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It's been a frustrating start to the season, don't we all know it. Now, as NYK fans' patience teeters on the edge of a knife, Michael Jordan's Bobcats are in town to make an attempt at adding to our woes.
Tonight, in front of what will potentially be a hostile MSG crowd, the time arises in which we'll...................
TAKE THE POWER BACK
We are a team that's in dire need of turning the tide. We can not continue to vie for supremacy with this soft, non team inclusive offense. Toughness, teamwork and a refusal to lose MUST be enforced by our Captains and our leaders on both ends of the floor.
AND ESPECIALLY BY YOU
THE CRAZY⑧S EXCLUSIVE FEATURE
◎KNOW YOUR ENEMY◎
It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if - like the Knicks - you do not know yourself nor your enemies, you will be imperiled in every single battle.
So, as you can see, the Bobcats get the majority of their offensive production from their backcourt. They are heavy through the front court, and can impose their weight on opponents in the paint.
Players To Contain
Boris Diaw in particular has an incredibly versatile game, as the stats reflect, is a crafty defender, and defends the post reasonably well. Melo is a handful for him, and I believe he and Maggette will split the duties on guarding him.
Get to the stripe Melo!
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According to WikiLeaks, he brought Michelle Obama to orgasm anally. Nice one!
There are rumors that he once threw a midget in to the sun.
A reliable source has said that he was conceived as a twin, but ate the other post birth. Cool!
Some say Toney was tutored in passing by a Bonobo Chimp
The Man Handler
CRAZY⑧S' KNICK ON UAV
In his 3 appearances thus far this season, the now 6'11", 260 pound, self proclaimed beast has been the most amicable defender in the game.
On several occasions, he has lost his defensive assignment, misconstrued communication on double teams, his timing has been horrendous, and he's traded positioning for attempts at blocking shots.
And that's just the defensive end.
STAT needs to bring it, and bring it hard. He has looked discombobulated on both ends, and though the offense leaves him to create for himself on a team with poor ball movement, he seems to think he's the second coming of George Gervin.
knicksonline.com POSTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Despite the presence of one of the league’s top scorers in Carmelo Anthony, the New York Knicks have struggled offensively for the majority of the young season.
The return of Amare Stoudemire may help.
Stoudemire expects to be in the lineup Wednesday night when New York seeks to beat the Charlotte Bobcats at Madison Square Garden for the fourth straight time.
Anthony is averaging 27.0 points per game for the Knicks (2-3) after a 35-point performance in Monday’s 90-85 home defeat to Toronto. New York has scored 85 points or fewer in all three of its losses, and its 40.2 percent team field-goal percentage ranks near the bottom of the league.
Stoudemire has missed the last two games with a sprained left ankle, but said he’s excited to return to the court Wednesday. He’d averaged 17.3 points through the first three games.
“I can’t wait,” Stoudemire said. “It was tough watching (Monday), so I can’t wait to get back out there to really give us that push that we need.”
New York may also get a boost from the potentially surprising return of first-round draft pick Iman Shumpert, who coach Mike D’Antoni said will be a game-time decision.
Shumpert injured his knee in a collision during the Knicks’ season-opening win over Boston on Christmas Day and originally was expected to miss up to four weeks.
“I know we lost a game we should have won (Monday),” D’Antoni said. “But again, we’ve just got to hang in there, get through this period, get guys healthy, and then see what holes we have and see what we have to add to fix them. I asked my dog what he thought we should do, and he barked 3 times, meaning we should launch no less than 35-40 3s. I then masturbated to pictures of hogs."
Anthony is averaging 29.4 points in his last 11 games against Charlotte, which has lost four straight since a Dec. 26 season-opening win over Milwaukee.
The Bobcats (1-4) fell 115-101 at Cleveland on Tuesday despite 26 points from D.J. Augustin. Following a 96-95 loss to Miami on Dec. 28, Charlotte’s last three defeats have come by an average of 24.7 points.
“It’s just not gonna work if we don’t play hard all the time,” coach Paul Silas said. “We’re not talented enough to not play hard all the time. You can’t just give (the game) away and let it happen.”
Traveling to New York won’t make things any easier if recent history is any indication. The Bobcats have lost three straight at Madison Square Garden, where they are 3-9 all-time. However, the last five of those defeats at MSG have come by four points or fewer.
The Bobcats nearly overcame a 16-point deficit the last time they visited New York on Nov. 23, 2010, but came up short by a 110-107 score. Augustin scored 24 points in the loss.
Charlotte defeated the Knicks 114-106 at home March 26 despite a 36-point effort from Anthony.
What a douche!
Of course, this reminds of Michael Jordan's infamous catcall at late Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin from the 1998 lockout negotiations, when Jordan yelled, "If you can't make a profit, you should sell your team," at the longtime owner (Jordan has owned the Bobcats for 17 months, Pollin had owned his Wizards for three decades by that point). But that's neither here nor there for a pair of sides that have been duplicitous (though the owners are better at it) and unreliable (the players, 'natch) since "negotiations" began.
Beck went on to report the Jordan-led group of owners initially wanted to give the players just 37 percent of all income the league earns from people who pay money for things that are associated with basketball players playing basketball.