After a quick lockout-shortened season, we're once again back to that time of year; that time filled with multiple trade and free agency rumours, and unfortunately, no actual Knicks basketball.
Still, the 2012 offseason is as important as ever for the Knickerbockers, as they'll look once again to build around Carmelo Anthony and company. Of course, I hesitate to mention Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler along with 'Melo, because depending on who you believe, they themselves could be used to bring in another superstar. That said, this preview is going to be written assuming that no major trades are going to be made - meaning that from this point in, no trades including any of the big three are going to be mentioned.
So, without further ado, I bring you the offseason preview:
The New York Knicks have a number of players who'll be out of contract this summer - some important and some not so important - and by the looks of it, they could struggle to keep a hold of all of them. June 13th will likely be the most influential date of the offseason in that regard, because it is on that date that there will be an arbitration hearing for the Bird rights of waived players. What this essentially means is that if the arbitrator rules in favour of the player's union, the Knicks will have Bird rights for both Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak - making them easily signable, and more importantly, meaning the Mid-Level Exception will be free to use on another free agent in addition to Lin and Novak.
Beyond Lin and Novak, the most important player for the Knicks to re-sign is J.R. Smith, whose player option of $2.5 million is shockingly affordable for a player of his quality. Smith is the sixth man for the Knicks when everyone is healthy - which is essential in itself - but with Iman Shumpert set to miss the early portion of the season with an ACL tear, his value suddenly increases. The Knicks simply will not be able to find a player of J.R.'s quality for that price, so they'll be hoping he opts not to hit free agency this summer - where he'll undoubtedly receive bigger offers.
Outside of the "big three" of Knicks free agents we have Landry Fields, Josh Harrellson and Jared jeffries who'll almost certainly all be signed, along with Baron Davis, Mike Bibby and Dan Gadzuric who probably won't.
Fields, Jorts and Jeffries will likely find themselves under very affordable contracts, and the Knicks would be stupid to miss out on resigning such cheap depth. There's an outside chance that Bibby could also return, especially considering his relationship with head coach Mike Woodson. As for Diddy, his injury will keep him out of action until the 2013-14 season, meaning he definitely won't be resigned until then.
As I mentioned, the June 13th arbitration hearing will have a huge bearing on the Knicks' activity in free agency, as the result could create one of two scenarios - one with an MLE and one without.
The importance of the MLE should not be ignored by Knicks fans, because if you're dreaming of bringing in Steve Nash, I can tell you he ain't coming for the veteran's minimum. Even if the Knicks opt for someone other than Nash as their main incoming free agent, the MLE is still of great importance.
Bringing in Nash to start with Lin behind him will be the perfect situation for the Knicks, as the two-time MVP brings so much to the table with his outside shooting and veteran experience... and just the fact that he's still an elite point guard; one of the few that can play alongside STAT and Melo.
Without the MLE, the Knicks still have the chance to bring in Steve Nash, but in order to do so they'll have to let Jeremy Lin go - something which they'd rightly be reluctant to do considering his age and potential. If we assume that Lin will be re-signed regardless of the arbitration hearing, there are still a number of key free agents who could be willing to come to New York for lesser contracts.
One such player is Lamar Odom, whose struggles away from LA this season have received more than their fair share of documentation. The forward's value has plummeted greatly, and he will not get another big contract this offseason, and instead will be looking for a one or two year deal for him to showcase his talent and prove that he still belongs in the NBA.
As a Queens native and a Knicks fan growing up, an offer from New York would be one that Odom would be happy to receive, and NYC is likely the only city he'd be comfortable playing in other than LA.
That sets things up perfectly for the Knicks, who could really use each of the many skills he offers. Odom could act as a back-up to not only Amar'e Stoudemire, but to Carmelo Anthony and even Jeremy Lin as well, because he's such a good ball-handler and playmaker for his size. If Odom hits free agency and doesn't require a trade to get out of Dallas, the Knicks should jump on him immediately.
More notable and realistic free agency options include former Knicks T-Mac, Marcus Camby and Nate Robinson (who could be perfect off the bench behind Lin), Ray Allen, Jason Kidd, Delonte West, Andre Miller, Ben Wallace, Goran Dragic, Kenyon Martin, Raymond Felton, Grant Hill, Kris Humphries, Boris Diaw and resident good luck charm Brian Scalabrine.
