TGIWeekend. Man, it was a busy outer-Blog week. Probably was for most Fanatics because we were a little short on news and views this week. So much so, I decided to visit some other blogs and steal some comments just to get a feel for what the blogosphere is thinking about the Knicks. (Not a lot of thinking going on out there. Maybe I need to check Twitter.). This is what I saw and it is not necessarily the best of the best -- some of it is just noise being silent.
Apparently, Gallo is also going to be Robinson's assistant for the dunk contest.
I can just see it now: Gallo stands in the corner, Nate taunts him by pretending to pass to him but instead opts for a no-look pass to himself off the backboard for a dunk. The crowd goes wild. -- Mulligan @ Knickerblogger.net under Gallinari Called For Sophomore Team.
I officially hate the press. They have no integrity when it comes to players and immediately fall in love with the entire roster of the leagues best and "most surprising" teams. A year ago Z-Bo and Crawford were anti-Christs and now they're media darlings.
Diatribe over. -- DS @ Knickerblogger.net under Gallinari For Sophomore Team
News Flash.... The 2010 Knicks play great defense. D'Antoni is for real and one of the best coaches in the game. -- Jonny B from Maine @ Knicks @ Knicks City.com under The Things I Disliked About The Knicks For The Last Ten Years.
From what I could tell, Nate wasn't impeded from coming down at all. He could've just let go and there was no one close to being under him. Even Nate admitted last night that he broke it. http://twitter.com/TommyDeeTKB/status/8349499448
Now, he wasn't celebrating excessively up there or anything. But he just held on for a tick or three too long.
As Dan says, the issue isn't whether the rule is stupid, or whether it's consistently enforced, or even whether it's consistently enforced with the particular player that got whistled for violating the rule. The rule is out there, Nate knows it, and there's always the potential that the official is going to blow the whistle on you if you break it.
Even worse, he broke it at a critical point in a close game when the Knicks were getting some momentum going. Whatever you think of the rule, Nate was really dumb to break it, especially then and there.
Nate is just a careless guy. And last night was a case where that carelessness cost his team. -- Jon @ Knicksfanblog under Lee>Bosh
WOW ............. I DID NOT WANT TO WRITE ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT I READ , BUT AFTER I SAW THE COMMENTS....
BERMAN, YOU NEED TO SLOW DOWN WHEN YOU WRITE , BECAUSE THE RACIST IN SIDE YOU COMES OUT WHEN YOU DONT THINK. IM NOT SAYING YOU DID IT ON PURPOSE... BUT TO GIVE THE 2 WHITE GUYS ON THE TEAM AN "A".... IF IT WAS LARRY BIRD AND KEVIN MCHALE I COULD SEE, BUT THIS IS A ROOKIE THAT IS NOT, NOT, NOT, BETTER THAN THE SMALLEST GUY ON THE TEAM, AND A GUY WHO IS GOING TO BE AN ALL-STAR BY THE SKIN OF HIS TEETH.
DANILLO IS NOT BETTER THAN NATE , MABEY A TIE WITH CHANDLER, BUT NOT MORE IMPORTANT TO THE TEAM THAN NATE (NOT RIGHT NOW AT LEAST)
SHAME ON YOU BERMAN..... TAKE YOUR TIME ...THINK
ITS NOT YOUR FAULT YOU THINK THAT WAY , BUT JUST TRY TO HIDE IT FROM THE PUBLIC. -- Knicologist @ New York Post under Knicks Mid-term Grades
I would have given Duhon a D, the guys did not do enough in the off season to stop his repeated mid season meltdown! Night life! I said it before the Knicks are to one dimensional with Lee and Duhon and it hurts guys like Harrington, Bender, and Nate when healthy. Gallo also spend too much time standing instead of being involved in the offense! D'Antoni and his Coaches deserves a B to get 17 wins out of these guys on some nights! Chandler is becoming a star right before us, he is becoming more selfish and I love it. The kid deserve a A-. -- DOKnicks @ New York Post under Knicks Mid-term Grades.
what was gallo thinking just hanging on to the ball like that?
It seemed very nonchalant, that whole last play. What a waste.
Good game otherwise though.
I had not really wanted Bosh this offseason... but this game made me change my mind. I think he would be great here with LBJ. -- gbaked @ Posting and Toasting under Postgame Raptors 106, Knicks 104
I agree about the snubbing. If you're on a losing team, you should play both ends of the floor to, because those can't really be inflated like a losing team. I still think Horford is a bit of a hard pill to swallow. So he dominated David Lee, Aaron Brooks could take David Lee in the paint. But it wasn't just him that was stopping on defense, Josh Smith was clogging the paint and in the airspace.
Lee didn't get snubbed (though I thought he earned a place in the discussion) But Horford snubbed someone. He gets lifted too much by his teams record. I think the 2nd best all around center in the east right now is Brook Lopez, but no way he would get selected on the Nets. I think Bargani or Bogut should have been there. -- CircleLimit4 @ TheKnicksblog.com under Bosh, Horford and Lee.