I was going to make a long-winded apology and explanation for our hiatus, but none of that shit is really relevant. What does matter is that, 2010 finds our proud warriors at a crossroads. Gregg Popabitch and I have returned to help see you through what's sure to be a highly entertaining season. Granted, it won't be Isiah-era entertaining, but what could be more fascinating than watching Mr. Thompson work?
Oh, right. There's always Danilo Gallinari singing Beyonce's "Halo."Sing that shit, cockface!
The New York Knicks are playing with pride and passion, which is leaps and bounds more than any of us could have asked of the Isiah-era product. While guys are playing for their professional lives, there seems to be a camaraderie we haven't seen in years. There are also Mike D'Antoni's colorful non-explanations of questionable personnel decisions. But, that's another blog altogther.
I, like you, expected another season of inexplicable, star-crossed on-court dysfunction after the Knicks' 1-9 start. But, since the first 15 games or so, The Proud Ones have been better than mediocre. The Knicks own the third best record in the Eastern Conference since December 1, 2009. Mind you, that's like being the third best dunker in the WNBA. But, I'll take it.
[Blogger's Note: I can't wait for Nancy Lieberman to break the gender barrier for NBA coaching.]
Long story short, whether we're in for more "typical Knicks" or are on the cusp of evident progress in the form of true middling, TPF is back for more. We'll also have our hands full covering every other morsel of foolhardiness the NBA has to offer.
That reminds me. Didn't something else happen in the NBA this week?