How You Like Us Now?
Yves Saint opens up the floor for reader input on the Knicks.
by Yves Saint
Well, well, well. Last night’s win was full of character, not to mention some last minute heroics, against a solid Memphis Grizzlies squad. It fueled my optimism. I’ve sat through an abusive relationship with the Knicks, and I reserve the right to be unreasonably and even obnoxiously optimistic. But, I won’t. But know that I can. Let’s keep it simple.
Amar’e won my respect by having the guts to come to New York. Even with good money before, others have been scared to step to The Garden. Let’s clap for ‘em. Let’s clap for those who said he doesn’t play D. Let’s applaud the “clutch” D against The Heatles. Oh, you thought this was gonna be all about Carmelo?! Nah. Amar’e re-sparked the energy as far as I’m concerned. Let me also big the f@#k up outta Wilson Chandler, Gallo, and Felton. They were a part of the 300, as I will refer to them from now on. These guys fought fearlessly.
OK. You have Chauncey, NBA Finals MVP and World Champion. Doesn’t hurt to have this guy around. Last, but certainly not least, you have this Carmelo guy. Talk about a seamless transition. Not only did He-Man take his talents to the rotten-ass apple, but he embraced it, fit in, and is currently turning opponents into epic mealtime. Last night’s game winner? Early! Advanced breakfast maneuver. And all three do it with a smile. Forgive me. Toney Douglas’ increased output is warming. He and Anthony Carter remind me of the do-whatever-it-takes Knicks guards from the ’90s.
Let me end with this, may I, no, can I talk my sh#t?! There is this team on the beach, where co-conspirators take their talents when they lose the competitive edge to win the old-fashioned way. Kinda like how gangsters don’t die, they get fat and move to Miami—minus the gangster part. Are the Heat talented? Very. But are they a “team”? Are the Knicks a team? They are certainly working on it. Diligently. Are they talented? Yes. Please stop playing my dudes like they have no chance in the Playoffs. Some of y’all are worshipping false idols.
Most importantly, I want to hear what you all have to say.
1. Can the Knicks make significant noise in the Playoffs?
2. Is the Knicks’ new-found surge of energy just a momentary positive for the League and exciting for the time being, or is this actually going to catapult us back to NBA elite status?
3. Is the NBA finally getting exciting again? Is anyone ready to see the Knicks and the Heat fight again?