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  • #91
    Originally posted by Forenci View Post
    Yeah. I like Amar'e a lot more than Bosh of a number of reasons. Maybe it's just because I love super athletic players like Amar'e, haha.

    It's so strange watching them be good now. They go up in games on the road and at home and I keep waiting for them blow it. I guess that's what happens when you grow up watching a pretty bad Knicks teams your entire life.
    I remember the 90s Knicks. I grew up with them. Growing up, I lived on basketball, I loved it so much, I'd play in the rain, play for hours after school, just shoot around for hours by myself, I'd walk to school while dribbling a basketball I just loved the game. And the 90s Knicks represented everything I loved about basketball.

    The toughness, the heart, the passion, aaaah memories. I just wish we could have won 1 for Pat </3

    That 99 Knick team, I'll never forget em. Next to the 2007 Giants, that is probably my favorite professional sports team of all time. I still love Sprewell.

    The 4 point play <3. Larry Johnson. Allan Houston's game winner vs the Heat. Sprewell fighting his ass off in game 5 of the finals matching Duncan toe for toe every drive to keep us in the game.

    How they fought for every rebound, how the entire area was shut down when the Knicks were on in the playoffs. The Garden. The atmosphere. The papers and all the articles. The rivalries.

    I just wish we could get Knick basketball to be like that again. There's nothing like Knick basketball. We've had championships with the Yankees, with the Giants, we've seen the Jets do well lately, we've seen the Mets do well back in 2001, but nothing, NOTHING, compares to when the Knicks are fighting for a title.

    Nothing.

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    • #92
      I can only imagine. I didn't start liking basketball (watching it, that is) until 6-7 years ago, so I've basically only seen bad Knicks teams. I've heard a lot of people say what you've said too; that Knicks basketball was pretty much took over the town, ala the mid-80's Mets team. It'd be strange for me to see, since the Knicks talk has pretty much been non-existent for the past decade.

      It's exciting though.
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      • #93
        Originally posted by Forenci View Post
        I can only imagine. I didn't start liking basketball (watching it, that is) until 6-7 years ago, so I've basically only seen bad Knicks teams. I've heard a lot of people say what you've said too; that Knicks basketball was pretty much took over the town, ala the mid-80's Mets team. It'd be strange for me to see, since the Knicks talk has pretty much been non-existent for the past decade.

        It's exciting though.
        You missed the best era of basketball. The Knicks/Bulls rivalry was legendary. I still hate Jordan. If I see Jordan on the streets, I'd still boo him. Everyone wants to love the guy now. **** him. **** Jordan.

        Ewing, Starks, Oakley, Anthony Mason, Derek Harper, later on with Houston, Sprewell, Camby, LJ, I just loved the Knicks.

        We were different kinds of Knick fans back then. If we ever get back to that point, you'll see how it was being a Knicks fan. That's why its such a shame to see what has happened to the Knicks the past decade.

        Id recommend you see the espn 30 for 30 on Reggie Miller vs the Knicks, or check this clip out.

        It kind of gives you a glimpse of what Knick basketball used to be.

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        • #94
          The Oak-man was one of my favorites.

          I cannot ******* wait for playoffs. A meaningful pro basketball game... omg.
          "I'm Ko Simpson!"

          - Ko Simpson

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          • #95
            Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
            Amare is really beasting it lately. I think he's finally found his groove with our team.

            I'm diggin it. We should be a playoff team this year. I'm excited.
            Noooo! That makes me a sad panda. Rockets have the rights to swap 1st round picks in next year's draft and its the same year you all decide to look good. Oh well. We are sucking this year so a lotto pick looks likely anyway.

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            • #96
              Ha, it was the 99 Knicks that actually sold me on Basketball. I grew up in Chicago and everyone loved Jordan and the Bulls, well being the angry foreign kid I wasn't going to have any of that ish, still root for the Cardinals whenever I'm around Cubs fans but that's just cause Baseball is beyond boring for me. I'm with you BBD, I loved the old Knicks that watched in the late 90's and I loved their toughness and team work on D. But that's also why I love Mike D's fit with Amare, Felts, Fields, Turiaf and Gallo. That's a tough group of guys who'll play hard and with great teamwork on both ends of the court.

