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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The New York Knicks Melo-Drama

Knicks Melo-Drama

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!

The New York Knicks Sky Dive

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.

Lebron Returns to Cleveland

DO YOU BELIEVE

DO YOU BELIEVE

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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Rich NBA Players versus Poor NBA Owners

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NBA in Jeopardy

The NBA is still under a lockout with no signs of the two sides reaching an agreement. Are the wealthy NBA players who are showing up at the hearings really looking out for those who are at the bottom of the totem pole? Somebody has to come to the table with a possible solution and not pointing fingers. Why doesn’t the players believe the owners are losing money? How many arenas are open after the 82 game season? Both sides need to recognize they need each other to survive. Until they come to the table with that mindset, they will only come with mistrust and arrogance.

The Players

The NBA players have to realize that for a long time the owners have dole out money to players who never bothered to show up and play to the best of their ability. That meant their teams never made the playoffs and so that was less revenue for the owners.

Of the 28 teams in the NBA and about 500 players, only about 50 players are really great and if we have them spread out among five or six teams, it means the other teams are really not making any money. It is not hard to imagine. At this point the players must realize that neither they nor the owners are the suffers, it’s the people who work at the arenas in all capacities. They don’t make millions of dollars. It’s time for basketball and enough with the press conferences.