Eating crow and loving it
My disdain for Carmelo Anthony and doubts about how this team could compete as well as my doubts about Woodson being able to make this team a contender have been well documented on this site. But I wanted to make a thread making it clear that me being wrong is only making me happy.
While I'm still not completely convinced, this winning streak is beginning to make me a believer. Although Melo has not played outstandingly, he has played with effort, played team ball, played defense and has done the little things to help this team win.
Mike Woodson has proven to me he can get this team to play hard on both ends of the court, something D'Antoni was never able to do on a consistnt basis. And effort may be the only thing needed for this team to compete.
With all the bickering that goes on at KOL, the one thing we can all agree on is the Knicks winning a championship would be one of the greatest moments for us as sports fans. We may disagree on how we get there but we all agree there would be nothing better.
That's my 2 cents and Kumbayah moment. Anyone else that feels the same way, feel free to express it in this thread.
Now, LET'S GO KNICKS!!
Originally Posted by LJ4ptplay
This is why I never jump to conclusions and live in the now when it comes to ball especially when it comes to guys that have proven themselves.
Hopefully you'll start posting some more now LJ, missed your posts.
+rep for being big enough to own your opinion and own up when it was wrong
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Great post, worth some rep, im also eating crow regarding AMARE as well as many others on this site.
He's done what he's had to do, and he's shown that his involvement with D'Antoni's exit (@ whatever capacity it was) hasn't been about him getting more looks or being the focal.
He's been involved in every aspect of the team's winning M.O, and that is the mark of someone who knows their place within a team, and wants to achieve the common goal, not the individual's.
I've been on his case all year ~ as well as D'Antoni's, and there were some hard, challenging times to support his efforts. But from what I've seen post MDA, he's well aware of his role and the way it correlates in to the role of others. Impressive as it is necessary.
I had my doubts from our second game that he was anything more than an isolation jock, ala Joe Johnson, but he's proven in this short streak that he's capable of playing a very versatile, unselfish and intelligent/involved game.
I think that the woes of the season, the emergence of Gallinari and the loss to the Nuggets, the media whirlwind centered around him and the trade that didn't pay off, the blame game that ensued after he came back to the team off an injury and Linsanity 'died'.......................stop for air...................followed by D'Antoni's resignation were incredible curves for him to learn from and now adjust to. All being factors that have forced him to be this player. But it's not like he hasn't accepted it, HE HAS! and that's the best part of what's happening right now. He knows what's necessary for him to do to get the team better and winning.
Believe me, I've been one of Melo's biggest detractors this year. All I've ever asked or wanted from him, however, is to prove me and those like minded wrong.
He's a consistent jumper away from doing that entirely, and I'll stick a crow up my ass if I have to, just to see him get it done.
BTW, for LJ to admit that he's eating crow is something that shows that whatever he said about Melo in the past was not about hate, it was about want. Melo is doing the best thing possible right now, and he's doing what he has to do to prove to people like me and LJ that he's capable of doing what it takes to strive for being the best.
The very vast majority of people in this world will never admit having been wrong, or do mental gymnastics to convince themselves that have always been right in some way or another. So good on LJ for starting this thread.
Originally Posted by smokes
I do believe that at the time he was not wrong, however.
Melo has made him a believer out of his own efforts.
That's the double sided beauty of it.
The main problem that I have with melo is the way he quit playing before Dantoni got fired.Say what you want but thats all on melo and he acted like a baby.Now the way he and the team is playing now just goes to show you that he could have played like that before.
Im proud of how this team has came together and are now playing as a team like they should have been doing all along.Im now excited again and can't wait to watch the knicks play every game.Lets all hope they keep this up and they make some huge noise in the playoffs.
Good thread! You were the second person in the entire world behind Mike D'antoni who I would have never expected to eat their own crow. You've surprised many people tonight.
Last edited by knicksin60; Mar 22, 2012 at 00:14.
speaking of rep points I say I hold the record right now for not getting any rep points in a while.Its been since nov12 of 2010 lol
Originally Posted by smokes
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I like what I'm seeing from Stoudemire and Anthony. They're playing solid defense and team basketball.
I didn't know Anthony was ever going to pass the ball. I guess it took pressure from having a new coach and millions of eyes on him(no homo) that made him turn it around.
This winning streak showed me that these two can coexist. It's basically up to them to do it.
Neither Anthony or Stoudemire are as good as they were last year, but they are playing to their strengths, and Chandler/Lin are really coming through with their pick and roll play.
Lol why the no homo at millions of eyes on him, I don't even see how that would be gay.
Originally Posted by abcd
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I will join the compliments to the OP for being a real man and saying he's been wrong.
I'll take this opportunity and admit that like LJ, I was sure MDA had to go, but I thought Stat needed to go too for his lack of effort. I take it back now. Not only since he put amazing numbers yesterday, but also because he's really trying. He's not a good defensive player and that probably isn't going to change, but the effort is there and that is a world of difference.
Stat I'm sorry, you're the man!
Go Knicks. Let's make this a season to remember!