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D’Antoni Accepts Knicks Job
May 10, 2008

Dammit… the Knicks are starting to make good moves.  Now they’re getting Mike D’Antoni

Mike D’Antoni has accepted an offer to coach the New York Knicks, according to a media reports. 

The former Phoenix Suns coach, who was also sought by the Chicago Bulls, has accepted a four-year, $24 million deal to take over the Knicks, according to reports by Sports Illustrated and The Boston Globe, both citing a league source.

Let’s be honest… they could get the dead guy from Weekend At Bernies to coach that team and it would be better than Isiah.  And by the way… keeping Zeke on the payroll is a brilliant move on their part.  Now they can force him to stay away from the team… and if he doesn’t… they can fire him and he won’t get paid.  If they bought him out… he could contact players and be a pest.  The Knicks would spend that money anyway… but this way… they can control how much Isiah impacts the team.

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Eddy Curry: Out For Season (Obese)
March 15, 2008

eddy curryEddy Curry’s season is over.  His knees have officially buckled under the weight of his tremendous gut.  How fat is he?  Check out the NY Post headline.

You know what?  Let’s just make this a ‘crap on the Knicks’ post?

Guess who this quote is from:

“… incompetence is rampant across the board at MSG and Cablevision.  (Isiah) fits in pretty well then. They all deserve each other, Mills, Dolan, Isiah. Dolan is incompetent. Mills is incompetent. Isiah is incompetent. That’s why they’re at this point, that’s why there was a lawsuit, that’s why there was a trial, that’s why they allowed all their dirty laundry to be aired.”

That’s from Anucha Browne Sanders.  She’s getting $3 million more from the Knicks than Curry this year, but she’s just about as productive. 

And finally… this YouTube Clip: “Where Isiah Happens”… inspired by Bill Simmons.

Red’s Army, where Schadenfreude happens.

This Explains A Lot
March 8, 2008

isiah thomasWhen you look at the Knicks… you can’t help but wonder how the hell Isiah Thomas still has a job.  He has assembled a mouth-breathing goon squad of me-first jackasses (and mortgaged the team’s future to do it)… he gets nothing out of the team on the floor… and his demeanor in the front office led to a huge sexual harassment settlement.

By all accounts… any one of these things taken individually amounts to a fireable offense.  The combination of them all makes Thomas the only person the CIA can waterboard without fear of repercussion.

MSG, the parent company of the Knicks, can’t be SO incompetent…. that it doesn’t notice all this… right?

As this video… courtesy of ebsports.net… provides proof that… yes… yes it is.

Honestly… I think that company is run by a retarded hampster.  They’re run by the kind of people who can burn a kitchen down making a bowl of cereal. 

I Love NY
February 13, 2008

eddy curry and zach randolphI love everything about our games against the Knicks.  I love that Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph are two lard-asses who call timeouts to order hot dogs and beer.  I mean… look at that picture!  I’ll bet that’s at the pre-game tip and Curry is winded walking to center court.  And is that Randolph, or the old Antoine Walker?  Or did he eat ‘Toine? 

I especially love the fact that Isiah Thomas continues to hang onto his job.  Every day he doesn’t get fired is like my birthday all over again. 

Remember before the season started… when everyone said “wow… Eddy Curry and Zach Randolph together…. that’s going to be awesome.  Too bad Portland got screwed and had to give up a 20-10 guy.  The Knicks are a playoff team now!”  Now the Knicks are 15-36 while Portland is 28-23…. and Zeke is trying to trade Curry and Randolph.  What a farce.  You could put Thomas in charge of the earth’s rotation and I guarantee you we’d all be flying off into outer space by Friday.  

The thing about these doughboys is that they could give the Celtics problems if they decide to come play tonight.  We might see both Powe and Davis start… but if one of them gets into foul trouble, it could mean bad news for the Celts.  I’m betting against it, though.  In fact… I’m doing my part to help the C’s.  I’m using our I Love Leon T-Shirt money to order a couple dozen pizzas and have them delivered to the Knicks locker room during warm up.  They’ll either be too full to play… or they’ll spend the entire first half fighting over the last slice.  Either way, we win.

Herald:  Celtics, Knicks ready for round 3  |  Pierce, C’s flatten Indy  |  Globe: Celtics setting the pace  |  Allen guarded about All Star chances  |  NYDaily News:  Q not in awe of C’s  |  Berkshire Eagle:  Assessing this year’s Celtics  |  Newsday: Marbury on trading block  |  Indy Star:  Tell me if you’ve heard this one before  |  Star-Ledger:  Knicks seek redemption in Boston  |  ESPN:  names that could be traded  |  Video:  Bill Walton, Shaq trade barbs (“Shaq’s arrogance is an insult to people who think”)

It’s All Marbury’s Fault
January 21, 2008

stephon marburyNew Yorkers are suddenly atwitter about the recent success of their beloved Knickerbockers.  And why not… they’ve won 4 of 5… with wins over the Pistons and Wizards.  And the reason for the turnaround of the NBA’s single most embarrassing team? Of course… it’s was all Steph’s fault:

The Knicks have won four of their last five games, their best stretch of the season, all without Stephon Marbury. Draw your own conclusions. Without naming the names, the Knicks can see that they are better off without Marbury’s sullen personality in the locker room, or his me-first approach on the court.

