Just wait until J.R. Smith T’s up Joey Crawford. It only a matter of when.
All the information you probably already knew about New York Knicks’ guard Jeremy Lin’s story as well as some info that you don’t all provided for you in one handy infographic. Or should I say, LINFOGRAPHIC?? You should click it to enlarge it.
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Welcome to New York, ‘Melo. One good thing about him coming to New York is the fact that fans will be able to get something to eat in the Garden again. Eddy Curry’s off to Minnesota. If Prince isn’t careful, he might find himself covered in BBQ sauce and sitting in Curry’s belly like Jonah. You hungry muthafucka!
Anthony may be the half-savior of New York but he should still be initiated and hazed like anyone else joining a new team. Chelsea makes all new players and staff sing in front of the team. Maybe he can perform Q-Tip’s Knicks anthem:
Nah that’s way too easy. If Anthony’s not going to reenact the “Stop Snitching” video, he should be forced to remake this with Keenan Cahill, Isiah Thomas and James Dolan:
Making Anthony front JD and the Straight Shot would be cruel and unusual punishment. I would have mentioned Spike Lee but I saw him on stage at the Prince show in December. No one needs to see him dance again.
By the way, how did Mikhail Prokhorov not fly Anthony to the Alps to party with a bunch of Albanian girls fresh out of a shipping container and Jay-Z? That’s some straight oligarch fail. Roman Abramovich would have been all over it.
H/T to Complex Magazine.
The hot rumor out there today is that Chris Paul has demanded to be traded…to one of three teams of his choosing. According to the CBS Sports,
Paul’s list of preferred destinations consists of the Knicks, Magic and Lakers, and members of his inner circle already have sent word to the Hornets of his desire to be traded to one of those teams, sources say. If Paul has his way, he’s played his last game in a Hornets jersey.
So you see what he’s done there? No? Well lets look at the three teams he’s chosen and then I’ll tell you where I think he really wants to go.
The Lakers have Kobe and Gasol, the Magic have Dwight Howard and the Knicks have Amare Stoudemire to go with Mike D’Antoni’s run and gun offense where Paul would fit in perfectly. The Lakers and the Magic probably can’t afford to pull this trade off, not enough cap room and not enough players to trade away.
The Knicks, who cleared away a ton of salary in an attempt to get Lebron James or Dwayne Wade to go with Stoudemire haven’t killed their cap even with the Amare signing. They have the cap space, they have trade pieces, they have a big time city, a big time arena in Madison Square Garden, a big time media market and most of all…he’d be the star.
Stoudemire would pick up right where he left off with Steve Nash if Chris Paul was leading the offense and getting him the ball. In turn, making Stoudemire look good will only make Paul look better. He won’t be the second fiddle or a star in a small market. He will be the number one basketball player in New York City and he’ll probably turn the team into a winner immediately making him the savior of New York basketball.
If I were a betting man, and I am, I am putting my money on the New York Knicks being the place Paul really wants to go. If Paul puts up enough of a hissy fit, it actually might happen.
Everyone knows mediocrity runs through the Knicks organization like the Germans through Belgium. Mike D’Antoni must be wishing he had the chance to make a “Decision” and get away from Jim Dolan. Too bad he didn’t realize that Curry is the basketball equivalent of Albert Haynesworth.
Curry was a no show for the Knicks summer league team and D’Antoni is already being pressured to answer questions about his status for the regular season.
Coach Mike D’Antoni put a positive spin on the Curry’s absence, but gave a very clear warning: He had better be ready in late September, or his time in Milan and Paris (where the Knicks will play preseason games at the start of October) will be as a tourist — not a basketball player.
“I’d be stupid if not being here would sway it,” D’Antoni told The Post. “But he’s got to be ready when training camp opens. He’s got to be ready.”
D’Antoni should know better than to bring Curry to Italy and France. Pasta and heavy cream will definitely get him in shape if slacking off this summer doesn’t do it.