At this point, the NBA Draft appears to be very low on the Knicks' hierarchy of priorities, with the team currently holding only the 48th pick. Most Knicks fans can agree that somehow the team needs to get their hands on a first round pick in this year's deep draft, and this could likely be done by trading away someone like Toney Douglas.
There are a number of teams with more picks than they likely want to use - in particular Golden State, Boston and Houston - and all three could be interested in a swap of TD for one of their later picks.
I imagine the Knicks will be looking primarily at guards, and possible a back-up for Stoudemire in the draft, but again that depends on the June 13th hearing and whether or not the Knicks will make a run at Steve Nash or Lamar Odom.
One thing the Knicks probably do need in the draft regardless is shooting guard depth, because Shumpert is out injured, Smith could be on the way out, and Landry Fields just isn't made for that position.
If no first rounder is added, the primary prospects you should be looking for the Knicks to draft at 48 are Jared Cunningham and Scott Machado, the Queens native who worked out with the team last week.
No matter what happens, this is going to be an eventful offseason, and with only six players under contract for next season right now, we could see a very different Knicks roster heading into 2012-13.
LBJ says "I was immature" but remains silent about being the Drama King of the NBA. First was the flop out of bounds from a ghost shove by JR Smith. Then there was the theatrics from a mid-court pick set by Baron Davis. Now he is carried off the court from a leg thingy. Seriously? How will the Lil' General classify that Phuckery next year?
Steady sees the Rocket launch into the free and clear blue skies and understands IT. America loves its heros and those that bring back many zeros to bank accounts. But if the same results come out of Happy Valley, then the golden goose will have come home to roost. In the end of times, beware of thine own false prophets.
It will be better for the Knicks to replace Lin anyway, someone who is a much better fit with the big three and the coach they have now. It would be a win win for everybody. Dolan might make a little less money (he wont make as much if the team is hard capped) but it will be better for the current team, as well as the team's future. Dolan needs to stop bankrupting the team's future - if he signs Lin to even a moderate contract, the future of the team will be in further jeopardy.
Jeremy Lin would be stupid to re-sign with the Knicks; his career during his peak years is on the line. He should do everything in his power and use any loophole to sign with another team, the way the Knicks have treated him after D'Antoni was compelled to resign.... He should invite a backloaded contract like this, that the Knicks won't be able to match because in the third year, they will be way over the hard cap and in the 4th year, they will be a repeat offender : Year #1: $1 million. Year #2: $1 million. Year #3: $20 million. Year #4: $10 million.... I think he's worth a lot more than Dragic (said to command $10 mil per year) due to similar stats with more upside (Lin is 3 years younger and four years less experienced), but with a *normal* team, I'm sure he'd be willing to help the team recruit solid bench players. Every team has problems, including and especially personality clashes, but with regards to Lin, the problems will be more the typical variety.
Durant's shot is pure, I don't care if he shoots 30 shots, as long as he's open.Durant is a willing passer and multidimensional.Last guy so devastating on the break was a healthy Ralph Sampson, absolutely frightening.I don't impress easily but this kid is a budding superstar.He can carry a team, WB can't.
A friend sent me this old video fom utube.Wanna see what a real NYC star looked like, check one of BK's all time HS greats.Watching him in HS was as good as it gets, a player for the ages.TDT=Time Did Tell.
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Lovin' the posts Steady...
Miasma looking like toast.OKC defense was tough enough to hold them to a bunch of bad J's.Perkins and The Beard couldn't even get back into the game in the 3rd and Durant playing like a superstar.He gets the ring he's anointed while Bron looks more like the second coming of Barkley.Spo is getting outcoached once again.They lose tonite, it's over.Bosh needs to show up big time in the low post.To beat OKC you need strong low post play= a center with a game who can score and dominate the board.You need to control tempo, go out and challenge their shooters and get superior help in the middle.Then walk it up and beat the hell out of them.Tough team to outrun.Westbrook is the key.He stunk in the first half.Any pg who ignores Durant is a fool.Brooks reminded him of such in the locker room.Durant got the ball in the 3rd and 4th and that was all she wrote offensively.But the D in the 3rd and 4th was great too.If they can do it again it's all over.Bron has played great but it's still a team game.
