The New York Knicks Playoff Hopes Out of Bounds
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.
New York Knicks In Free Fall
There is a problem with the New York Knicks and something has to give. What is the problem with the Knicks? Should Melo be traded? A coach is someone who does not necessarily have to be where you want to go, but has the skill to get you there. There is enough blame to go around from coach Mike D’Antoni, Jeremy Lin, Carmelo Anthony, and Amare. The point is that somebody has to buy-in. Everybody can’t be stubborn and want it their way. The question to the New York Knicks team is, Are You ALL IN?
Are you all in? People go to work and sweat to make their money and come to a game and see millionaires strolling along the court. The lowest paid New York Knick makes more money than many people who come to the game. Where is the sweat and hustle of the Knicks millionaires? NBA stars are making $250,000 PER GAME for 48 minutes and don’t get a rebound. That is wrong! Three rebounds in a game? Come on! The New York Knicks are robbing the fans.
Fire The Knicks Coach?
Fire the coach- Nonsense! Firing the coach is the easy way out and teams that fire the coach even when it’s clear the players are at fault, never win anything. Let me show you what I mean. When the Heat just came together last year there was a stretch when they were not doing well. Everyone was speculating that they would fire the coach
And Pat Riley would return to coaching. But that did not happen and the Heat made it to the NBA finals.
The New York</Knicks
The New York Knicks have just added new pieces up to a month ago. Amare was grieving, Carmelo was out with injury. So to be fair, the Knicks really haven’t had a chance to really get their act together. But, the Knicks need to do better. D’Antoni is the one who is not coming back next season, Carmelo needs to play harder. That’s it! You are an $85M man. Play hard! Amare – you are a $100M man- play hard.
NBA Summer of Discontent
After witnessing one of the best NBA season it would be a shame for the NBA to lock out the players and go on a hiatus.
This is as a result of a breakdown of negotiations between the players union and the NBA team owners reaching a collective bargaining agreement. According to Forbes Magazine 20 of the 28 NBA teams are losing money. It is hard to imagine that with full arenas and a sport at the peak of its popularity, so many teams are not making money. Owners want to reduce the length of rookie contracts, reduce the revenue sharing, amongst other things. That means this morning at 12:01am the players are locked out of the NBA facilities.
It is official, the NBA is on lockout. Players cannot enter the facilities to do any workout. Now we have the NBA and the NFL both in lockouts. It should not come as a surprise that so many teams are losing money. Some of the teams not making the playoffs are paying players $10 -$12 million dollars a year. If they are not getting into the playoffs year after year, how can they generate any money. The NBA is full of over-priced athletes who do not understand that the fans are responsible for their extravagant lifestyles. Now, I am all for everybody getting good money for their talents, but how many fans are making even a million in a year.
The NBA system is broken and needs to be fixed. Imagine that television ratings of NBA games were at their highest this season, jerseys and other products are selling, and attendance at arenas are up. So, what is the problem? Consider the fact that Greg Odem was drafted number one five years ago and has only played 82 games. Yet, the Portland Trailblazers just agreed to an 8.5 million contract to keep him. How ridiculous that is for the Portland Trailblazers? Few teams have more than one superstar. If all the superstars want to go play on one team in a big city, what will happen to teams in small cities? Maybe this is a wake up call the likes if Lebron James who can live a life of luxury while ordinary fans continue to live their “troubled” lives. Let’s see when this will all end.