(artwork courtesy of some kid in Japan, presumably done during better times)
They could have saved forty mill by dropping Houston (though not necessarily helped their cap situation). Instead, they let go of one of the few players on their roster with the slightest bit of heart, grit, or hustle, and opt to save twenty million less. I don't usually think in these terms when it comes to sports, but think what that money could do for a squalid patch of refugees in some far-flung corner of the world? Dolan may think he owes Houston some good will, but don't the truly unfortunate of this world deserve his largesse more than a washed-up anti-Semite?
shoefly proposed earlier this summer that, after twenty-plus years of obsessive Knick fandom, he's earned the right to walk away at this point if he so wishes. He's more than held up his end of the deal, through thick and thin; the Knicks, never more so than today, are simply not deserving of your love anymore.
Larry Brown or no Larry Brown, this is not a real NBA franchise. They've fallen below the Clippers or the Baby Blazers in terms of credibility and organizational acumen, and at least the Hawks have a viable roster and some players we're interested in watching. I've got a soft spot for Jamal Crawford, but he belongs with Darius Miles on the All-Profligate team. And Marbury long ago set the template for "game like what, but secretly not all that interesting" that I've been fruitlessly trying to foist upon Wade since I burned out on him in the playoffs.
This Nate Robinson era had better be good. I'm praying and praying that's the parallels between
are merely incidental.
P.S. Man, I'm really feeling that Jefferson/Marion Nike commercial. Nothing fancy, just good natured jawing and some reasonably unvarnished close angle action from two of the Association's two most affable, entertaining, and low-profile All-Stars. Instead of superhumanity, it's on some "that's how they do it" shit that's a breath of fresh air, especially when you're dealing with freakish players that it would be easy to fetishize.