LBJ is the new $IT. Imagine living a life where a guy can't get a pass--on anything. NBDL = CBA. Under IT NYKnick$ became the highest valued NBA franchise. The establishment. Will never forgive or forget his audicITy to challenge the LoneRogueRef and break down the one SuperAgent model. That year many players of Dream Team were in the Falk Farm. David may have won the Olympics roster, IT won the games.
If the $heats sputter would they move to replace Spoe?
This $hyt looks like the Euro-World games....., jump-shots, jump-shots & not one drop step. Yeah there is more scoring, fewer hard fouls, and not as physical. Is it more appealing? There are folks who watch reality shows so there has to be a market for this................Well this should be good for summer reading. .
Moments like these bring to light that the game is stronger than the sum of its parts. Since none still living or among us has the cajunas to change the way players approach the game then you get bloggas criticizing the game. Steady imagines that IT was also blamed the day Wilt scored 100 in a game. There was a convention in Sioux City, ID shortly thereafter with the Commissioner who had no stars. They agreed to make it difficult for big Black men to dominate the game/scoring like Wilt would. Then they raised the basket and the Euroweave amped up the value of the PG. The game was changed forever. Fictitious as that convention might have been, so too is any hyperbole about Fields of dreams. If one steadily believes that game knows game then there's no need for prolonged polemic. By now the Peaceman M.O should be well known in these here parts. He is a provocateur par cause. The Blogga lives to drive traffic here or drive Bloggas here crazy. IT is all good and definitely good for the game whether Dolan does IT or not.
Old news, but worth repeating,
From ''Dream Team" team documentary.
"Jordan’s Bulls teammate, Scottie Pippen, also said he didn’t want Thomas on the club.
“I despised how he played the game,’’ Pippen said of Thomas.
Pippen charged that Thomas spearheaded Detroit’s “Bad Boys’’ and incited the rough play.
“Isiah was the general,’’ Pippen said. “He was the guy who would yap at his teammates and say 'Kick them on their ass. Do whatever you have to do.' No, I didn’t want him on the Dream Team.’’
When asked if Jordan wanted Thomas on the 1992 Olympic club at the Barcelona Olympics, Pippen said, “I can’t speak for Michael but I don’t think he wanted him on the team.’’
Jordan said in his interview that he was reluctant to join the Dream Team because he had a bad first Olympic experience as part of the college group and treasured his offseason. But he came around after Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Chris Mullin, David Robinson, among others, were all in.
“That was one of the stipulations put to me that Isiah wasn’t part of the team,’’ Jordan said. “I was getting strong innuendos it wasn’t just…it was coming from a higher place who didn’t want Isiah on the team.’’
Former NBA deputy commissioner Russ Granik said Thomas was not considered because of the incident at the end of the recent Bulls-Pistons playoff series in which he had his teammates bolt the court before the final buzzer. It was seen as a lack of sportsmanship.
“We were picking a group just after the Pistons had been eliminated by the Bulls,’’ Granik said. “It was very bad timing for Isiah. Everyone had that impression in their mind, the picture of Isiah walking off the court.’’
Rod Thorn, part of the Olympic selection committee and who drafted Jordan, said, “When the Pistons walked off the court before the final bell, it left a lot of bad taste in a lot of people’s minds.’’
NBA TV officials said Monday a strong effort was made to get Thomas to participate in the documentary to give his side but he declined. The controversy of Thomas’ exclusion also stemmed from Chuck Daly being the Dream Team coach. Daly, who passed away in 2009, was one of Thomas’ great supporters.
In the documentary, Daly says at 1992 press conference, “(Isiah) was not comfortable with it. I’m sure he was very hurt.’’
Don't feel too bad for Zeke, the man who used his daughter to hide his own personal inadequacies.Jimmy Doofus will bring him back to MScrewedupG to prove he's smarter than the rest of the world, thus insuring a bad situation will become hopeless.The Bk JayZees are looking better with every dumbass decision the NYK's make.Zeke in could be a game changer.
