron I'll drive you guys on over here)
Richard Jefferson - Bucks (could be a nice fall back option if N.Y. doesn't sign a big name at SF)
Luc Mbah a Moute - Bucks (solid player could fit nice)
Sebastian Telfair - T-Wolves (I think the Knicks are done with this gene pool, you should've went to college!!)
Tyson Chandler - Hornets (CP3's favorite teammate and great shot blocker...he is not going anywhere)
Peja Stojakovic - Hornets (he will be 150 in two years no thanks)
Amare Stoudemire - Suns (Probably will resign with Phoenix but he loves D'Antoni so hmmm)
Tony Parker - Spurs (The luckiest man in the world Mr. Eva Longoria will stay in San Antonio)
Chris Bosh - Raptors (Under rated great player will probably want to leave Toronoto....let's try and bring him in)
Andrei Kirilenko - Jazz (probably the 3rd best defender in the league behind K.G. and Artest)

Caron Butler - Wizards (has bounced around enough already in his young career will probably stay in Washington)
DeShawn Stevenson - Wizards (to full of himself and has beef with LeBron so no thanks)





Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Knicks Fall To Celtics

It was a tough loss to swallow for the New York Knickerbockers tonight falling to the Celtics 110-101. The Knicks played well offensively as usual but typically there was no defense to be found. For the majority of the game until the 4th quarter there was no intensity and who knows why. At least they showed that fire at the end of the game by coming back and cutting it with in 4. "I don't really care if they respect us......are job is to come in here and beat them" said Quentin Richardson after the game. Wilson Chandler could have cut it within 3 but he missed a big free throw on an And 1 then Brian Scalabrine ended the Knicks comeback by nailing a 3. Even with the missed free throw Chandler continues to impress me as he had an excellent game scoring 23 points and grabbing 7 rebounds. The refs also had a terrible game missing tons of calls on both sides but in the end the better team did win. Q-Rich also went on after the game talking about the refs lackadaisical night adding, "They are the champs we are gonna get T-d up first" He is absolutely right but the Knicks have to earn that respect from the refs to but hey at least they are going in the right direction.

Huge Game Tonight: Knicks @ Celtics

The Knicks are traveling to Boston tonight or BASTIN as they like to call it to play the champs. Knick fans before you get flash backs to the 50 point Boston Massacre last year Kevin Garnett will not be playing. The Defensive Player of the Year will be serving a one game suspension for taking a "swing" at Andrew Bogut of the Bucks (what a joke that suspension is a fine would have been fine).

The lane will be open for Duhon, Nasty Nate and J. Crawford to get in there, yeah they'll still have Kendrick Perkins but come on he's no K.G. (but then again nobody is). However, there are still two future first ballot Hall of Famers on their squad in Ray-Ray and Paul Pierce. Expect a high scoring affair and if the Knicks can somehow come out on top it will be a huuuuuuuuuuuuuge confidence booster that can last with them for a while.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Big Game Tuesday Night

After the heartbreaking loss to the Dallas Mavericks at home in O.T. the Knicks have to travel to Boston......great. New York and Boston will renew their city vs city rivalry. If the Knicks lose Tuesday night (which is likely) it's going to be a little easier on the hearts of us New Yorkers who have been dominated by the Bostonians in sports over the last few years because of how the Jets held off Bill Beli-cheat and the Patriots last Thursday night. However, before you can just give the win to the Celtics the game has to be played first and you know Mike D'Antoni is going to have this team ready to play. The only problem is that the Celtics are just a little more talented (sarcasm) then the Knicks so it is going to be a rough evening. Hey at least this guy isn't coaching anymore.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Knicks Players Reacting to Beating Thunder

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Send in the Clowns: A Tribute to Larry Brown the Worst Coach in Knicks History

Great and funny video on exactly what I think of Larry Brown. He sabotaged the only season he coached with the Knicks for the money. I only wish I was there last night to boo him in person as the Knicks beat the Bobcats at home 101-98. Jamal Crawford hit 2 clutch free throws at the end of the game to put the game away for good (something Stephon Marbury has never done). The Knicks are back at .500 with a 2-2 record.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

You Think Marbury Should Play for the Knicks? Then You Do Not Know What You Are Talking About

A few "expert" beat writers and also talk radio "experts" out there say play MARBURY?!?!?! They are mainly saying "well if you are going to lose games why not play Marbury so you can win some." Excuse me?!? If you have watched any bit of the NBA over the last ten years or any Knick game at least over the last few years you would know that Stephon Marbury's teams do not win....EVER!!!

First off the guy left his team hanging last year with nothing!! Not to mention it was in Phoenix against guess who.....current coach Mike D'Antoni. D'Antoni knows first hand all about Steph's selfishness and how he deserted this team last season. Also Steph was on Phoenix with D'Antoni before D'Antoni had him traded just a few games into the season he had see something then also. Do not forget about what he did to his boy Kevin Garnett leaving him out in the cold in Minnesota so he can make his money (you think he regrets that now?).

Marbury does have the most talent on this team BY FAR but the Knicks are 1-2 because they don't play defense not because Stephon Marbury isn't on the floor. Chris Duhon has never been a full time starter in this league before so relax and let him gain some valuable experience. Mardy Collins has never had any real playing time in his young career so why not let him get experience also? You have to give Duhon and Collins at least 20-30 games before you can say they are terrible and cry for Marbury. If you put Marbury in now then all you will do is take away playing time from Duhon, Collins and Nate Robinson (who was born for this system) and retard their growth even more (Isiah and Larry Brown already messed up Collins and Nate enough).

If Marbury gets in he's just going to do what he usually does and that is shoot at the wrong times and overly embarrass his teammates for making a mistake. Steph can not be on a young team trying to learn the ropes of the NBA. He's been on several teams and they always get better when he gets traded. Again please understand that it has only been 3 games!!!!!

New York is in rebuilding mode and everybody seemed to know that before the season started. Also everybody seemed to understand it was about gaining experience for the young guys and winning games is not a priority right now. Yet after 3 games there are all these so called "experts" out there who say Marbury should be on the floor. AM I MISSING SOMETHING?!?!?! The priority right now (I feel like a broken record) is to cut salary by 2010 while making the fans as happy as possible while they lose some games over the next 2 seasons.

Bottom line the Knicks are in full rebuilding mode so there are going to be some struggles. I know Knick fans are the most passionate fans in the world that doesn't like the losing (and I am one of them) but YOU HAVE TO BE PATIENT. Putting Stephon Marbury in will only push that elusive championship further away from us fans in the future.



**Keep him on the bench in a suit and let him not play and suffer. Let him "get all his money" while being embarrassed. Anything Marbury says about how he wishes Larry Brown was still coach blah, blah HE IS ONLY SAYING WHAT HE KNOWS WILL GET UNDER DOLAN'S SKIN DO NOT LISTEN TO A WORD HE SAYS**

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Wilson Chandler Dunks on Jermaine O'Neal

I know I'm late with putting this video up on Knicks Central but with Chandler's outstanding play he deserves it. Check more of my writing out on http://www.mvn.com/fatherknickerbocker

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