It wasn’t easy being a Nets fan in Knick country. Despite two Finals appearances by the Nets that coincided with the Eddy Curry/Stephon Marbury/Isaiah Thomas years, the New Jersey Nets never got any respect. I’d actually get jealous going to Knick games—because despite the fact that the team was a joke, the fans were always a hundred times more enthusiastic than Nets fans. The Jason Kidd years had a better showing in the Continental Arena but their best days paled in comparison to the Knicks’ worst at the Garden.
It was Tuesday, July 17th. The Daily News tabbed tonight’s choice by the New York Knicks on whether or not to match the Houston Rockets backloaded contract offer sheet to restricted free agent point guard Jeremy Lin as, “The Most Important Decision Since ‘The Decision'”, in reference to LeBron James’ July snubbing of the Knicks and hometown Cleveland Cavaliers two years earlier. The Knicks whiffed on this season’s MVP and Finals MVP then, and rumor had it, would be letting their sensational point guard from out of nowhere walk all the way to Houston for nothing in return. Continue reading “A Cure for Linsanity”
I’m so pissed at the Knicks. How could they allow Jeremy Lin to leave? The only thing that makes me angrier than watching my favorite player leave my favorite team is to listen to all the “experts” tell me it was the “right decision” for the Knicks. I had to hear this crap on my ride home from work on Tuesday night (1050 ESPN) then again on SportsCenter when I got home then again on WFAN this morning. Here are the nuggets of knowledge dropped by ESPN’s “NBA Insiders”:
1. “If the Knicks matched the offer, Lin would cost them $50 Million in the 3rd year of his contract [because of the Luxury Tax]. He’s not worth it!”
2. “Jeremy Lin was only good for two weeks.”
Continue reading “Jeremy Lin is Gone”
(Editor’s note: This was written during the heyday of Linsanity in February.)
And I don’t mean in a political way (this blog is politics-free) – but in a sense of expectations.
Before Obama became the leader of the free world, there were at least fictional depictions of black presidents in pop-culture.
Dennis Haysbert’s portrayal of President David Palmer provided the backbone to Jack Bauer. Morgan Freeman attempted to keep the country calm when a runaway comet was ready to obliterate earth. Chris Rock even played a president in Head of State. Continue reading “Jeremy Lin is Our Barack Obama—But Way Better”