this is fairweather fan panic mode Journalism. Look Wade and James beat the Celtics. Cool the heat we're at full strength, younger, played defense, and we're able to take advantage of a the Celtics in the Paint. Lets see how they do against the Bulls who skilled PG is a nightmare for them defensively, not to mention the Bulls Defense and Noah. Then if they get pass that lets see them beat one of the two teams from the west with their Defensive Bigs and High level scoring. Then we can start comparing them to the Bulls and even that would be a stretch.
But at the local level the Knicks are building to beat Miami's butt and have been since Lebron's decision. Right now we don't even know who will be on the Knicks next year let alone if a defensive assistant will work or if we will have a new coach in 2012. So Don't worry and Lupica lost a million sports media points in my book for this article.