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Sure, the Hitler meme has been done to death, but I think “Hitler in his bunker as the allied forces close in” is probably the best way to describe the way it felt to be a Knicks fan last Tuesday night. Just hopeless, trying to talk yourself into everything being alright.  Hope Melo stays healthy, the Knicks hit big in free agency, and the pick doesn’t become a complete disaster.  But us Knicks fans have to believe in something.   An entire year of tanking for this bullshit. So sad. So Knicks.

Also, the Cavs bowtie kid line killed me.  Because that son of a bitch has magical powers.  The least LeBron could have done after leaving the entire state of New York with blue balls following the Decision would have been to lend that bowtied rabbit’s foot to the Knicks for the lottery. Instead, nothing but Hitler memes for this sad ass franchise.

h/t Knicksmemes for creating this gem

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F you, Wal-Mart.  The last thing I needed after a close loss and another Melo hat was to see Jeremy Lin’s face laughing at me.  Linsanity was basically the polar opposite of the current state of Knicks basketball.  A bunch of straight up nerds (Lin, Landry Fields, and Steve Novak) winning games they had no business winning as The Garden completely ate it up.  Then we let Lin go for nothing and brought back Fatboy Ray Felton to run the point.

Fast forward to today and we have a team that isn’t even trying to tank losing every game in the most heartbreaking fashion possible.  And I understand that this was probably a mistake made by some Wal-Mart employee making $3 per hour.  But I would hope that Carmelo Anthony is a big enough name to know that he isn’t an Asian basketball player, let alone that his name is not Anthony Carmelo.  But this is just sad.

 

 

When your team starts the season 4-11 and their best player is already injured, you have to get excited about anything that will make you remotely happy.  So I am going to get psyched about the Greek Streak pinning people against the backboard like Leon did during his imaginary games in Above The Rim.  Do I wish that my team was competing for an Eastern Conference title like the Raptors or the #1 pick like the Sixers?  Sure.  But when life hands you lemons as a Knicks fan, you are just grateful that Isiah Thomas isn’t here to tell you that they are strawberries.

Sure the Greek Streak is raw as hell, but an athletic block is more exciting than almost any play on the court that isn’t a dunk.  I almost had more fun watching those YouTube highlights than I have had watching the Knicks all season.  Whenever Phil is done purging the roster of hot garbage,  Antetokounmpo needs to get a call up to The Association.  The guy hustles, plays with an infectious energy, and will immediately be a crowd favorite at The Garden.  Plus I will 100% be talking myself into The Greek Freak signing with the Knicks in a few years just because his brother plays here.  That’s what being a Knicks fan is all about now.  Looking forward to next year’s draft (when we actually have a 1st round pick) and convincing yourself that the best free agents will want to play in a big, cold city with an income tax and a volume shooting superstar.  #Knickstape, baby!

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via reddit (duh)

So Alan Hahn did a reddit AMA a few weeks ago and I finally got around to checking it out. Hahn was peppered with questions about the 2015 Free Agency class because that’s what life is like for Knicks fans now. Here were his answers:

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Nothing really groundbreaking, but I completely agree with Hahn’s take.  There is almost no chance that Durant comes to New York and plays in a crazy market with a dipshit owner.  The one X-Factor is that Phil is a great basketball mind that can probably talk up superstars better than any other executive in the league.  Pat Riley recruited LeBron James by talking about Michael Jordan and legacies.  Well Phil helped put those 6 rings on MJ’s hands (and vice versa, obviously).  Add in the 7 Phil won with the Knicks and Lakers, and you have to think that any player that wants to win titles will at least give the Zen Master a chance to plead his case.   There is already one superstar here in Melo, so if KD wants to come here, it wouldn’t be the craziest idea in the world.

But Durant strikes me as a guy who either stays loyal and re-signs with Oklahoma City or goes home like LeBron and plays for the Wizards.  Making Marc Gasol the priority is the best option and probably the best fit for the Knicks.  A team running Phil Jackson’s triangle offense with an elite scorer and a Gasol brother won the Lakers two championships.  Granted, there were also players like Ron Artest, Lamar Odom, Andrew Bynum, and Derek Fisher in the mix.  But getting one of the best centers in the league to pair with Melo would be a hell of a start to competing in the East with LeBron and the Cavs.

A few other “highlights” from the AMA:

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This has to be the all-time worst answer to the question “What is your best Clyde story?”.  Clyde Frazier was stylin’ and profilin’ in Paris, and the best story you have is that you walked around and took pictures?  What an absolute crock of horse shit.  I want to hear that Clyde and Hahn hit a dozen French brothels and partied like it was the 1973.  Unacceptable.

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Rirruto10 comes in hot with that question and Hahn throws it right back in his face.  Rirruto is lucky that Hahn didn’t knock his block off for chirping at his “sisters” like that.  And for the record, homey is spelled H-O-M-E-Y.

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A great question by Mommy_Fucked_Gandhi.  And Alan’s answer just ripped open a huge scab in my Knicks fan soul.  I am going to go stare out my window drink a fifth of vodka as I try to get 2-18 out of my head now.

