Knicks make offer to Shannon Brown

The New York Knicks might have come up short in the LeBron James sweepstakes, but they are slowly rebuilding into a solid team.  So far this offseason, they have acquired Amar’e Stoudemire, Raymond Felton, Anthony Randolph, Kelenna Azubuike, Ronny Turiaf, and Timofey Mozgov.  If they can add Shannon Brown, this could be a team that might be able to land a spot in the playoffs THIS year.

The Knicks starting 5 should be: Felton, Azubuike/Brown, Gallinari, Stoudemire, Turiaf.  That leaves Anthony Randolph, one of Brown or Azubuike, Toney Douglas, and Wilson Chandler to come off of the bench.  I can think of a lot worse rotations in the league.

Listen, the Knicks aren’t going to be a top defensive team in the league as long as D’Antoni is running things, but they will be athletic enough to make some stops and outrebound their opponents.  As for their offense, their front court is uber-athletic, they have one of the best shooters in the league in Gallinari, they have natural a natural scorer in Azubuike, and they have a very solid pick and roll duo with Amar’e and Felton.

I am predicting a 44-38 season, which will probably land them a 7 seed and a matchup against the Magic in the first round.  Write it down!

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Marcus Thornton > Jodie Meeks

When the SEC was handing out awards last season, and Marcus Thornton won Player of the Year, I’ll never forget how many Kentucky fans were pissed that Jodie didn’t win it.  Everyone was saying that Jodie was screwed because of the lack of success the Cats achieved last year.  Marcus Thornton proved once again last night why he is, was, and always will be better than Jodie Meeks.

Thornton scored 37 last night off the bench for the Charlotte New Orleans Hornets, including 23 in the 2nd quarter alone, against arguably the best team in the NBA, the James LeBrons.  Thornton is 6th amongst rookies in scoring this season with 11.3 a game.  Jodie has already been traded, and is scoring only 4 points a game.

The only reason I am hating on Jodie, is because it was completely stupid of him to go pro when he did.  He had the opportunity to come play on the best team in college basketball with the best PG, best C, and one of the top 3 PFs.  He would have been shooting wide open 3s night in and night out.  He could have come back, scored 15 points per game, won a national championship, possibly gotten his number retired at UK, and been a top 20 pick in this year’s draft.  The SG crop in this year’s draft is so weak.  The best option is Xavier Henry, and then it drops down to Willie Warren.  Jodie Meeks would eat Willie Warren for lunch, kinda like Marcus Thornton would to Jodie.

Pitino is Staying!

There are reports all over the web that Rick Pitino is interested in taking over as the Head Coach for the New Jersey Nets next season.  I have talked to someone close to the coaching staff at Louisville and he emphasized that coach P isn’t going anywhere. 

Card fans, please feel free to step back from the ledge now.  Yeah, your team sucks now, but to jump ship to take over the worst team in history…..not happening!

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I am so excited…

 

yay, lakers won. i can hardly contain myself.  kobe is the best player in the history of the world to get away with raping someone.

It’s our fault for the bad behavior or professional athletes, not theirs.

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You read that right. It’s your fault. It’s my fault. It’s not the athlete’s fault.

In the last few years, it seems like the trouble that professional athletes have caused has exploded exponentially: countless DUI’s, guys getting tazed, shot, in high speed chases, and caught involved in drugs. Can’t forget about Michael Vick. And I even think I heard something about steroids in baseball the other day.

But honestly, what do you expect? These guys are ticking time bombs that we build from the moment we see talent.

From middle school, these guys are patted on the back and told how great they are and of how great they could be. In high school, they begin to get publicized in the school newspaper, hometown paper, and maybe in the big newspapers around the state. Everything they read and are told is supportive, yet adds volatility; another solder joint in the bomb. After reading about how tremendous he is, the athlete begins to believe it. Why wouldn’t he? At 17, when popularity is the only form of self-assessment, it’s easy to accept that you’re super-human.

Then come the awards. And the scholarship offers. Keep packing on the plutonium. Colleges then give out “free jobs.” The jobs that athletes don’t have to show up to, yet still receive paychecks and no one says a word. Agents and scouts, the guys who pick out talent for a living, start sending illegitimate gift packages while the athlete is still in school. Wrap that plutonium in C4.

Now set the charge by adding national media attention and praise as if he’s the second coming of Jordan, Sayers, and Ruth all rolled into one.

All the necessary elements for an incendiary device are accounted for. Now all you have to do is hand them the detonator and wait for the fireworks. Except this time, the detonator is not a little red button. It’s a lot of green Benjamin Franklins, and a fat bank account.

With the kind of money (i.e. perception of power) that a professional athlete is given, an implosion upon himself is near impossible to avoid. It’s a wonder that it doesn’t happen more often.

They can’t help it. That’s the bomb we built them to be.

The Magic get no love!

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Okay, it’s starting to piss me off… Everyone is talking about how Lebron’s teammates are failing him and how Magic aren’t a championship caliber team. Hey numbnuts, they’re up 3-1 on your King, and if not for the Moe Williams 3/4 court shot, and a Lebron fadeaway three, the Magic would be doing the happy dance already. If anything, like the Celtics last year, the Magic (and the Nuggets) are proving that you need more than one guy to make it to the ‘ship. Sure, the NBA is an individual sport during the regular season, but once you get to the postseason, you better have a good TEAM. Even when Dwight struggles, the Magic are still a good enough team to win. If Lebron or Kobe struggles, the Cavs and Lakers have no shot at winning. And don’t give me the BS that all the games are close. Yeah, but who’s always the team that has to fight to even stay in the game, and who always is trying to pull off the huge shot to tie or win the game — the Cavs. The Magic, among the best in the league this season and in the playoffs in team defense, are better together than Lebron James is by himself. Give them some freakin’ credit already.

Pitino to the NBA?…..again?

This Yahoo! article mentions Rick Pitino as a candidate to take over the head coaching position for the Sacramento Kings.  What a pussy bitch!  We get Calipari, and a month later Ricky P. has to run away because he doesn’t want be second fiddle again here in Kentucky.

And yes, those are the Kings’ cheerleaders.  How long until Pitino has an affair and knocks up one of these classy broads?