While many are focusing on who's better LeBron or Durrant, I ask the question "who stole the NBA's big-men". Low-post play is MIA. Big-Man play has disappeared, and the SOUL of the league has evaporated. I equate it to listening to music and hearing a drum machine as opposed to a drummer. It's called music, but you know better. It's called the NBA, but I know better. Who's better Le Bron or Durrant?
I say Big-man Play RIP: Russ,Wilt,Kareem,Willis,Chief,Walton,Moses,Dream,Admiral,Shaq,
Peace & Blessings
As most anticipate an excitng series I have come to accept this as the final step for the NBA as it transitions away from a sport into the entertainment ndustry. While many are focusing on who's better LeBron or Durrant, I ask the question "who stole the NBA's big-men". Low-post play is MIA. Big-Man play has disappeared, and the SOUL of the league has evaporated. I equate it to listening to music and hearing a drum machine as opposed to a drummer. It's called music, but you know better. It's called the NBA, but I know better. Who's better Le Bron or Durrant? I say RIP:
Peace & Blessings
KNICKS SHOPPING FIELDS… Targeting the Warriors? The Knicks Blog says YES! We may be able to get their number 30 FOR Fields!
The Rocket never launched a PED,HGH,or ROID, but his wife did....Isiah gets buried for alledgelly throwing hi daughter under the bus, and Rocket is ignored while throwing his wife under a bus....hmmm? Does Peaceman have a point?
The Valley ain't so Happy and one man will pay the price for the multitudes of Sins by many during the years of cover up., Life will go on, games will be played, money will be made, and the children will be permanetly scarred. Take heed and let no man deceive you.
Peace & Blesings
@Tman For a minute there Steady searched the Webster of acronyms to confirm BK. We once had such a purist in Mecca like Rahjah as in BK30, another slighted HOF sans scandal. Yes, TDT and left one gorgeous Gayle as prima facial evidence. Rahjah must have spilt into one of those Indiana milk maidens. Dayyyyuum!
@MODI Pure Phuckery Modi. Seems like JVG was right about the deitized one. Well let him wallow with likes of Pat the Rat...Phake Phil, you're now officially DTM. IT would have been mistaken to go from a Damphony to a Phake Phil. The right One with gravitas and Mix Mach ado skills from the Draft coupled with heavy doses of real ol'school COACHing to keep MelAmareChan relevant.
@Steady ".Westbrook is the key.He stunk in the first half.Any pg who ignores Durant is a fool."
Westbrook giveth and Westbrook taketh.He's managed to singlehandedly make this a series.But hey, that's a good thing.Durant and co. vs. Lebron and co.Do I care who wins, nah, but Game 2 was certainly entertaining.
Peaceman's hard on for Fields may only be matched by your fixation with Isiah. In the last 20 years there have been several folks that have taken responsibility for Isiah being left off the so called "Dream Team". Majic, Jordan, Barkley, and now Pippen. Why? Because it is fashionable. The person that is responsible has kept his mouth shut and continued his behind the scen feud with Isiah. The plantation owner that leveraged his biggest buck (Jordan) to keep Isiah off the team remains under the radar. The Masta that Adrian Dantley took to court and exposed hisexploitation of his clients, is the higher ups Jordan speaks about. The Masta that took it personal when Isiah as president of the player's union insisted that the agents percentage on NBA contracts be reduced. This person was angry and then had Ewing challenge the Players Association. This is the rea lperson that kept Isiah off the team. He told his slaves/clients to send t word that they would not play w/ Isiah on the team. The NBA-caved because they were looking at the potential windfal from internationa exposure. Then guys like Majic & Pippen want ownership. . Who is this devil ?
David Falk---the higher up that kept Isiah off the Dream team
@Statesman Kudo, I second that evaluation!Unfortunately you can't miss what you never had.I feel for the newbies that didn't get a real taste of what the NBA once was.In the valley of the blind, the one eyed man is king.No centers that can score?No PFs with low post games?Evolution or devolution?BS either way.
@Statesman States! Where's Patrick?
