Where Brooklyn at? That’s what you heard every time Kiwan Smith aka "Smooth" went up, often over multiple people, to throw down a dunk as he slammed his way to the City crown in the national Sprite Slam Dunk Competition. Now repping the boroughs,"Smooth" feels he deserves your vote as one of the two best dunkers in the nation as he is compared to nine other national winners. Some of what you'll see is absolutely "redunkulous." Check it out.
Mitch Lawrence got it right,
"• Mike Woodson was a good defensive coach in Atlanta, mainly because he had Joe Johnson, who could cover almost anyone and relished those duties, along with some tall, athletic defenders, including Josh Smith and Al Horford, who challenged shots and guarded the rim. You know when the Knicks will be as good, defensively, as those Atlanta teams? When they start adding two-way players that Woodson won't find in his new duties working for Mike D'Antoni."
Defense is will, effort and intelligence.Studly and Amare have to buy in and learn what they might have missed in college with a decent coach.Woodson didn't get through to the main men on the Hawks and he will have a lot to prove with the Knickd Dysfunctional Duo.D is not even second on their list, scoring and planking are probably 1, 2.Mr. Big Shot, #6 et al will buy in, but it takes a team to do it right.As for Mr. Mike, the countdown till the first losing streak is on.Zeke ya.Now is a good time to make that transatlantic jump.I hear Bargagni is going.Company is always nice.LG...
Stern needs to visit and see how little he's missed.It's all kinds of empty in here, but the game is not to blame.It's the accountants on both sides.Never feel sorry for a millionaire's money.They're only playing "Let's Make a Deal".The season will happen because both sides are scared to lose their respective BIG money.Football will make them look like the greedy fools they are.Meanwhile love your family and friends and have some fun.Go out and shoot some hoops. it's more fun than watching anyway.
Dr. J said it all years ago. "If they weren't paying me, I'd be playing for free!"
Now I can't afford to go to a game.Something wrong here.lgk?
Andy Rautins of the New York Knicks scored all 15 of his points on 3-pointers to lead Canada to a 73-72 victory over the Dominican Republic on Thursday in the Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas.
He's found his level.With a little work he can be the Mike D'Antoni of Uh, oh! Canada.
Ya want redunkulus, try doubling your ticket prices for a team that underachieved, see no D, no post play and lack of ball movement, in the playoffs.NYer's used to be the smartest fans around.This just shows how the Garden has been sold out to Know-Nuthin'-carpetbaggers who think wearing a Yankee hat and mumbling along with JZ makes them legit.Zeke is scarin' me.Sure D'Ant needs to go for obvious reasons, but c'mon, give us an upgrade that doesn't involve hubris.What has Woody won in the pros?I'm all for giving a brother a shot, but Woodrow is a retread at this point.Maybe something else is at play here?
"Woodson has strong ties to Brown, perhaps Dolan's all-time archnemesis. But he most likely got the job because of his connection to Dolan's all-time favorite employee not named Glen Sather.
Woodson and Isiah Thomas were teammates at Indiana University 30 years ago. They also had a lesser-known teammate, Glen Grunwald, who went on to become the Knicks' general manager."
Two ways to make it in the Apple, be good, real good, or know somebody with juice.In this corner from Indiana we have...more mediocrity.
Zeke's trying to play genius again with the "other" Mike, Woodsonite.The closest he ever got to Defense was when Bobby Knight was up his ass bending him over.Zeke needs to stop going after the lightweights from his Indiana college days and get the real deal, Bobby himself, the Master of the Man to Man.Knight is probably to old and rich to be bothered with Zeke who bailed on him at Indy.Woody is not the Answer to the Knix deewoes.That's all folks.LGK
Mike Woodson on the short list for "defensive" coach behind"Why you lookon' over my shoulder" Mike, "take a hike", D.Zeke is large and in charge at MSG(My Show Goddamit!).Woodsonite certainly deserves another shot based on several years of failure in Atlanta.Those guys played only when they smelled playoff money.He's perfect for years of mo' failure in the Big Crapple.You'd think Zeke would have learned by now.Studly and Amare ain't listenin' to Woodrow.Get Phil, he'll come for the right offer.At least he'll make it interesting.Oh yeah, there will be a season, 4.5 billion says so.
Well possibility of the NBA becoming irrelevant again is something that might push a resolution of the lock out sooner. That is very much welcome.
Well Rautins is having some success. He's got to walk before he runs. Knicks need all the help they can get so if he gets any development out of playing for Canada, it's a plus. @Tman
Well at least Woodson isn't being hired to replace D'Antoni. He's just being hired as an assistant. Or do you think Zeke or whomever is running the show has Woodson pegged as a replacement head coach? @Tman
Thanks for keeping me in the loop about the Knicks. I've been out for a while. THe spirit to break out an article has been stemmed by the lockout and life. I hope to get back to writing though. @Tman
@Tman If his role were just as defensive coordinator ok. But as a head coach? You're right if talented yet middle of the pack ballas in Atlanta aint listening to you what makes MSG or Zeke or whomever's running the ship think that Divas like STAT and Melo will lend an ear?
@Tman You mean the cosmic pimp slap of David Stern to the players union, announcing in that act, "you have no real leverage!"
OBTW how do you know about the "sound of one hand clapping" Koan?
Follow your heart @Orange_and_Blue
@Orange_and_Blue I have one ear listening.
Thanks Mr. T. @Tman
The head monk bats his earnest yet overly thoughful student over the head with a bamboo cane. LOL! Write on T'Man! @Tman