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Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 at 1:40 pm  |  50 responses

Baron Davis Wants Knicks Fans to Stop Booing the Team


Baron Davis went through the first practice of his New York Knicks career yesterday, and despite the rust, he emerged feeling confident about his own play and that of the team. He also wants the fans to stop lustily booing the Knicks at MSG. (Riiiiight. Good luck with that, Baron.) From the NY Post: “Point guard Baron Davis made some bold proclamations Monday after his first practice that the Knicks offense will become ‘unstoppable’ once they ‘hit their stride.’ […] ‘We’re going to have the fans behind us, even though they boo,’ Davis said. ‘They’re just passionate about winning. All we ask is for their patience and to keep supporting us, because the booing is not going to really help us think through things.’ … Davis knows, despite his rusty return to practice Monday, that [Mike] D’Antoni and some fans view him as this season’s savior, which might be unfair. He’ll likely make his Knicks debut on the road, perhaps in Miami Friday or Houston Saturday. ‘There’s a lot of expectations that I’ve never had in my career,’ Davis said. ‘But I’m up for the challenge.’”

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  • http://www.nbadraft.net showtime

    haHa, tell them win a F@#%k GAME!!!!

  • Brad

    If he could get James Dolan to attend the Knick Games at least the boos will be aimed at him instead of the team.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/tray24 T-Ray

    Passionate about winning? I don’t get when players say that to make up for the lack of support from the fans. In 05 I had every reason to boo the Lakers but I didn’t. To me the ones that boo are fickled cuz they’ll be cheering tomorrow.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    lol, we expect you to way less than 250LB’s. There are no expectations outside of New York. And those people had unrealistic expectations when Isiah Thomas was running things.

  • Fat Lever

    Operative word in that statement is “team”. I’d beg to differ. They’re not really playing as a team.

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Andray Blatche wants the same thing, lets see how that works out!

  • http://www.cnbc.com/ JTaylor21

    Melo really f*cked this team up. It was so selfish of him not to just sign with the team as a free agent. I would trade stat and chandler for dwight. Tony Douglas (top 3 guard), Melo (top 3 small foward), Dwight (second best center). At least the knicks would have a big three.

  • 130623

    Tony Douglas top guard? Do u watch basketball?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Are you back yet? My fantasy team could really use you.

  • http://www.cnbc.com/ JTaylor21

    1. Chris Paul
    2. Tony Douglas
    3. Derrick Rose

  • http://slamonline house

    people are fickle, you have to give them a reason to stop booing you

  • ShiQ

    B. Dizzle…may want to re-think heading into retirement. HE WAS a talented point guard and i’m sure he’s still a good player, but they type of help these guys need is WAYYYYY more than what he can give…@ T-Ray Man I feel you…I never boo my team! New Yorkers are simply impatient…and mean. Not all but mostly all. hahah no i’m kidding..not all but everyone knew that was to be expected in the Big Apple on the Big stage..In MSG…come on now.

    @130623. hahaha. right.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    Something’s up with JT today, he’s posting some pretty crazy stuff.

  • http://www.cnbc.com/ JTaylor21

    The knicks should possibly consider hiring Flip Saunders. Saunders is a guarnateed future first ballot hall of famer

  • JoeMaMa

    ….said between bites…

  • bike

    Prediction–Baron Davis will add very little to this team once he resumes playing.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    Prediction – Baron Davis will ad a George Foreman Grill to the locker room.

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com/ O

    JTaylor, I just wrote a piece on me and Enig’s blog about how this is all Melo’s fault for the exact reason you said. Just click on my name. Check it out when you have a chance.

  • MUBWAR

    on a team that has Melo(over 20 mil) Stat(over 20mil) and Chandler(17mil) they expect b-diddy to save them. it worst then I taught in gotham!

  • Dirk Nowitzki’s Mane

    “Baron Davis Wants Knicks Fans to Stop Chanting Defense During Games”

  • Dirk Nowitzki’s Mane

    “Baron Davis Wants Knicks Fans to Stop Chanting Defense During Games”

  • JML-G

    Douglas second best guard in the league? wow… Shumpert is about on his level already, not talking even bout… whoa

  • Mooney10

    Baron will at least be able to be a floor general out there, Douglas almost looks obligated to pass and run through and mostly watch the play take place. I don’t undertsnad why they don’t have Melo and Amare pick and roll each other all day, only way to create matchups that allow both players to be creative and get to open spaces. Rather then dump it to Amare or as it is now, watch Melo shoot! But their offense will come, it’s their D that is atrocious!!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    that’s someone else who has JTaylor’s information. He posts as him daily.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Canuck

    I would argue that Douglas makes a case for top guard in the league, let along top 3. Rose, with the injuries and so forth, isn’t playing at quite as high a level as Douglas has throughout his career. Shumpert on Douglas’ level? Nah, Shumps probably like, top 5, top 6 guard in the league? I agree, pair Douglas up with Dwight and Miami better watch out.

