The Running of the (Chicago) Bulls almost spoiled a much needed New York Knicks run.
First, I wanted to give the game ball to STAT for playing w/ heart, aggression and looking like a true leader tonight but it will go to Carmelo Anthony for keeping the ball moving, telling his teammates to stop focusing on him and for continuing to come up for us on the boards, both boards, the glass and the one that keeps score. Melo came up w/ 30 Pts, 10 Rebs, 4 Asts, 3 Stls & 1 Blk. Amar’e Stoudemire doesn’t need more minutes as much as he needs to Woody to make smarter decisions w/ those minutes. Amar’e came up big w/ 14 Pts, 9 Rebs, 2 Asts, 1 Stl & 1 Blk. The 3rd nod should go to Priggie for keeping up the stereotype that Spanish people can strip shit before your bitch ass can blink, but it has to go to K-Mart for more rejections than lost souls caught in the friend zone, and for that ol’ “don’t come in the paint” nostalgia. Kenyon came up w/ 3 Pts, 7 Rebs, 4 Blks, 2 Asts & 2 Stls.
On The Low Tho: Let me expose why J.R. Brick needs to get the entire fuck out of town. Right before the Bulls went on their run you can see for about 8-10 seconds Joakim & J.R. talking shit to each other, J.R. played it off like it wasn’t affecting him but it absolutely did, the same way Jo got in Chalmers & Bosh’s head. He’s mentally weak, refuses to see he has success driving to the rim, somehow shooting from the half court line makes more sense to him, and has yet to tap into his rare moments of supreme athleticism. There was a behind the back pass to Bargs that was incredible that he got by DRIVING. Eh. Which leads to this Kyle Lowry trade that I think is ridiculous. We would be giving up Felton, Metta AND our 2018, yes 2018, 1st Rd. pick for a guard who’s a upgrade over Felton, but not by much. I feel J.R. should be involved in certain trade scenarios to see if we can get more in return, I know his contract is crazy but it can be done. Masai is a magician. Random. We’ll see. Point is we struggled against a Bulls team that was seriously undermanned and we still let dumb decisions almost take us out of the game, the Bulls will never give up or get comfortable, we need that killer instinct. Right now our chemistry improved slightly but not enough to contend, only to participate.
Miss Cleo: I say we get revenge and beat the Celtics but my predictions have been off the last few games…eh. A trade should cut me some slack.
The New York Knicks still haven’t woke up from Sunday so the Cleveland Cavaliers played by themselves. I watched the Heat/Pacers game since the Knicks took off today (I wish). Well, I’ll excuse Melo.
Kyrie Irving Uncle Drew’d Priggie Smalls to death. I swore one time Priggie was on the bench, nah, he just got crossed…oh. Kyrie embarrassed the Knicks for 37 Pts, 11 Asts, 1 Reb & 1 Stl. Tristan got game, I’ll give him another year and I expect him to stand on his own. He helped beat down the Knicks w/ 12 Pts, 9 Rebs & 1 Ast. Jarrett Jack gets his buckets but I always feel like it’s forced, with that said the 3rd nod goes to The Grinder, Anderson Varejao. Carrot Top punked us w/ straight heart for 9 Pts, 7 Rebs & 5 Asts.
On The Low Tho: Ain’t shit on the low. Melo played a lil #GoToHellBall but only because every other Knick w/ the exception of STAT played like they hit up Denny’s a hour before the game. Woody gotta go. Dolan gotta go. Spike gotta go…to my sent email and look at my script, shit is tuff. A couple players gotta go. Or maybe just Melo gotta go. But you wanna find the fake Knicks fan in the room? Easy. It’s going to be the one who says that it’ll all change when Chandler comes back. Look in their direction and whisper softly “#WatchMoreBasketball”. The reason a change has to be made is because unfortunately our current personnel will only respond to something drastic. Sad, but true.