Are we undervaluing our roster this season, simply because its the New York Knicks?
Similar to a girl who cheated on you a bunch of times, lied to you, talked behind your back, let you down whenever you wanted to trust her again, the knicks have time and time again disappointed us, great coach in larry brown, Zeke takes over, Smart savvy front office and coaching connection between checkets grunfield vangundy and riley, dolan dismantles it all and trades away ewing for chump change, From marburys to 20 dollar starburys the knicks have folded like a cheap suit on so many occassions, as a knicks fan I feel it is etched into the very fabric of my brain to accept failure and no other option
For the first time in a forever time, I honestly cant come up with a legitimate excuse to truly hate on this roster
I want to say they are too old, but then again so are the celtics, and so are the entire miami heat bench, as well as the main pieces to the spurs, and the lakers as well, so is age just a number ?
If some one said jason kidd ? the first thought that jumps into my brain isnt old, but experienced, leadership, savvy, (beat his wife), excellent floor general, knock down jumper, champion, gold medalist, ( drunk driving).
if some one said marcus camby ? Shot blocking, rebounding, veteran, leadership, hard nosed, true knick at heart, locker room presence
if some one said carmelo anthony, focused, comfortable, gold medalist, scorer, maturing, proud to be a knick
if some one said amare stoudemire, beaten but not broken, away but not lost, struggling but strong, disregarded but vengeful
raymond felton disregarded but vengeful
tyson chandler, gold medalist, defensive player of the year, leadership, locker room present, intensity, great team mate
Ronnie brewer well coached , jerry sloan, tom tibs, winning teams his entire career, jazz, bulls, defensive minded, hustler, finisher, wanted to be a knick
novack, great team mate, knock down shooter, focused to prove hes worth it
as I move on down the list, and I am hoping some of you can add more superlatives to described this years roster I realize there is something different about this group, something experienced, something leadership, something defensive, something teammates, something winning
I think its time to feel a little bit comfortable, let go of the baggage that has prevented us from feeling secure that this beautiful woman is sitting on our laps, and move towards something different
Your thoughts. ....