As the annual tradition goes, Santa Schmeelk is coming to town and presenting the Knicks with some gifts to help them get through this usually joyous, but now painful time of year.
Putting the Knicks on national television on Dec. 25 is equal parts sadism and masochism. They’re off to the worst start in team history, which is saying a lot when you consider how bad they’ve been.
In the spirit of George Carlin’s “Things That P-ss Me Off,” mixed with the holiday cheer made famous by Jerry Stiller, I want to air my grievances about sports (in no particular order).
“Ultimately that has to be the player’s decision, in terms of what he feels like is best for him and his career. Also, what’s best for the team,” head coach Derek Fisher said.
Jimmy Butler scored a career-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 103-97 Thursday night in a game that was missing All-Stars Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony.
With a little more than five minutes remaining in the first quarter, Fisher took out all five of his starters as Dallas jumped out to a 26-11 lead.
Let’s hope grandma knows her basketball. Kiddos with Carmelo Anthony dolls on their wish lists could be in for a surprise, thanks to Walmart.
Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 and the New York Knicks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
“Come on, man,” the Knicks star responded Friday. “After all the work I did to get here and get back here, if I was to get up and want to leave now, that would just make me weak.”
This is going to be a time-consuming and painful process with the Knicks, and Carmelo Anthony is finally realizing that.
The guys discussed the notion of Melo taking his money and running – perhaps to Chicago – as the Knicks continue to spiral downwards in spectacular fashion.
Let me start by saying I’m sorry. And then let me tell you why this Knicks debacle is your doing.
Could it get any worse without the injured Carmelo Anthony? Well, yes.
December 15 is coming, and Jackson was wise to say he wouldn’t make a move for the sake of making a move. But make no mistake about it: Change is coming, whether it’s now or after the season.
Jackson still has plenty of time to turn this disaster around, but the ‘Bockers look to be in worse shape than ever — both on the court and off.