Over the last couple of years, one of my favorite bloggers to debate with has been DanL of Knicksfanblog, although he has largely rejected overtures to visit us to debate the important issues of today and yesterday. He is not quite Statesman, who masters the art of obfuscation by painting pictures in monotones without essential details. But like my snarky friend and member of the ForceMDs, who pretends to hover intellectually above all others like Ali over Liston, DanL makes me feel at home when I am away from these friendly confines. Dan too knows how to make a well reasoned argument and for the past couple of years he has been leading the Gullible Party by extolling the virtues of Donnie Walsh's strategy to get LeBron and to develop the team. He has supported and manufactured "good" reasons for almost every Walsh decision including the trade of our future to the Houston Rockets who could wind up with two lottery picks from the transaction for cap space: "Daryl Morey didn't rob Walsh, he just emptied his pockets so he could have room for more money." But now it is time to prepare for a reckoning -- a reconciliation of reality and delusion.
Yesterday, Dan wrote a post in which he tried to compare Wilson Chandler to Al Harrington. Usually, I enjoy his posts because, seriously, he is smart like Statesman is, but being smart often has nothing to do with being right. His comparison of Chandler as Harrington was not one of his best, but probably part of his constant effort to prove why Walsh has done a better job than Isiah. (Yeah, he seems stuck there a bit.) Anyway, I responded to Dan, actually ignoring his off-base post for the most part, to remind him that it is almost time for him and all those Gullibles he represents to admit that Walsh's strategy to get LeBron was Leflawed and has led to this mishmash of a mess of a team that now graces the floor. As usual, I enjoyed the volleying between us and thought I would share it here to get your view. Be warned, my view on Gallo's mental fortitude might give you flashbacks to the Renaldo Balkman era.
(BTW, you can follow DanL on Twitter @Knicksfanblog)