@Peaceman A starter for an unproven prayer.You sure you don't work for MSG?You seem particularly qualified.You ever think why a supreme Xpg like Mark Jackson might entertain that deal, and what xlargexknick would be pushing for it?Actually, I feel for Mr. Fields.It's tough playing for a team too selfish to move to the next level.If Woody buys into a trade as dumb as that one he's just there for the check.I can see Fields in a trade for a vet PG.Lin might not be ready for various reasons.But riddle me this?With Shump out well into next season who covers the 2 and 3's who are generally the most talented scorers on a team?What will your 30th pick do with Joe Johnson, Pierce, Kobe, D Wade, Westbrook and the hosts of HoopMonsters that find MSG a second home.Fields is not untradeable but you need to get more than cornflakes to mix with your kool aid.
@Peaceman Can't do it until Fields is signed first, which can't happen until after the draft.
Now douglas may be able to yield a 1st rounder from a team that would rather have an expirer than a guaranteed deal.
@Peaceman TWT has become the main operative term in these here parts. Not only is the term linked go your Bloguin points completion in Tman but also to the adage time will tell. You may generate lots of traffic from this scoop to da hoop. Fields knows this is a bidness and his psyche linked to his deteriorating game when trade scenarios were exchanged. GDolanIT are definitely cooking so TWT.
@Statesman @Steady Peaceman probably does have a point or two, one of them is definitely on his head.Rodger the dodger will have to pay when his trial restarts in Bk, look for a settlement.He used his wife with her permission.The Happy Valley Horror will go to jail, mark it.Penn State will go on making money, but they will have to pay, pay, pay, settle , settle , settle.How does that equate with a grown man using his daughter to evade a stupid public mistake mistake?Man up, show the guts you used to play on one leg in the Finals.Do you have a daughter, a son?Would you use them to protect yourself from your own embarrassing error.That shit is annoying.What does the police dept, ems, etc. have to gain in this sad dog and pony show?Was he DWB?What?Embarrass the man in NYC, he all ready did that.Here is some of the article to peruse.Sad, sad, sad, revisionism and bundling tragedies doesn't change them.
"The Chief of Police in Harrison N.Y. blasted former NBA star and New York Knicks head coach Isiah Thomas for using his daughter to "cover up" his accidental overdose according to the New York Daily News.
Harrison Police Chief David Hall said the former NBA great was throwing his 17-year-old daughter "under the bus" by claiming she was the one rushed to the hospital Friday, not him.
"My cops ... know the difference between a 47-year-old black male and a young black female," Hall told The Associated Press. "It wasn't his daughter - and why they're throwing her under the bus is beyond my ability to understand."
He continued: "These people should learn something from Richard Nixon — it's not the crime, it's the coverup."
Hall said no suicide note was found, and police were classifying the case "as an accidental drug overdose."
Early reports said emergency crews were called to treat a 47-year-old man, the same age as Thomas. Police sources later confirmed it was the NBA star."
Sometimes you just need to be a man.
There is a reason that it is series ad not A GAME. There will be many story-lines, but the Westbrook is a villian lacks credibility.
I think many are entertained by watching Durrant play (as I) and would prefer seeing him shoot the ball whenever OKC has the ball, a la Jordanl. In other words the entertinment value overrides the basketballl aspect. Durrant is not a low post player that you can run cutters off, or backdoors, like a Kareem, Duncan, Dream. He's 6.11, but he's a faceup jumpshooter.
Durrant has attempted 20 shots or more in each game not counting when he was fouled in the act of shooting. That is feeding a shooter.Do yu guys want 30 shots or more? TMan, like StephenA, you are missing the point (no pn intended).
@Statesman Pop the pimple and u know what comes out.It would be better for the irritant to just go away, like back to Detroit or Chicago.Unfortunately, those orgs are smart enough to distance themselves, we aren't.IT keeps coming back, and back, and back.Kind of like Peace, but hey Peace is fun when you're bored and have no one to play with.Zeke is another matter.If he would just go and not come back it would be over.His record in and outside of the sport is what it is.He won 2 chips.He also did a lot of other things that vary from silly to very stupid.Unfortunately again, he is JD'd friend and I'm not.So what you think is an obsession is just trying to deal with an MSG stalker who won't leave.
