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    I watch every game too. Not a big Dantoni fan either. Can't blame him for Melo's gunning though, can we. I like when Melo passes the ball to open guys, but when he's got 3 guys on him, why is he still gunning. I think we need a coach that will call Amar'e and Melo out. I think we lose an easy 15 points a game because of their gunning techniques. Amar'e gets the ball stripped or blocked quite a few times a game. Why. Cause good coaches see this. They tell their defenders "don't worry about the guy on the wing" Amar'e is going to gun, and so is Melo. You watch, when dantoni is gone next year. If we get a real coach, you watch a lot of this gunning to get under control. Between that and a real center, and a defensive approach. Then we will compete with anyone

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    Originally Posted by DieHardPassion
    I personally reside in Manhattan New York and I'm just perplexed to see the diverse members in this forum. There is a reason why teams are spatially distributed in that it attracts a larger crowd. So my question is for those that don't live in New York, why do you choose to be a fan of the New York Knicks? And what's wrong about your hometown team? It's not like the Knicks is winning in the past decade but it seems like we still maintain that fan base from out of the state. At the end of the day, it's still basketball and fans will be fans.
    is rady from ny?

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    Originally Posted by DontForgetDerekHarper
    WHAt kills me

    is the fact that alot of these knicks fans which i believe you are real knicks fans

    dont live in new york and can barely get the chance to watch a game

    i.e. "does any one know where i can find tonights game online" etc.

    and yet they can sit here and analyze games as if MIKE DANTONI IS A GOOD COACH WHEN HES ACTUALLY TERRIBLE

    I WATCH EVERY GAME

    DVR while WATCHING so I can rewind and break down all the stupid things he does, the flaws in his second quarter rotations , the flaws in the last 3 minutes of the game

    his terrible usage of timeouts down the stretch, and his inability to realize BILLUPS ISNT GONNA RUN AND GUN

    IDIOT

    so if you dont watch every game

    dont back up MIKE D Anymore because you dont see enough games to realize how


    TERRRRRRIBLE HE IS

    Hindsight is 20/20 vision. So yeah, when you see what already happened, its not hard to rewind and say, 'he should have done this or that"

    ummm, is dvr only available to new york? im from the Bahamas and my dvr works fine. Ur really ignorant guy.

    back to the topic, i fell in love with the knicks and basketball as a whole during the ewing/tough knicks era. and im a loyal guy, i dont switch teams

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    Well, a couple of years ago a good friend of mine (NY native) has been always complaining about the Knicks, one day he has made a huge statement and said he won't be watching the Knickerbockers any longer despite being their fan for many years. And short after that I decided to watch one of the Knicks games to see whether they're so bad I've been told they are. And dunno how it happened but I watched still more games and became a fan. And my friend is always saying I just filled the space he left.

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    I was born and raised in Queens but moved to Florida when I was 26 in '06. Now I rep the Knicks in the midst of the worst fans in all of sports. (Miami) Thank god for DVR and the NBA package!

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    I feel you fellow Floridian transplants cheering NY teams. And we know there are a lot of us. I drive around all day, every day, with a NY Knicks #1 Fan plate. These people probably think "oh no, another trouble maker"....maybe, but at least i know how to drive..lol

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    Considering the kinda fans we've seen dominating MSG for the past 5 years, cheering on Kobe and Lebron while they crap all over us, I'm cautiously glad that those New Yorkers are not here on KOL!

    It's actually kinda interesting that it appears most of the New Yorkers on the site don't go to Knicks games much if it all.

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    Ive never been to New York but when i came to the states as a young kid i watched the Bulls and Knicks in the playoffs when that Starks dunk happened and i instantly became a Knicks fan. I hope to come over next year and experience the Big Apple!

