Unless Wade and James both play to a star’s level, and they find some help from the supporting cast, I think the Spurs win a hotly contested seven-games series. Spurs in seven.
If I were Anthony, I wouldn’t opt in either. That is legitimate life-changing generational money that simply cannot be put at risk.
Phil Jackson is either in over his head or in complete control as general manager of the Knicks. Which is it? Knowing the man, most likely the latter.
The reason the Knicks have been one of the least successful franchises in the NBA over the past 13 years is because they have ignored defense. That needs to stop immediately.
Even with Serge Ibaka on the floor, the Thunder would be hard-pressed to beat a well-oiled machine like San Antonio.
It’s not going to happen, no matter how much Phil Jackson might try. Unless he actually has Zen powers of hypnotism, and even then it’s a long shot.
If Phil Jackson interviewed him, perhaps Mark Jackson would promise to make changes. If he did, maybe it could work. But for the Knicks, that’s a bet they cannot afford to make.
What, you thought this was going to be easy? C’mon, it’s the Knicks!
As the Steve Kerr negotiations dragged on longer and longer, it became more and more clear that something wasn’t right. It was truly an “I’ve got a bad feeling about this” situation.
On Tuesday night we saw why replay in the NBA doesn’t always work the way it is designed.
Kerr will coach the Knicks next year for more than he should have been paid, and no one will care as long as he wins games.
Jackson needs to get his man. Whatever his Plan B is doesn’t matter. The Plan A needs to work. That’s why Jackson is getting $10 million a season to run the Knicks.
I don’t believe in Deron Williams, but the Nets will still manage two wins. Heat in six. As for the rest of the matchups…
Jackson might not be the man on the sideline, but it is his voice that the players are going to be hearing through the mouth of Kerr.
Getting banned for life and fined was always the inevitable result of Donald Sterling’s racist diatribe, but it was the way NBA Commissioner Adam Silver did it that really needs to be applauded.