“We understand everybody’s role,” Crawford said. “We’re playing together. We’re sharing the ball. We’re playing good defense as a team. It’s the best we’ve been in awhile.”

Dear God,
I know we don’t speak much.  In fact, it’s fair to say that I’ve lost some faith over the years.  But I’m willing to believe again… if you make New Yorkers actually believe that load of bull.  You can prove your existence to me by making James Dolan believe it enough to extend Isiah’s contract again. 
Thanks,
John

When your entire life is falling apart around you… when your credit is bad, and your girlfriend is a crack whore, and you’ve screwed over all your friends, and you’re buying time shares from some fast-talking scammer, and your doctor says you’re 2 Big Macs away from a coronary… dumping the chick isn’t going to make it all better.  Sure, it helps… but you still need to lay off the lard, tubby.  And you’re still broke.  And all your friends still hate you.  Other than that… you’re on your way!

Herald:  Rondo eager to play  |  House hopes to find home with C’s  |  Globe:  Rivers wary of matinee  |  NBA Pioneer Lloyd reflects on history  |  Rondo rounding into form  |  Hoopsworld:  Top 5 MVP candidates (KG #4)  |  Sporting News:  C’s feel Rondo’s pain  |  Hartford Currant:  Knicks won’t talk payback  |  Det News:  Expect Stern to restrict buyouts

James Dolan: Moron
December 10, 2007

We should all go to Wyc Grousbeck’s house every day and thank him and his team for owning the Celtics.  I’ve got to think that Wyc would be smart enough to fire Isiah Thomas.  James Dolan clearly isn’t… even when players like Jamal Crawford explain the team’s losing this way:

“A lot of it is just effort,” Crawford said. “When you compete you always give yourself a chance to win. Some nights we compete harder than others. We got to get better than that. It’s something we shouldn’t be talking about.”

Ridiculous.  Although… I guess I should be thanking James Dolan for owning the Knicks.  They’ve gone beyond bad… and into comical.  With the Hollywood writers on strike, this is the closest thing we’re going to get to a sit com for a while.

We don’t play for a couple of more days… but I’m still beaming over my boy Rondo’s big performance against Chicago.  I am enjoying the Rajon Rondo “f-you doubters” tour… as I wrote the other day on BarstoolSports.com.  But don’t take my word for it… take Ray Allen’s:

“He’s a strong-headed individual. I think he’s primed for the greatness that’s ahead for him. But a lot of nights, it’s going to be on him based on how much he grows and how much of a leader he is. What he’s learned in his past experiences are going to help us throughout this year.”

Herald: Celts not backing down  |  Globe: Celtics’ Magic continues  |  Jamaal Tinsley targeted by gunmen 

HA HA!
November 30, 2007

nelson is a celtics fanThe Knicks should thank Nate Robinson.

That B.S. 3 from half court gave the Knicks 59 points… one more than their worst ever performance in the shot clock era.  But who are we kidding?  We all know Rajon Rondo could have just put up a shot that bounced off the rim and ran out the clock on a 104-56 win.  Don’t give the Knicks credit for avoiding historical crappiness… deride them for being suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.  Go ahead… point and laugh… they deserve it.

ny postThey have the highest payroll in the NBA… not that they deserve it.  Blame that one on the two most incompetent people in all of sports:  Isiah Thomas and James Dolan.  Zeke is like one of those teenaged a-holes on “My Super Sweet 16″… and Dolan is the bigger a-hole parent who gives the kid a blank check and an American Express Black card.  And what do they get for their money?  A bunch of pouting quitters who don’t have the personal pride to at least try not to embarrass themselves. 

Yeah… they hate their coach.  I do to.  Maybe they quit on national TV to embarrass the Knicks into firing him.  Fine.. but who’ll coach them next?  Some softie the players can walk all over… or some hard-ass who’ll get everyone pissed off at him?  The Knicks are screwed… and we saw it on full display last night.

nydailynewsThe Celtics, however, are in a good position.  All of the starters were gone by the fourth quarter… Kevin Garnett was making fun of Craig Sager’s suit… and Big Baby is showing serious signs of being THE steal of the draft.  Although Chuck is right… can that guy dunk… or his he too… um… big boned?  I think the C’s set themselves up for a win that’s a little more comfortable relying on DWade missing a last second shot.