@Statesman @Tman And then Isaiah had the Audacity of Hope to go buy the CBA and run it like a farm system for the NBA. The slick okidoke is that the real Lil General5* had designs his damn self. He stifled the CBA into submission and ended buying really low. Isaiah was planning on being a Commish his damn self. Take out the league you got And1 with the professor.
Steadily making summer reading lists
@Tman A first round draft choice for Fields is not a Gamble.
" What will your 30th pick do with Joe Johnson, Pierce, Kobe, D Wade, Westbrook and the hosts of HoopMonsters that find MSG a second home."
Depends on the pick. However, it is a sure bet that whomever it is will do a much better job than Landry on those above mentioned. There was a reason Fields was picked after Andy Rautins in the late second round . And it has showed for all but a few months during his tenure as a Knick!
I trade Landry for a number one pick in a nano second.
These people should learn something from Richard Nixon -- it's not the crime, it's the cover-up," he added.Voice mails and text messages from the AP were left on Thomas' cell phone Saturday. Messages left earlier with Thomas' publicist and two of his attorneys were not returned. No suicide note was found, and police were classifying the case as an "accidental drug overdose" on "a number" of prescription sleeping pills, Hall said. Hall would not confirm the identity of the hospitalized man.Thomas' 20-year-old son, Joshua, also said it was his sister, not his father, who required treatment. NY Times.
Just enough to make sheep believe MSM. Even Hall did not Name Thomas ...which covered his ass. The Corrupt Ex-Police Chief threw enough shit against the Thomas Family wall to cause the masses to Re-Lynch Thomas without actually Naming him. However, Karma's a bitch. Hall's very own Police officers filed federal charges of Forgery, Theft, and Civil Rights Violations against the very same man Tman uses as a reference to defile Thomas as a Man.
@Steady @Peaceman @Statesman It wasn't my idea to exhume stank behavior here, another brought it up.Here's my final word on it.Where is the listed libel suit against the Westchester PD for this incident?Where is their apology?A real man would have taken the weight for an error, his or hers and moved on.I will attempt to take my own advice and take the high road.
THE 17 YEAR OLD GIRL TRIED TO KILL HERSELF AND HER FATHER SAVED HER.
u happy now?
@Peaceman @Tman @Statesman And while Waiting for Gadot, in that same litigious countryside there's a high road. Get a better gander and one will find a Lil' General with a dim lit star riding on a half-dead and fully beaten horse. The pundIT$ lash on the two mammals, one with shame and the other with no name. This is their second lap around from the Dream Team Snub. TAT=Truth Always Tells.
Harrison police Chief David Hall was forced to retire shortly after his Thomas remark. Hall seemed to violate peoples civil rights with abuse of power as you will read below:
Thursday, April 19, 2007 Court Report: Harrison Police Officers File Complaint In Federal Court Against Chief David Hall And Lt. Lawrence Marshall. Officers Allege Forgery, Theft, and Civil Rights Violations
Editor’s Note: The complaint reproduced, in part, below, filed two weeks ago in United States Federal District Court, White Plains, in charging Town of Harrison Police Chief David Hall and Lieutenant Lawrence Marshall, specifies both criminal offenses, and violation of the Civil Rights of the Plaintiff Police Officers, under color of law. The action is being brought in Federal Court because the Plaintiffs do not believe they can obtain justice in State Court.
Here is more about a Dirtball Racist Harrison Ex -Police Chief.. written perhaps by his Brother!
IN-BOX; It Was Only Copspeak Published: November 2, 2008
To the Sports Editor:
Re ''The Flameout of a Fiery Competitor,'' Oct. 26: Harvey Araton's column about Isiah Thomas implies that Police Chief David Hall of Harrison, N.Y., is a racist. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The context surrounding Hall's comments was clear. He is a police officer accustomed to describing people accurately, so in his world and verbiage, people are indeed black or white males or females, of a certain age, etc.
I've lived in Harrison for over 20 years and have admired Hall for most of that time. He and his staff can legitimately be said to be top-notch, excellently trained and above reproach. Jeffrey Wilson
West Harrison, N.Y.
TMAN .. Sounds like a very Credible upstanding guy to base your opinion on.
