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Krazie
12-18-2006, 05:30 AM
This is an article from Yahoo! sports columnist Dan Wetzel.. OH MY GOD, this guy completely shit on the entire New York Knick franchise, I couldn't stop laughing at how hard this dude ripped everything about them. The thing is, he was completely on point! lol..

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Beyond the sucker punches and sorry stunts at Madison Square Garden on Saturday came the most pathetic part of all for the NBA – Isiah Thomas whining about run-up scores and poor sportsmanship, like the once proud New York Knicks (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/nyk/) are nothing but a lowly college mid-major in need of mercy.
Just when you thought Zeke couldn't embarrass this franchise any worse, just when you thought he couldn't let down this city any more, just when you thought building and coaching a dog team wasn't enough, there is this: a whiny coach making excuses for dirty fouls and poser players.
Oh, there were all sorts of people at fault when the Knicks and Denver Nuggets (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/teams/den/) decided Saturday night was all right for fighting, and David Stern will certainly hammer them the way he did Detroit and Indiana for their brawl in Auburn Hills. Carmelo Anthony (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/3706/) is going to sit his 31.6-point scoring average for a long time.
Isiah Thomas isn't the only one in the wrong here. But his postgame press conference performance was the most disappointing, if telling, of them all. He blamed Denver's perceived running up of the score, complete with a highlight reel dunk, as simply too much for his humble guys to handle.

"Up 19 with a minute and a half to go, (Carmelo Anthony) and (Marcus) Camby really shouldn't be in the game," Thomas said. "We had surrendered. (Those) guys shouldn't even be in the game at that point."
Thomas is correct about this much. The Nuggets were brutalizing the Knicks on their home court, 119-100 with 1:15 remaining, making a mockery of Thomas' salary rich club. And yes, stars Anthony and Camby were still in the game, maybe Denver coach George Karl wanted to hit up Thomas for firing Larry Brown, Karl's old University of North Carolina buddy.
Whether or not Thomas told Mardy Collins (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/4157/) to exact some revenge by tackling a breaking J.R. Smith (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/3835/) around the neck is something Stern will decide. But Thomas may not have had to say anything. The boorish play might simply be Collins responding to his coach's unspoken outrage at the injustice of once again having his team get its ass kicked.
It's certainly telling that Collins did nearly the same thing – a late flagrant foul – in Indiana's beat down of the Knicks on Friday. So that's back-to-back flagrant fouls in back-to-back blowout losses for New York.
But those are Isiah's Knicks. This is on him. If he had an ounce of self-respect, he'd realize there is only one person to blame for this disaster and it isn't George Karl for his substitution pattern.
Instead, he went with some sad, victim routine.
"They were having their way with us," Thomas said. "I think J.R. Smith had just made one dunk when he reversed and spun in the air. And I think Mardy didn't want our home crowd to see that again. So he fouled him."
Said Nate Robinson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/players/3947/): "It's like a slap in the face, saying we're going to embarrass you like that."
Boy, thank goodness the NBA has a coach and a player willing to stand up for sportsmanship like these two.
We know a respectful sort such as Robinson would never, ever show up an opponent by, say, bounce-passing a ball off the backboard to himself so he could dunk it. And we know if, say, such a thing happened on his watch, say Nov. 29 in Cleveland, Thomas would never, ever leave Robinson in the game like it was completely acceptable.
Of course not. Not these virtuous souls.
"If we're up 20 points, we're not going to play Stephon (Marbury) and Eddy (Curry)," Robinson said.
Of course not, because if the Knicks were up 20, Robinson would just honor his fallen opponent. Like when he botched that ESPY-campaign self-alley-oop and claimed humbly, "I won't be trying it again unless we're up by 20."
The good news is the Knicks aren't getting up 20 on anyone anytime soon.
If Robinson really wants this to end, if he wants the MSG boos silenced, then he should get his teammates to compete hard the first 46 minutes, not just foul hard in the final two.
If Thomas wants to stop people from running up the score on him, then he should have built a better club. He shouldn't have wasted all that money on illogical signings, outrageous trades and heartless characters.
No, Thomas and his guys weren't the only ones in the wrong Saturday. The Nuggets have their own issues. But when it was over, at least they weren't crying, at least they weren't punking.
It's all gone in New York now – the pride, the respect, the dignity. This isn't just a bad team; this is a bad act. A once proud franchise and fan base brought to its knees as its pathetic coach makes excuses and whines for mercy.

Dan Wetzel is Yahoo! Sports' national columnist. Send Dan a question or comment (http://add.yahoo.com/fast/help/us/sports/cgi_wetzel) for potential use in a future column or webcast.

SOURCE: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=dw-knicks121606&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Fonkey Monkey
12-18-2006, 06:00 AM
haha fantastic article, and funny as hell fight.
but carmelo threw a little bitch punch.

Shaaady Souljah
12-18-2006, 09:38 PM
Carmello is pathetic.

He threw that punch after circling around to get behind everyone so that he could run like a little girl as soon as he swung. Then he back peddled accross the entire floor to get away from a charging midget.

I say remove his chance at an All-Star appearance as a real punishment. That has been his real goal all year, besides winning. The long suspension is a good start, but really punish him good, I say.

Fonkey Monkey
12-19-2006, 04:41 AM
HA! 15 game suspension for Carmelo
1 game for being in the fight
14 games for being a pussy about it
:biglaugh

Legend
12-19-2006, 06:34 AM
i think its 15 for being a pussy and none for the fight cuz it was so funny to see him OPEN PALM A GUY IN THE FOREHEAD! come on he didnt even hit him good, i mean what the fuck is an open palm to the forehead? PUSSY-ASS!!!

Krazie
12-20-2006, 05:46 AM
i think its 15 for being a pussy and none for the fight cuz it was so funny to see him OPEN PALM A GUY IN THE FOREHEAD! come on he didnt even hit him good, i mean what the fuck is an open palm to the forehead? PUSSY-ASS!!!

He's just mad that he'll never be as good as Lebron, so now he's turning into Ron Artest, except he failed at that miserably also, cause Artest is a GANGSTA

The greatest punch in an NBA fight will always be Jermaine O'Neal in the brawl in Detroit with that running haymaker to the face that put him on the ground also.. GOOD GOD!

RadicalSniper99
12-20-2006, 04:24 PM
I don't know about the "punch," but Isiah Thomas getting off the hook without even a slap on the wrist pisses me off. You know he had something to do with it, but Stern hasn't done a thing to punish his role in this. I don't agree with the fighting aspect of the game, but there needs to be a fair punishment if Carmelo is getting 15 games while Isiah gets nothing.