Sunday, February 15, 2009

Nate Robinson Slam Dunk Contest - 2009 Champion

Knick fans have something to be proud of and who cares how meaningless it really is. Nate Robinson did his thing jumping over the 6'10 Dwight Howard beating "Superman" (don't forget Shaq is the original Superman of the NBA).

After the first round Nate went into the locker room after the first round to put on the green St. Patties Day uniform to signify cryptonite and it was histerical.




Reggie Miller gets the just STFU (Shut The F*** Up) Award last night. He was annoying and I enjoyed how Kenny Smith continuously put him in his place. Call it bias if you want but even during regular games I find myself yelling at the TV for Reggie to shutup. Is it because I am a die hard Knick fan and I hate Reggie "The Original Flopper" Miller anyway? I'll admit that might be the case.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Knicks Better Go After Amare

Amare Stoudemire is "officially on the trade block" and the Knicks should waste no time in entertaining Phoenix with offers. It is being "reported" that Phoenix is looking for expiring contracts and draft picks. Suns management is tired of their team under achieving it seems to be that simple. With that said, it still wouldn't be a particularly smart move by the Suns to trade the 26 year old All-Star Starter. However, the possibility the recession has hit the Suns organization can not be over looked in this rough economic time.

There is always one thing certain about the Knicks they are not going to be hit by the recession. They are currently at the top or close to the top of the most valuable franchises in all of sports (I don't care enough to look that up but I remember hearing that). So the Knicks can afford to bring in Amare and they still would be in a position to have enough money under the cap to sign LeBron in 2010. Honestly, do you think LeBron would want to come to New York more if there was already an MVP caliber player on the Knicks? Uhhh, YEAH!! Not to mention the obvious ties Amare has to Coach D'Antoni.

I was trying to work out possible trades on ESPN's Trade Machine and the best possilbe one that would work out salary wise (while keeping "Double" Lee) is Stephon Marbury, Nate Robinson and throw in however many first round picks and straight cash you can for Amare Stoudemire and Leandro Barbosa (don't cry this time Leandro Isiah's not the coach anymore) and I don't see why the Knicks wouldn't do this. However, if the Knicks have to part with fan favorite "Double" Lee to get Amare Stoudemire obviously you make the move

Mr. Walsh has said (paraphrasing)the goal is to get under the cap by 2010 but if a star player you can't pass up on becomes available then we would do our best to pick him up. The only problem is that Phoenix might be a little immature in not wanting to give Amare to D'Antoni and will probably demand for "Double" Lee. Bottom line is getting a star player like Amare Stoudemire is not just a dream for THIS year it could be reality.

In the words of rapper Red Cafe' on his new song "Hottest in the Hood" - "I blend with the money like a good fade, I'm a Knick fan we need a good traaaade"

check out the ESPN trade machine it's great
http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/trademachine

The player that Mr. Walsh is more likely to go after is his former player Jermaine O'Neal who is also on the "block."

Monday, February 09, 2009

Hard Loss To Swallow

The Knicks lost yesturday afternoon to the Blazers 109-108 with this tough scooping finger roll by Brandon Roy at the buzzer. New York has ended this "Dream Week" (which is more like "Hell Week") going 0-4 and this is not the type of week the Knicks hoped for. Overall the Knicks played well and showed alot of fight and if it weren't for a few questionable calls N.Y. mitght've been able to beat the Cavs this past Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Hopefully This Doesn't Happen Again

These are highlights from LeBron James' 50 point performance last season at the Garden. The Fans were rooting for LeBron to get to 50 somewhat like Kobe the other night who dropped 61.

Listen up fellow fans I understand that you want LeBron (and of course I do to) but at the game tonight (which I will be attending) cheer for him before the game and after with polite applause (maybe throw in a "WE WANT LEBRON" chant which I am going to try and start). However, once this game begins he is the enemy. The Knicks are only a half a game out of the final playoff spot so this game is huge. This is not last season or the previous 5 when they have been dreadfull.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

When Kobe is Hot, He Can't Be Stopped


Kobe Bryant started off the game by hitting a few jump shots and immediately I thought to myself, "uh oh." Wilson Chandler was draped all over him all night long and it just did not matter. Kobe would hit Chandler with a pump fake then a spin and it would be cash, or it would be a one dribble pull up and it would be cash or it would be a fake left then fake right then fade away left and it would be cash plus the foul. It was just an amazing performance by the best player in the NBA.

Kobe Bryant broke Bernard King's record of 60 points at the new Garden by dropping 61 last night. It's going to be funny what MSG Network calls this night like they call Michael Jordan's 55 points the "double nickle." How about.....Kobe Bryant's "Half-dollar-dime-penny" hosted by Al Trautwig (don't get all crazy MSG I'm just teasing).

When Kobe gets hot there is nobody in league who can keep up with him and I mean nobody as in LeBron as well. Once Kobe got going full speed ahead in the second half the Knicks just got deflated and were blown out a lot worse then the final score was - only losing by 9. Out of all the stats from last night of Kobe Bryant (19-31 from the field and 3-6 from downtown) the most impressive to me was the 20-20 from the free throw line.

Monday, February 02, 2009

The Knicks Are In Hell Week

The Knicks start off their hell week with a game at home against the defending Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers, then Wednesday they host the LeBrons, Friday they host the World Champion Bastin Celtics and then to cap it off they have to go to Portland next Sunday.....YIKES!! If the Knicks can some how win two of these games it'll be a huge accomplishment (hopefully they win the Wednesday game that I am going to and spent $55 on!!). However, if New York can keep this hot streak they have been on and somehow win more then two, they would be on a huge high heading into the All-Star break.

There are some injuries that'll help the Knicks out as Andrew Bynum is out with a knee injury (again) and Kevin Garnett is banged up and has the flu. So hopefully the Knicks can pull some of these huge games out. It's going to be a fun week of basketball to say the least and it'll definitely help me get over my football withdrawal (FOR THE TIME BEING!!).

Sunday, February 01, 2009

NBA TV Top 10 Best Dunks: Nate Robinson

In honer of Super Bowl Sunday here are the top 10 dunks of the best football player on the Knicks, Nate Robinson. Nasty Nate was a nasty return man and corner back for the University of Washington. Then he walked on as a basketball player and chose to stick with basketball (great choice guaranteed contracts and less contact).

These are only the best dunks of his NBA career so far. VOTE FOR NATE IN THE SLAM DUNK CONTEST!!

Luis Scola Meet Wilson Chandler

Wilson Chandler aka Mr. Smooth aka the Carlos Beltran of basketball dunks it in the face of Luis Scola. The whole Garden and the entire Knicks team went crazy but there was not even a smile from Chandler....but who cares what a dunk!!!

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