@Steady @Statesman No law was broken, no one was charged AND in the most litigious country in the world no libel suit was filed by the so-called defiled bball deity.Zeke has enough courtroom experience to geld that police chief if he actually sullied his rep.Still waiting.Money and power run this country and the NBA is just another business, but your own child deserves better from her dad.If the MSM defiled his daughter's rep he should have demanded a retraction from the Daily Squat and whoever else demeaned his child.Still waiting.
@Tman @Statesman TDT IT did not commit a crime so the Chief of Harrison mis-remembered his Nixonian metaphor TWT. What Steady sees is a case of pundits, critics and the MSM p!$$!ng on a player down on no legs. The Statesman brought IT to light. The Rocket was cleared to fly off but the court of public opinion began and ended their summary judgments when straight shooter Sheffield told the world that some of these heroes "you fans" glorify claim they have great workout regimens different than the next player. "What do you think they're just drinking Gatorade and Vitamin water?" Gotcha Sheff...the wives do PEDS while hubby sips on Vitamin Water.
On Happy Valley...some creepy technicality is creeping up clearing the way for skateboards into the clear blue sky. Time and Money clear wounds but these lives are forever scarred. Steady got a free ride from the $$$ these demons and enablers brought to the campus. Still not worth the pain and suffering. Polluter or PS will Pay.
"Early reports said emergency crews were called to treat a 47-year-old man, the same age as Thomas. Police sources later confirmed it was the NBA star."
This is a blatant LIE. There is a Federal Law called HIPPA. It protects an individual's health information from public disclosure. The fact that no crime was committed when Thomas allegedly took and overdose of sleeping pills protects Thomas and his family from such police reports. You will note police sources are not named. A HIPPA violation can result in a $250,000. fine and up to 5 years jail time. The truth is if no crime was committed.. Police are not at Liberty to disclose your name even if they brought you to the hospital for an asthma attack or even the flu. ERGO this false information was made up by the MSM....
@Peaceman @Tman @Statesman Steady sees same Script. Lil' General says you can bring all your super friends to Sesame Street off Biscayne Boulevard but I control the Lone Rogue Ref. (typed Lo and Bloguin automatically completed the word). For sheer entertainment value they will let this go to 7 so that you don't have a Bradley backlash effect. The MSM is preparing the eulogy for the King while they genuflect in awe of the new empire. Caveat is that WB has no love for KD and Durantula is a foundational player. Agreed.....a big JS but his J is pure and not short for Junk. The WB as villain is trite and racialist if not generationalist. Still and with that Blogged, WB and KD is a tough act to keep together. Coach of the year to SB for pulling that unit together DFish gets honorable mention too.
And if SB does pull it off the Spoof goes Sport and in comes Shaw. Just Bloguin. May be wrong but doubt IT.
This script is so fucking Obvious... the Thunder may take the next three Spur style..Little general HAS THE CARDS STACKED FOR THE SMALL MARKET..AND HOPES SEATTLE REGAINS A TEAM. EVEN THOUGH ..DURANT IS GONNA HURT LEBRON... TOTALLY EMBARRASSING HIS ASS THE NEXT THREE GAMES....TWT
@Statesman @Steady You notice that OKC is always playing catchup?Why?Yeah, it is a team game, but explain that to WB not me.He may yet be a Pg, he's barely one now.His great offensive game covers lots of mistakes, that and a very potent team offense.Personally I think OKC made a mistake not trading him straight up for Rondo early in the year.Of course there are other issues.StephanA is a windbag as are a few other ESPN observers.Magic and Barry have court cred and each of us has our own history in the game.I don't hate WB.I would have sleepless nights if I were coaching him.But you play the hand you're dealt.Still don't think Miami, still loving LeBron's game, has the consistent firepower to run with these guys.It will take a superhuman effort by the big three.You really think Battier, like him too, can produce at yesterday's level over 3-4 mo games.Miami needs help.WB might, I say might, supply it.Game on.Fun to watch tho.
@Peaceman Ha, ha, ha, have you considered a career in comedy?
@Tman I think we should have cut Landry..at least Rautins is a real shooting guard. Landry is a total Buffoon on both ends. Hope GSW are not reading this post!
@Peaceman Still got your Andy Rautins Tee?