Herald:  Hard Knick Life  |  Knicks knock no shock  |  D turns it up a notch  |  Globe: Celtics light up Knicks  |  Smoke signals loud and clear  |  Tony Allen out for C’s  |  NY Daily News:  Isiah has to go  |  NY Post:  Rock Bottom  |  NY Times:  Knicks flop in prime time  |  C’s are the example of how quickly a team can turn around  |  SI.com:  Boston Beatdown  |  T&G: Green with envy  |  Celts knock Knicks  |  Newsday:  Isiah’s not a fan of Boston (ed. note: Oh boo f’ing hoo)  |  ESPN Daily Dime:  Can tonight be the end for Isiah?  |  Sun Sentinel:  C’s become contender overnight

How You Like Them Apples?
November 29, 2007

Hey Quentin Richardson, you were right, the Big 3 ain’t nothin’. And we have no bench. Then how the hell did the Celtics whip the Knicks like dogs? The final: 104-59. You do the math (the lead reach a high of 52 for those who enjoy watching Isiah suffer). In his postgame interview, KG said Doc put Q’s not-so-smart comments (see post below) on the bulletin board and it fueled the C’s. That sounds great, but Boston University could have beaten the Knicks tonight.

Box Score | Recap | Highlites

Another benefit of this annihilation. KG, Pierce and Ray Allen sat out the entire fourth quarter. That rest should come in handy during Friday’s game in Miami (this analysis courtesy of Fire Doc). 

Here are my quick observations:

-Rondo (10 pts, 5-8 FG) looked awfully comfortable on offense tonight.  Then again, so did the entire Celtics team.

-TNT’s HD feed sucks.

-Glenn “Big Baby” Davis has played well (13 pts), but I seriously question whether he can dunk. He had two wide open chances and chose layups.

-How’s this for hustle in a blowout? KG blocks David Lee’s dunk attempt, then sprints down court beating everyone else and gets fouled going for a lay-up. All this with the C’s up 30.

-Despite the huge lead, Eddie House (15 pts) continued to take and drain 3’s. Maybe he’s Bill Belichick’s secret love-child.

-James Posey nearly killed Cedric Maxwell and Sean Grande after diving over the table for a loose ball.

-Isiah Thomas is so full of crap. Craig Sager reported a ridiculous story that Isiah claims to be so paranoid of Boston, he won’t order room service. (He claims someone tried to food-poison him back in the 80s.) Instead he had popcorn from the mini-bar for dinner. That is a big load of BS. How about sending the towel boy out to pick you up a burger?

In other NBA news, the highly overrated Phil Jackson reportedly signed a two year, $24 million extension with the Lakers. Here’s to two more seasons of the #8 seed in the playoffs.

Familiar Theme
November 29, 2007

The Celtics may have started off 11-2, but the rest of the league is apparently tired of all the Big 3 hype. First Stephen Jackson, now Quentin Richardson (See Big 3? Big Deal post below).

It’s not that big a deal to us,” Richardson said of facing the 11-2 Celtics. “It’s like the media makes more of The Big Three and all of them. We’re not in awe of them. They ain’t won no championships. They have a good record right now, but that don’t matter. Dallas showed that [last season].”

I’m not expecting him to kiss our ass, but his team is 4-9. It’s like celebrating a dunk while your team is being blown out. But wait, it gets better.

“They’re not that deep of a team,” Richardson said. “After those three, there’s a significant dropoff.”

Thanks for the insight Q. After those three future Hall of Famers, there is a drop-off. Any of the Knicks starters would be considered a “significant drop-off.”

Previous to those comments, there was the chance this game could get testy. The last time these teams played (in the pre-season) a hard foul by Jamal Crawford on Ray Allen led to a small scrum. Here’s hoping Leon Powe plays tonight.

Can We Break Red’s Record?
November 14, 2007

the 6-0 celtics

A win tonight will bring the Celtics half way to their best start ever (14-0 in 1957). 

Yes… this is looking way ahead… but what the hell… why not, right?

Here’s the road to 15-0:  New Jersey, Miami,  @ Orlando,  Golden State, LA Lakers,  @ Charlotte,  @ Cleveland, New York, @ Miami.

Don’t those all seem like winable games to you?  They do to me.  I’m sure these guys might have an off night between now and then and we could lose a couple… but I’m just saying that a record setting start is possible.

If you missed our call in show last night… you missed a good discussion between me, Chuck and soon-to-be network news star TJ.  You can click here to listen to it.  Our next show will be post-Warriors next week.

Hey… are you a 6’11” black guy?  You can pretend to be Kevin Garnett tomorrow (scroll down). 

Herald: Pierce, C’s keep pace  |  Bird likes our team  |  Other 3 contribute in return  |  Globe:  C’s remain unbeaten  |  Wallace reassigned in a flash  |  Celtics.com:  Sugar Ray  |  CelticsBlog:  Media Darlings  |  NY Post:  This one could hurt  |    Elsewhere:  SI Jinx undone in Boston  |  Stephon Marbury leaves Knicks 

And this is the best part of the Marbury story:

Upon hearing that he would back up second-year guard Mardy Collins, Marbury marched toward the front of the team plane to meet with Thomas. Five minutes later, an enraged Marbury told his teammates that if he wasn’t starting he wouldn’t suit up for the game. But it was something else Marbury said that stunned his teammates in the back of the luxury plane.

“Isiah has to start me,” Marbury fumed, according to the source. “I’ve got so much (stuff) on Isiah and he knows it. He thinks he can (get) me. But I’ll (get) him first. You have no idea what I know.”

Congrats to those of you who had week 2 in the “when will the Knicks completely implode” pool.