The New York Knicks Making the Playoffs

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The New York Knicks Playoff Hopes Out of Bounds

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The New York Knicks were done in by the Chicago Bulls last night and now they are only one game ahead of the Bucks. NBA Basketball is back and bigger than ever. They are in the conversation and could be the headlines behind the news. If the NY Knicks don’t win tonight they could be in jeopardy of making the playoffs. Why? Because the Milwaukee Bucks would have the tie-breaker over the New York Knicks. Things are getting really interesting in the Eastern Conference. Just a few weeks ago the Boston Celtics were left for dead, Rondo was on the trading block and the team was ready for an implosion, but they have been resurrected and they are hanging in there. They just beat the Miami Heat last night. Seems to me if the Heat don’t like their coach they’re not going to pull a Dwight Howard, they just let the other teams beat them. Is life a beach or is life a South Beach? What are your thoughts? Respond, please.

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March Madness and the New York Knicks

The New York Knicks March Madness

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The March Madness Conspiracy in New York

The New York Knicks are winning again. Wow! Am I the only one wondering how is it that the New York Knicks suddenly remember to play defense and to hustle after the ball? Am I the only one wondering how strange it is that all of a sudden the New York Knicks are playing with energy and are happy on he court? Am I the only one who believes that Mike D’antini did himself a big favor and probably prevented himself from having a nervous breakdown by just quitting and walking away before he got fired?

The New York Knicks players suddenly realize that it is a shortened season and they need to play like they want to make the playoffs. Suddenly they are awake and realize that while they were sabotaging their coach they were in fact ruining their season. How many people still believe they can cut off their nose to spite their face. Well, I don’t hear your nose complaining.

LINsanity and March Madness

Looks like Linsanity is alive and well. Why were the Knicks not laying like this before? Because the stars on the Knicks team were not happy with D’Antoni and they knew if they played bad enough the coach would be gone. The question for Woodson now is this; what if they decide to quit on you like they did on D’Antoni? Enjoy your weekend. The Knicks are 3-0 under the new coach. Let’s wish them well.

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The New York Knicks Melo-Drama

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New York Knicks basketball is back in sports news and back in NYC for the third time. The first time was when Amare Stoudamire took $100M to come here. He played his heart out and was almost MVP. Then Carmelo Anthony came and Amare lost his confidence. Then the second return was in February when
the undrafted, energetic, Harvard graduate basketball player named Jeremy Lin came off the NY Knicks bench and rocketted the Knicks to stardom. No matter what Lebron James and Dwayne Wade were doing in Miami, Linsanity was holding the headlines. Then something bad happened.

LINSANITY Must Become WINSANITY

Jeremy Lin and others were given the green light to do what they wanted with the ball while the stars, Melo and Amare were forced to sit on the bench. Jeremy Lin is a point guard. That means he is the one who distributes the ball, not the one throwing up 30 shots. If that were the case why would they need Melo and Amare?

They did not all buy-in and Mike D’Antoni became the scapegoat. The scapegoat in Biblical times was the goat that all the sins of the people were placed on, the goat was then driven out of the city gates. If Carmelo Anthony is the one responsible for D’Antoni resigning, then he better prepare for his day because if he doesn’t take this team on his back and create WINSANITY- he will be driven out of the city gates.

Melo Drama That Is The New York Knicks

No one is making any excuses for the coach. They say you can’t teach old dog new tricks. I differ with that. I say, you can teach an old dog new tricks but it’s up to the old dog to learn. a great teacher has to be a great learner. D’Antoni refused to change and so he had to leave. The thing is that you have to play to the strength of your players. What you could do with a young Steve Nash and Carmelo Anthony eight years ago will not work now. Jeremy Lin is not Steve Nash. He lacks experience. He can play but he needs to watch and play. The starting line up for the New York Knicks every night (unless there is an injury) should be Amare, Carmelo, Chandler, Lin, and Novak. How did D’Antoni expect his stars to play up to par when Jeremy Lin was given the green light to do what he wanted. Clearly, there would be a reluctance on the part of the stars to make D’Antoni look good. If they played and he was winning, nothing would change.

Conspiracy Theory and the Knicks

Don’t be surprised if the New York Knickerbockers go on to win all the remaining 21 games of the season. They wanted D’Antoni out. He is too nice a man to name names, but he knew there were enemies in the camp. Carmelo Anthony now has the responsibility to play like the star he is and rule New York. Rule! Game On! Win!

March Madness Bracket

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NCAA Basketball Bracketology

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March Madness is here and it is an amazing time to be alive. Wow! If you are a fan of college basketball you should just go ahead and take the month of March off because you don’t want to miss a game. Wow! College basketball is exciting and it is sheer madness. This is the type of madness that only the sane can appreciate.

Who are the major players this year? Who is the Cinderella? Who will cause the upset? Well, in doing your brackets one tip is to start with the usual suspects. There are some teams that are always upfront each year. Start with those and then make your way to the unfamiliar. Make sure you select Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and Memphis. Then go for the long shots. Come back tomorrow for more bracketology tips.

Lebron Returns to Cleveland

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The King Is Coming Back

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Lebron James played great in Cleveland as he always does. I don’t know if he saw Betty White but it seems to me they are both Hot In Cleveland. Anyway, on a serious note, Lebron managed to capture the spotlight a little from Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks and made headline news by saying he would not rule out going back to play for Cleveland. His sentiments are genuine because what Lebron is learning is that if the grass is greener on the other side the water bill is higher too.

The Grass Might Be Greener But the Water bill Is Higher

It is an object lesson that we all learn later rather then sooner. Lebron is realizing that what he was looking for was right where he was and traveling all the way to South Beach was not the answer because he could not get away from himself. It is possible he will win a title in Miami before his two year opt out clause kicks in, but now he has just put added pressure on himself and his Miami Heat team mates by saying he is keeping his options open.

Lebron’s Return to Cleveland

When you want to keep your options open you do not burn your bridges behind you. If Lebron James and the Miami Heat don’t win people will say it’s because he is not happy in Miami. I don’t know the young man, but from what I see of him, he craves a type of approval that he is not getting in the house that Dwayne Wade built.

Don’t Burn Your Bridges Too Soon

Many times in life we get discontented with our lives because we do not think the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place quickly enough. As a result, we think we must get up and leave. Many times we leave in our discontent and as a result we burn our bridges and hurt people in the process. There is no doubt that the kind of money the Cleveland Cavaliers lost initially and are losing now, they could recover if he returns. At this moment in time we just have to wait and see.

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