USA vs Spain

Coming to you from the Orlando ale house, about to watch Spain take on our USA team in an exhibition game.

The people at the bar are saying this will likely be the two teams competing for the gold medal.

Can Melo’s team make it two golds in a row?

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Guess my Felton T-Shirt is good again

I don’t know if Felton will wear the same number he did during his first stop with the Knicks but I did wear this to the gym the next day after we got him back.

Felton was once great for us in Mike D’Antoni’s system, but James Dolan and Carmelo wanted Mike D’Antoni out of New York, same as they did Lin.

Speaking of Carmelo, I picked up a pair of Knick Orange Melo 8’s at foot locker yesterday. They were $30 off although the Linsanity T-Shirts were still full price at 9.99.

So yes I am still a Knicks fan. I unfollowed Lin. Landry is now a memory. Jeffries deserved better.

But I will not soon forget what happened, why it happened. Anyone that tells you Lin will not be good next year, you can interpret that not only as being a hater but also as buying Dolan’s bullshit.

The better Lin does next year, the worse it makes Dolan look.

this just in: the people in this photo should have nothing to do with the Knicks franchise I have loved since 1987

Doesn’t Glen look super happy? Big Daddy Dolan perched over his shoulder monitoring, disagreeing, vetoing, forcing and pretending to understand all basketball related decisions just like a good owner should.

Hey, where’s Isiah, shouldn’t he be in the picture too?

I mean, I understand why team players like Jared Jeffries, Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields aren’t there, they are basketball purists not sucked into the diamond-clad bully vacume of CAA. But if the “renaissance man” AKA Amar’e is there, why isn’t that bitch that gave him the nickname there too?

Somebody get me a fire extinguisher to punch, Lin’s not coming back, but Isiah is.

THE LIN CONTRACT IS NOT THE PROBLEM

 

You don’t need these two on the same damn team, that’s the problem.

Amar’e’s contract is uninsured, that’s the damn problem.

Carmelo Anthony’s huge ego is the damn problem.

Lin is the best young, team-first player on the roster.

Remember when Phil Jackson called the roster clumsy? That was a shot at James Dolan, another big ass problem.

James Dolan is a cancer to the Knicks organization.

He surrounds himself with yes men that are shown the door if they disagree with his (inept) basketball related decisions.

This is why logic and reason left with Donnie Walsh.

Right now is just as crazy as when Isiah Thomas was in control of the Knicks.

Oh wait, according to Adrien Wojo, Isiah Thomas has been in control of the Knicks since the Carmelo trade.

The trade that made our roster clumsy.

Carmelo and his agents are saving a spot for Chris Paul.

Another pipe dream, a sequence of pipe dreams from LeBron to Melo being a winner at the NBA level to Chris Paul.

If I were the Knicks I would trade Melo and sign Lin.  That would create the possibility for a real cohesive team to form during training camp.

It won’t happen because Dolan forced the Melo trade, so we have to spend the next four or five years proving he was right.

Just as we spent four years proving Dolan was right about Isiah Thomas.

Jason Kidd Arrested for Drunk Driving

The basketball Gods have been swift to react to the news that Jeremy Lin will not be back with the New York Knicks in this recent turn of cruel fate for the Knicks.

The guy they think will erase the memory of Lin, Jason Kidd, is locked up for drunken driving.

Melo was quoted as saying, “its up to management to decide if they want to match that ridiculous contract,”

Translation:  I am jealous of Jeremy Lin and can’t handle not being the most important player on the team.

I also blame the stupid wannabe Larry Brown, Mike Woodson for his lack of support for Lin.

Perhaps this all has to do with Lin not being a part of the CAA since it not only runs ESPN, but runs the New York Knicks.

James Dolan is a piece of garbage, as is Isiah Thomas, as is Glen Grunwald, as is Mike Woodson.

My heart left this team with Donnie Walsh’s departure, and ever since then logic and reason have also left this team.

Why dump a young player with his whole future ahead of him (Lin) for a short fat chunk Felton and the knees of Jason Kidd?

This whole shit smells like Dolan’s constant interference in basketball related decisions.  Surely Grunwald isn’t stupid enough to think this roster full of old bastards, washed up has-beens and selfish cancers is going to beat Miami in its prime.

 

Kidd: “A Great Challenge” to get Melo and STAT to play well together.

Kidd was just on the Michael Kay show on ESPN Radio New York.

Jason Kidd will be 40 years old this upcoming NBA season.

He said he enjoys playing in the building called Madison Square Garden.

I will be the first to tell you he really kicked our butts while he was a Net.  It used to piss me off.

Remember we had Marbury at the time and the reporters were trying to kill him with the “I’m the best point guard in the NBA.”

No one took that more personal than Jason Kidd.

Kidd said he wants to be in the game the last 6 minutes of the fourth.  He said he doesn’t mind not being a starter.

Kidd also said Lin will be a consistent player.  Kidd said he would leave it up the reporters to label him great or not.

The starting five and bench five I am envisioning are as follows.

PG  Lin

SG Shumpert (to begin in January 2013)

C  Tyson Chandler

SF Melo

PF Chandler

PG Jason Kidd (the newest memeber of Mobb Deep*)

SG JR Smith

C  Harrellson

SF  Novak

PF Jeffries

*respect to Alan Hahn** for coining the phrase Mobb Deep

**respect to the infamous Real Mobb Deep***.

***not to be confused with Goodie Mob

Nash gets revenge on Dolan for D’Antoni. Good news or bad news for Knicks fans?

On the bright side, we has Shumpert still in a Knicks jersey.

Alan Hahn was blindsided yesterday with the Nash stuff.  He had me convinced.

So did Glen Grunwald hold the line in a Donnie Walsh fashion?  Is is possible to have a spine when your boss is Dolan?

Do you buy the Steve Nash family story?  Would Nash’s ex wife not want to move with the kids to New York?  I find it hard to believe more people prefer the fakeness of Los Angeles to the authenticity of New York, particularly Nash.

But to each their own.

We have Shumpert, who is an asset and had more upside at this stage of his career.  Nash is a legend but his legacy will be that of Ewing and Barkley and Malone:

A ‘champion’ without a ring.

The heart of a champion.

110%

Etc.

LA isn’t getting past OKC or Miami.  Unless they get Dwight.

Even with Dwight I doubt they can beat Miami at full strength.

Why do the knicks always get shit on?  The answer is Dolan’s Kharma is that bad.

One love, defenders.

Nash on the verge of being a Knick

The sign and trade would further diminish this depleted roster.  Shumpert, Douglas, Jordan, and Harrellson are the pieces.

Thanks to Bilz for the heads up, also on dunk man James White signing with the Knicks coming back from overseas.

 

I hope there are no more magic tricks and the Knicks get to keep Lin.

New York radio is focused on Marcus Camby coming back to New York to backup Tyson Chandler.  Perhaps Alan Hahn started that rumor.  If you are in the New York City area, 98.7 FM is the new ESPN New York.

Ken Burger, CBS sports.com

“he wants to go to New York” -sources.