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NY Daily News- The New York Knicks will hold their training camp at the United States Military Academy for the first time since 1966.

The team says Thursday it will practice in West Point, New York, from Sept. 30 until Oct. 4 at Christl Arena.

It will be the first training camp under new coach Derek Fisher. The Knicks have been holding camp at their training center in Greenburgh in recent years after having it in Saratoga in former coach Mike D’Antoni’s first two seasons in 2008 and ‘09.

The U.S. national team practiced for a day at West Point before the Basketball World Cup.

Well it looks like basketball’s Bad News Bears are heading up to the military headquarters of our country.  What can possibly go wrong?  I’m glad you asked!

3:1- Phil Jackson leads a non-violent protest regarding the United States’ military drone policy and is forcibly removed from campus.  The seeds are planted for James Dolan to fire Jackson within the year and finally bring back Isiah Thomas.

7:1- J.R. Smith gets caught in a tweeting scandal with a female cadet when his direct message “You trying to get the rifle?” goes public.  The tabloids have a field day.

10:1- Iman Shumpert hurts his knee in the first scrimmage and is hobbled for the rest of the season while Knicks fans (including myself) tell themselves he would be an elite defender if healthy.  This has absolutely nothing to do with West Point.  It’s just Shump being Shump

10000:1- The Knicks make it through the week with no issues and start resembling a contender in the Eastern Conference.

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John Starks and The Oakman on a pair of socks?  Whoever came up with this pair of hoses just redefined the sock game forever.  I only rock sandals in the summer, but this beautiful piece of clothing has me rethinking all of my wardrobe choices now.

The only way these socks are not the greatest things ever created is if Rob Kardashian made them.  But the Kardashians are more about having basketball players inside them than being inside basketball players.

Purchase these socks on Stance Socks.

PS- If they made and marketed a sweatband with a picture of a dripping Patrick Ewing, the creators could print their own money.

h/t Z-Man for this gem

First of all, lets just remember that the Knicks didn’t even have a pick until the emancipation of Knicks fans from Raymond Felton.  Thank you Phil.

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With pick 34, the Knicks selected Cleanthony Early.  Early was the best player on a team that went undefeated in the regular season, granted in the MVC.  But there have been enough players in the NBA that played against weaker competition and still made a good name for themselves (Steph Curry, Gordon Hayward).  Getting a player that can play on both ends of the court, has been compared to Clifford Robinson, and was predicted to go in the first round at pick 34 is a legit win for the Knicks.  Plus, this:

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ESPN-  The Miami Heat’s immediate focus remains overcoming a 2-1 NBA Finals deficit to the San Antonio Spurs, but discussions have begun within the organization about trying to grow their so-called Big Three into a Big Four, according to sources close to the situation.

Sources told ESPN.com that Heat officials and the team’s leading players have already started to explore their options for creating sufficient financial flexibility to make an ambitious run at adding New York Knicks scoring machine Carmelo Anthony this summer in free agency.

The mere concept would require the star trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to all opt out of their current contracts by the end of the month and likely take further salary reductions in new deals that start next season to give Miami the ability to offer Anthony a representative first-year salary. The Heat also are prevented from making any formal contact with Anthony until July 1 and can do so then only if he opts out of the final year of his current contract. Anthony has until June 23 to notify the Knicks of his intentions, according to sources.

Being tortured by the most famous and beloved player in NBA history in my youth?  A huge bummer.

Watching my favorite team lose some of the most painful games when sports still meant a little too much?  That was tough.

Seeing my team bottom out the last 10 years, pin its hopes to signing the best player since MJ, and then seeing that player go to an arch-rival and win multiple championships?  Almost bad enough to just give up all together.

But THIS would be rock bottom.  Seeing my favorite team acquire my favorite player in college basketball history and then have him abandon the team to join LeBron and the EVIL Pat Riley down in Miami.  Sooner or later you just have to ask yourself “is it all worth it”?  Pat Riley truly is The Devil.

Or at least Derek from Step Brothers.  Pure evil.  That seems like a fair comparison.

PS- Just like Steve Kerr, if Melo doesn’t want to be in NYC, then beat it.  You have to WANT to be in New York to win in New York.  If you don’t have “it” in you, then we don’t want you here.

PSS- Please don’t go, Melo.  I’m sorry.

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Bleacher Report- Ric Bucher Says Steve Kerr and Tyronn Lue Among Names for Knicks’ Next Coach.  

One of the hottest stories in the league right now is how Phil Jackson will go about rebuilding the New York Knicks.  While current coach Mike Woodson says he’d be happy to coach the triangle offense, Jackson might be looking to make a coaching change this summer.  

So we are between a guy that MJ once smacked up in practice or the guy whose career highlight was getting crossed up and walked over by AI?  So Knicks it hurts.  I wanna believe, I truly do.  But I feel like every time I see Coach Lue on the sidelines, I will see The Answer straight dogging him.

Add in the fact that our owner acts and looks like the owner of The Monstars from Space Jam and I just can’t think rationally about this team anymore.

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