  • charliewinning

    No, Baron. I’m going to boo until your team puts out a product worth the price of the tickets I pay. If your team owner is going to overcharge for a bad product, I’m going to boo until your teammates feel enough shame to win.

  • vtrobot

    Yeah, Knicks fans, please be patient. It’s only been about 12 years and fixing this sh*t is unfortunately gonna take about 20.

  • http://counterkicks.com Quinned

    Knicks fans booing? They’ve been booing the team and draft pick for years. What else is new? SMH

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=542782613 The White Steve Smith

    The Knicks deserve every loss they get this year. They wavied an NBA finals MVP in billlups. Unless your the Miami Heat you need a guard to stay relavant in todays NBA. Instead of pursuing a guard that can run Mike Dantonis system (cp3, dwill) they got tyson chandler

  • DieselMechanic

    ok! diddys up 4 the challenge. good 2 hear it.

  • http://slamonline house

  • tomtom

    Lmfao @ nbk’s first comment.

  • anynomous

    @jtaylor You can`t be serious. Douglas may be the #2 guard on the knicks but he`s certainly not a top guard in the nba . You`ve lossed all credibility.

  • charliewinning

    Btw, anyone who call D’Antoni an elite coach clearly just comments solely to be argumentative. I never heard of an elite coach who never seriously threatend to win a title, particularly when said coach focuses on one side of the court. Some slam know-it-alls talk nonsense for no reason.

  • Milez Long

    When people are paying the type of money it costs for seats at MSG, you’re damn right they’re going to boo if you don’t put forth a respectable effort! Nobody is paying $200 to see you guys “figure things out”!

  • bull22

    @charliewinning-YEP a bunch of slam know it alls who probably are not watching games. d’antoni an elite coach is an idiotical statement and chris paul and tony douglas better guards then derrick rose, even worse.. i guess the sniffing the glue made someone forget derrick rose took chris paul apart in this season’s meeting and that paul is 0-5 against him.. give them props because they get my co-idiot awards for today.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    So there is (2) elite coaches in the NBA today. I should have said very good, to fit into your semantic definition of “elite” my bad.

  • Robert

    Knicks Fans Want Baron Davis to STFU.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    ” d’antoni an elite coach is an idiotical statement” bull22 ladies and gentleman.

  • BRAVO

    baron davis and the knicks are just a joke! they suck they need to get rid of melo and keep amamre and build after that! I hate carmelos game now. All he dose is score but it aint hellping the team when you drop 35 points a nite and the rest of the team has less than 12 points ! SMH F THE KNICKS MY TORONTO RAPTS BEAT THERE ASS ALRDY!

  • anynomous

    Although, Davis hasn`t played one game this season for NY, it`s nice to hear that he`s already making friends with knicks` fans.

  • bull22

    @nbk, since your antics are about as old as the dirt under the shoes that iam wearing, move on bruh.. your sentences are lame and tired man and iam assuming since you have no life outside of here, other then living in this slam site, take a week off man and enjoy life and read a book, call some friends and get together and watch a game. take my advice little brother and smile at life because it goes on.

  • charliewinning

    I didn’t know only two current NBA coaches made it to the finals. Oh wait, as long as you make a conference final in your career you’re elite. Thanks for clearing that up. Turns out you don’t even have to make an NBA final to get the label elite.

  • burnt_chicken

    I like “idiotical”. I’m adding it to the lexicon. And do find some wonderful symmetry in the fact that it was bull22 who coined the phrase.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/35159/roses-sweet-game-continues-bulls-roll nbk

    Douglas is a top 3 guard ALL TIME! Just look has his numbers.

  • http://ZOGS.COM ZOGS

    ^^Co-sign nbk
    although douglas has nice numbers, he does the little things (like shane battier). he will be a possible HOF If he keeps up his play.

  • WHITE_MAMBA_IS_GOAT

    They should trade for Scalabrine, so the crowd has somethink to be happy about!

  • popcornnyc

    I agree with Baron Davis. I love NY but the boos are not encouraging anyone so why keep booing??! No wonder no team ever wins in our hometown. On the other hand you have the people who feel entitled to boo because they paid money. If it’s overpriced, don’t go!

  • Holdmyown

    there must be a lot of narrow minded new york fans making comments on here about douglas being a top guard in the league…that or people trying to be funny….8.7pts, 2.2rbs, 2.4ass, 33fg%, 23 3pt% in 23 mins…not exactly impressive numbers and i dont care that he is one the same team as Melo “my arm is sore from shooting too much” Anthony or A’mare “even with these goggles on i cant see where the rebounds are at “stoudamire. Baron is not going to save them, they will struggle to make playoffs!!! Sorry knicks fans but keep booing!

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    It’s not even the people whose names the comments are being posted under. Someone has our info and uses our names to say outlandish stuff. It seems to be IAMORANGE, considering his precarious absence, the Knicks struggles, and his affinity for trying to talk sh*t to JTaylor and myself.

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