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The Disappointing 2012 New York Knicks: From a Non-Knicks Fan

January 8, 2012 1 comment

A Big-3 yes, but can they overcome a roster of bums? No.

As of January 8th of this lockout-shortened season, the New York Knicks are 4-4 after eight games. Seeing the Knicks come out to a mediocre start isn’t anything new to New York fans in the last few years. Including last year, which was highlighted by the acquisitions of Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks have only made the playoffs twice in the last ten years. Read more…

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Welcome Back NBA! : Top Ten Reasons to be Happy the Lockout is Over

November 29, 2011 3 comments

Just one of the few things I expect to happen now that the NBA is back.

With the seemingly imminent return of the NBA, starting Christmas Day 2011, I would like to quickly rejoice in celebration. In doing so I want to list out the top ten things that I am glad that we, as NBA fans, are NOT going miss out on this year due to the inflated egos of Mr. David Stern and Mr. Billy Hunter. These are things that couldn’t just happening in any NBA season, past or present, and to an extent represent the mass media popularity that has taken the league by storm in the past few years. With massive superstars and TV personalities the NBA has become so much more than just the game that is played on the court and the off-court stuff is what everyone would really lose out on if there was a season ending lockout. Read more…

NBA Lockout Vs. NFL Lockout: If you had to pick one…

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Do we really want to miss out on watching these guys play together next year?

With the prospect of both the NBA and NFL being locked out for the 2011-2012 year, with girlfriends and wives in blissful anticipation, we could see a very depressed North American sports scene next year. ESPN may be reverted to concentrating on the NHL (Canada rejoices) or the baseball off-season.

PTI with Wilbon and Kornheiser with neither league in action could be interesting to say the least; dragging limited sports stories over a half hour show. Who knows, rich NBA and NFL players running around with no responsibility to their leagues could create enough news stories to keep ESPN and TMZ busy throughout the winter. Read more…

The Solution to Keep NBA Prospects in the NCAA Longer: League Contraction

April 7, 2011 1 comment

In a recent episode of the BS Report podcast, Bill Simmons and Chuck Klosterman discussed at length the issue of NCAA basketball players leaving college too soon to enter the NBA draft. Bill, Chuck, and many other basketball fans, feel that this recent trend is hurting the NCAA product (Butler’s 18% shooting in the NCAA final this year) and the NBA product by having players enter the league before they are ready. Read more…