Is this team on the verge of a resurgence? Considering the tide turning victory against Orlando, it couldn't be more timely that we play our territorial nemesis and perennial fest, The Nyets.
A victory here could be a much needed propulsion for a team searching for continuity.
The Garden permeates in anticipation!
WE ARE THE NEW YORK KNICKS
A Matter Of Pride
This challenge, however, goes beyond the call of professional duty. This one's emotional. As we face the corsairs of a business rival. A rival, nonetheless, that used us against ourselves and helped force the hand of his counterpart, Dolan, in to an alpha war within our own beloved franchise.
Would I prefer him to be the owner of the Knicks? Unquestionably!
But that doesn't make him any less of a slimy, festering newt.
Time to beat him with his own preferred weapon of choice.
Apparently fired a rocket in to space...... And missed.
ONE MAN SHOWED PROMISE BEYOND EVEN THE LOFTIEST EXPECTATIONS IN A DIRE VICTORY FOR THE KNICKS AGAINST ORLANDO.
"We understand how important this game is for us. It's almost a must win for us. That mentality, that's something that I want to approach it, as a must-win game."
And that mentality, that desire, must maintain as the race to the Knicks' first post-season appearance escalates. It also begs the question - is Carmelo Anthony an under achieving Superstar? A potential top 5 NBA player or All NBA 1st team potential debutant?
There is a vital component to Melo's mental desire: Amar'e Stoudemire. The need for an equilibrium - or a more balanced symbiosis - has to be addressed.
Hardly a small task, but the willing and the driven succeed.
We've seen mere flickers of their jelling. Can they become the best 3-4 combo since McHale and Bird?
A reminiscence of past glories. A window in to a potential bi-headed beast, yet to be harnessed and weaponised to potential.