              BK

              Originally posted by AcheTen
              JPP is a better and more productive player than Brandon Graham
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              Is Shaun Hill a top 10 QB? Definitely not. Is he a top 20 one? Almost certainly.
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              Most misleading 10+ sack season EVER.

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              • #97
                13-9....Haven't been this excited about the Knicks in a long time.

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                • #98
                  Big 2 weeks for this team. We'll know what this team is made of in the next 2 weeks.

                  I'm hoping we can keep pace and establish the 5 seed.

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                  • #99
                    It's still a real tough run for a young team coming together.
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                    • Melo is going to be a Knick. I can ******* taste it.

                      I can't wait. Trade Gallo, Fields and a 1st to get him. Hell, you can probably lowball them and offer Gallo and a 1st and they have no choice but to take it.

                      And this Knick team is good already. I can't wait. Amare Stoudemire is a ******* boss.

                      I think we need a backup PG though. After getting Melo, we won't have to play Stoudemire for so many minutes anymore, but we need a backup PG to spell Felton.

                      Felton and Amare are playing waaaay too many minutes right now.

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                      • I don't know why you'd trade some of the pieces that are really helping the team when you can just get Carmelo for nothing in the offseason. Realistically the Knicks aren't going to win the NBA Championship this year so it would be a waste to get rid of 2 young players that would be very good supporting players next year. If Carmelo is serious and he only wants to play for the Knicks then you're better off just waiting to sign him in the offseason.
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                        • Originally posted by Giantsfan1080 View Post
                          I don't know why you'd trade some of the pieces that are really helping the team when you can just get Carmelo for nothing in the offseason. Realistically the Knicks aren't going to win the NBA Championship this year so it would be a waste to get rid of 2 young players that would be very good supporting players next year. If Carmelo is serious and he only wants to play for the Knicks then you're better off just waiting to sign him in the offseason.
                          Here's my concern: the extension money.

                          Melo wants to be a Knick, but he also wants that extension money. Who's to say that he doesn't change his mind in the future and chooses the money over the Knicks? It's a valid concern. Especially since if he waits he could potentially lose out on a ton of money signing with the Knicks as a FA vs signing the extension then getting traded.

                          So if you think about it, it's a big gamble to not trade for him. I think ultimately, money talks, and at the end of the day he'll choose that money over playing for the Knicks.

                          In his mind, he feels he can have both if he forces his hand, but what if that strategy fails on him? What does he choose, the money or the Knicks? I'm inclined to believe that he chooses the money.

                          So I rather guarantee him on the Knicks by trading for him. Plus, the guys we'd trade are commodities that are replaceable. Gallo's contract is coming up in a year I believe and we won't resign him if we get Melo anyway.

                          And guys like Fields, they're great role players, but you can find role players elsewhere. You don't pass on an opportunity to get a stud for the sake of holding onto those 2 guys.

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                          • I'm not saying you pass up on him for those 2 but if you could wait then that would be the better way to do it. If Walsh really think Melo would take the money over signing with the Knicks then by all means you have to make the trade but if not then you wait. It's going to be a gamble either way. It's going to be super exciting to watch Melo/Amare though.
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                            • Yeah, as much as we suffered the past 10 years, hell the past 20 years...even before that...pretty much as long as Ive lived and remembered the Knicks, I say forget the gamble and just get him.

                              It's not worth waiting and potentially losing out on him for. Just get him. I think we can keep Fields and still get Melo bc the Nuggets are low on options right now.

                              This essentially would be a Gallo + 1st for Melo trade. Which would be a no brainer. We don't lose much to guarantee the guy in a Knick uniform. I say we make the trade to guarantee that it happens.

                              Obviously, like you said, if Donny knows for a fact that he'd sign with us anyway, then yeah sure, but if we don't know that, we need to make the trade to ensure that it happens.

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                              • What's the difference in money than Melo can receive from the extension or signing with a new team in FA?
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