Kristaps Porzingis STILL Needs Carmelo Anthony….

Kristaps Porzingis STILL needs Carmelo Anthony

Yup, I said it, and have always believed it and Porzingis aka “The Unicorn” believes it as well.

“I think it would make life harder for me on the court (if Anthony was traded),” Porzingis told the Daily News. “He makes stuff easier for me.”

When KP and the Knicks defeated the NJ Nets Wednesday night, Knicks’ fans who have booed Melo at MSG finally saw their vision come true; KP leading the Knicks without Melo (on the bench for the 4th quarter).

As a Knicks fan I am always happy when the Knicks win, but we have to be realistic. KP is 0-8 when Melo doesn’t play, and I realize it’s a small sample size but still relevant. KP will be a very good and possibly a great player but he still has a lot to learn and prove in the NBA.

“There’s still a lot more things I want to learn from Melo,” Porzingis told The News. “So I would love to have him around for a long time. I always love playing with Melo.”

So Knicks fans, while I agree that it maybe time for Melo to be traded, at the same time we have to be careful of a couple of things. We can’t afford to get rid of Melo and get trash in return, and the organization needs a plan moving forward to develop KP and have an identity for the Knicks.

One last thing… Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday Knicks fans will miss Melo when he is gone!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Credit: NY Daily News

 

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@CarmeloAnthony Calls for Peace in Baltimore #BaltimoreRiots

Watching the images of Black people so upset and frustrated with the current state of Baltimore destroy their community was beyond depressing.

I feel for everyone in Baltimore, from those who feel like rioting is their only course of action and to those who are frustrated watching their city in utter turmoil.

For the past 24-hours there has been a lot of talk about protesting vs. rioting and destroying your neighborhood. Carmelo Anthony, a native of Baltimore posted the following on his Instagram account:

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I agree with Melo, and I wish there was no rioting, but at the same time I can’t sit here from my relatively calm environment and judge those who are rioting. Not to say that I condone the violence, not at all, but I also realize there are angry protestors, there are angry rioters, and then there are the misguided who are angry and have no idea what to do with their anger.

Those who are rioting and those like Melo calling for peace are both right in my opinion. There is room for both sentiments and in the long run we will need to come together to rebuild and come together to push for real change that will last.

And for those on Facebook that have been posting statuses and pics talking about Martin Luther King Jr and how he was for peaceful protest. While this is true, it is also true that MLK Jr also had thoughts on those who riot….

It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard.

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Photo Credit: Huffington Post

Game of Zones Episode 2

I love spoofs of Game of Thrones, which reminds me that the season 4 finale is happening this Sunday…

HAHA, I am Melo fan but I could not help laughing at Phil Jackson pushing Melo through the moon door.

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Game of Zones

And damn, why D-Wade got to be Cersei Lannister???

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As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Sources: Bleacher Report

Takeover Thursdays – Lin, “Now I’m definitely relieved”

I’m trying to move on from all this Jeremy Lin craziness, but I was intrigued by Ian Begley’s interview with Lin the day after the Knicks decided not to match Houston’s offer.

What I expected was the usual talk when a beloved athlete leaves, “I love the fans” and “I wanted to play here for the rest of my career”…  Except, what I read made me look differently at what Lin might have been thinking as talks started to heated up.

One particular comment from Lin that caught my…

“Honestly, I preferred New York,” Lin told Sports Illustrated. “But my main goal in free agency was to go to a team that had plans for me and wanted me. I wanted to have fun playing basketball. … Now I’m definitely relieved.”

2 things stand out with what Lin said; “my main goal in free agency was to go to a team that had plans for me and wanted me”.

Lin told SI that he met with Mike Woodson in late June and said that Woodson talked about Lin being the starter and being a big part of the team.  Lin also stated that Dolan told him before Game 5 versus the Miami Heat,

“I have plans for you in the future,”

“This is a long-term investment. Don’t rush back (referring to Lin returning from knee injury).” – James Dolan

Now that to me sounds like the Knicks met Lin’s “main goal in free agency”

So what happened?

In my opinion the last sentence of Lin’s quote says it all…

“I wanted to have fun playing basketball. … Now I’m definitely relieved.”

All Lin talks about is how he loved the NY fans and that he preferred playing in NYC, so if you’re not playing in the preferred city you wanted to play in…  What exactly is he so relieved about?

After all the Linsanity and winning an Espy, could it be that Lin was feeling the pressure?  I mean at the end of the day this is still NYC, and the media here builds you up just so they can knock you down.  And with the Knicks fan base resting all their hopes and dreams on the shoulders of Lin, may be just may be basketball would not be as fun as he thought he could be.  Yes the Knicks have Amare and Melo, but it was Lin who had the Garden rocking like no other time during that EPIC 8 game winning streak.

There was no question Lin was going to sign with someone, so I just don’t get the relief he felt.  Of course I could be over analyzing this, smh.

How many more days until NFL Kickoff???

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

WTF/WTH Wednesdays – Knicks do not match offer sheet for Jeremy Lin

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After an amazing 26 game stretch that was covered by both the national and international media; the era of Linsanity in NYC is officially over.

Even though Linsanity may be over in NYC, the debate  on whether the Knicks should have matched Houston’s offer for Lin is farrrrrr from over.  Knicks fans were torn between keeping Lin or letting him walk; for the record I was for letting him walk.  Don’t get me wrong, Lin did what was best financially for him.  In no way do I as a Knick fan begrudge him for getting the best deal possible but at the same time I agreed with most sports columnist and Carmelo Anthony

The contract Houston offered was “Ridiculous”.

Like every other Knicks’ fan I enjoyed Linsanity, it was one of the highlights of last season.  But during those 26 games there were also troubling signs, no defense, and turnovers.  The pace of Linsanity slowed and many will blame the return of Melo but at the same time the NBA was figuring out Lin.  Then there is also Lin electing not to play in the playoffs when he stated he was at 85%. The Knicks were desperate for point guard help after Shumpert and Baron Davis were injured, some would say if Lin wanted the Knicks to take a chance on by matching the $25 million dollar contract… May be he should have when he decided to sit out the playoffs.

As I stated earlier this is far from over, I would not be surprised if one of the major NYC papers run a weekly comparison of what Lin is doing versus what the Knicks are doing when the season starts.

Dear God I hope that doesn’t happen….

We may not know at this point if Lin will succeed in Houston or if the Knicks will be a winning team next season, but one this is for sure.  Lin’s 1st game back at the Garden will be an EVENT!!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!