Melo was garbage tonight.
When our leading scorer is Goof Troop, you know we're going to lose. What happened to driving to the basket? We are a solely jump shooting team now who's starters suck at defense. Why do you think we always go on a 15-0 run when the starters go out? The answer is because our bench plays defense. I saw NO effort on D from Stat or Melo and it's making me sick.
Is it bad that I was hoping Amare would blow a knee so we don't have to have him in the game anymore? He's such a defensive liability, it makes me sick. And Melo can't even hit a foul shot? What kind of crap is that? This team pisses me off, especially our moronic coach. When is Dolan going to learn that this coach doesn't know how to win ball games or manage a team with superstars. We need a defensive head coach... NOW!
And I'm a bandwagon Laker fan yet you don't know anything about my Laker fanhood, if I was a bandwagon Laker fan I don't even really like them why would my name be NYCLakerfan and have Kobe as my sig especially after they got swept last year and are having a down year? And two the Knicks are my moms favorite team and my 2nd so Ive always supported them and want them to do well after LA.
I know mad Laker fans in NY anyway, last year when I went to the Garden for the Lakers game like 30% of the place was Lakers fans.
D'antoni needs to realize who plays well with each other. When Lin was most successful was when he was playing with Novak and the rest of the 2nd unit. I don't think he's mentally tough enough to handle Melo and Amare.
The line up should look like this
Those line ups are a lot more compatible then what they have now
STAT is dressing like he's 65 years old
guess he's catching up with his knees
Any Laker fan from NYC is fake. Thats coming from a true New Yorker. I am a strong believer in supporting the city's team. Hence when I'm a Knicks Jets and Yankees fan, but I also support the Mets (feel bad for them). Being a Laker fan doesn't make sense unless you're into the bandwagon or you're a Kobe fan or you're from LA.
As for non-US NBA fans, I understand the team close to their hearts are the team they support. But if you're from the USA and you don't rep your city's team; you need to give your d*ck back to God.
Baron Davis still looks like a friar with his bald head and headband (from a birds-eye view)
That being said, as a a guy who likes Amar'e a ton (no homo), it sucks for him that his rather amazing game is being overshadowed by the fact taht nobody on the entire team could get anything right today outside of STAT, Jorts, and maybe Shump and Novak (but Shump and Novak gave Dirk 4 easy buckets so that kinda goes against them too).
mda should have played melo more especially with novak on the floor.
matrix cant be on both of them.
mda will never change the starting line ups. he's too studborn just like calling timeout to adjust. he waits until the other team has 10pt lead.
If LBJ or Wade score 4 pts for the Heat, they lose...same here with melo. just the facts Jack
what a sh*tty loss. again. if memory serves me correct, the Knicks latest losing woes started when STAT and MELO returned to a Lin-led team that played great defense (thanks to Chandler, Girafferies and Shumpster), and relied on sharpshooter Novak.
The Knicks came back tonite with a chance to win because of those same elements. There's something wrong with a coach who cannot mesh his superstars with the winning ways of a defensive squad.
Substitutions are a coaching decision, the ebb and flow of a game are dictated by coaching maneuvers. if you're not hitting shots, then you must concentrate on playing defense first, not offense. I'm sick of Antoni's excuse that shots weren't going in. his statistics-led coaching is bombing. he needs to be fired.
suck a dirk