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    Originally Posted by KBlack25
    I think the reason most of the most dedicated posters on this board are not from NY has to do with the fact that they are not from NY. For NY-ers (like me) it's relatively easy to keep up with the team; the newspapers, local news, local media all cover the Knicks. For those not in NY, that is not the case, so they stay active on the board as a way to stay engaged with the team.
    You're absolutely right; I think that's part of the reason. We also have to consider those that are out of state fans come to these forums to celebrate and relate with other fans. This is because in part they're out of state and so there are less Knicks fans. This was just a phenomenon that I came across and it really intrigued me. My follow up question is what constitutes a real fan? Is it someone who leaves the state and still roots for the same team? Or is it someone who watches every game? Maybe someone who's always optimistic and supportive? My perspective towards being a fan stresses upon the loyalty for a team. Those that rant about mistakes, changes, mishaps are insightful but they forget why they're watching in the first place. I much rather support a team that's struggling but improving, over a team that's winning all the time. It's just much more fun to witness a team that overcomes its tribulations. And this is what I think appeals to so many people and this is why the Knicks has so many fans; Willis Reed Game 7 playoffs, John Starks for his rewarded effort and dunk, Nate Robinson for being little and hopefully D'antoni and his system. Being the underdog only makes the victory even sweeter and merrier.

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    Born and raised in Lawrence, MA (about 30 mins north of Boston) but my father is a Bronx native so he got me started at a young age with the Knicks and Jets. My other two brothers went with my moms side and are Pats and Celtics fans, so I am now the only NY Fan in the house and its been that way for a looooooooong time......

    And I wouldnt have it any other way!!!! GO KNICKS and JETS!!!!!!!

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    Originally Posted by Toons
    is rady from ny?

    Nope, he's from Europe. And since his hometown team wasn't playing in the NBA (and still to this day), it was easy for him to jump on the Knicks bandwagon back in the mid 90's.

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    Originally Posted by KBlack25
    I think the reason most of the most dedicated posters on this board are not from NY has to do with the fact that they are not from NY. For NY-ers (like me) it's relatively easy to keep up with the team; the newspapers, local news, local media all cover the Knicks. For those not in NY, that is not the case, so they stay active on the board as a way to stay engaged with the team.
    This is why i'm a real active person on the board. I mean, i live in cold ass canada where all anyone talks about is ****in hockey. And any ball fans up here are usually Celtics or Raptors fans. I dunno why there are so many celtic's fans, probably cause a lot of people from my town moved back and forth from Beantown.

    My grandfather was born in NY tho so I always held an affinity for NY. Plus I grew up watching the Jordan-Ewing playoff battles and ended up cheering for the tougher more blue collar/underdog team.

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    Originally Posted by Clyde & The Pearl
    Grew up in Queens. Live in NJ now. But I know many Jersians that like the Knicks because they were the only team in town for awhile.
    Wow, do they even broadcast the Knicks games way out there?

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    Originally Posted by Pricey
    Ive never been to New York but when i came to the states as a young kid i watched the Bulls and Knicks in the playoffs when that Starks dunk happened and i instantly became a Knicks fan. I hope to come over next year and experience the Big Apple!
    1 of my favorite Knick moments of alltime. You picked a good one to latch on with.

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    I'm probably one of the oddest Knicks fan in the country. I grew up at a young age watching Magic and rooting for him more so just for the stardom. Playing organized basketball early on I was a bit taller than most kids and was tossed into the center position. The problem was at that age I still wanted to jump shoot instead of play down low. Thus I started watching and growing attached to the greatest jump shooting center in the game ... the great #33. Pretty soon he was my favorite player, and I was a Knick fan. John Starks and Charles Oakley come alone and I have a group of players that make up my favorite team! I loved the group of players from the late 80's early 90's and their style of play. I hated the Bulls so that only made it more so. Now comes the really odd part ... I'm from central Indiana and you might say that the last place I would ever plant my roots is in the Big city of NY. You can also see that during the 90's it was rough being a Knick fan with Miller jerseys left and right every day Even after the 'fall' and the terrible down years I stick with my team. I'm no front runner and I stand by my team in good years as well as bad (Alan Houston helped keep me a lot!) . So here I am ... grown and raised ... but still (even with dozens of reasons not to) rooting for the Knicks. I will be at the game in Indy 4-11 to root for my guys just like I did when I was tall enough to play center at 5'5 :P

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