Friday, November 30, 2007

"We're All Embarrassed"

That's the money quote from Knicks Coach GM Architect Of Mass Destruction Isiah Thomas. Tonight on the much more entertaining than the game post-game show on TNT, Charles Barkley, in referring to the Knicks in their breathtaking 104-59 loss to the Celtics, started his analysis with, "The problem with the Washington Generals is..."

The late game in the doubleheader were the disappointing Nuggets sleeping their way through the second half against the suddenly rejuvenated Lakers, in what eventually wound up being a 25-point loss. As we came back from commercial, Chuck wasn't on the set, then came in halfway through the open, saying, "If I have to watch these games again, I want a raise. Hazard pay."

Once again, the Round Mound of Rebound speaks a lot of truth. The score at the end of three quarters tonight in Boston -- Celtics 82, Knicks 41. Here is how gutless the Knicks were: they shot 30% from the floor and missed 53 shots. Number of offensive rebounds: seven. Over half of this game was spent with the Celtics having a 20-point lead, the Knicks could not buy a bucket, and yet -- no offensive rebounds. Gut. Less.

To quote Bob Dylan, can *this* really be the end? TBS showed a clip of Isiah Thomas saying that he "did not know where this game came from." Um, Isiah? It came from you assembling a Frankenstein team that can't play defense, has no heart, and does not care about anything but their own numbers. It brewed together in an environment of paranoia, harrassment, and utter incompetence. And it was displayed on national television, for the world to see.

Knicks-Bucks tomorrow night. If I had to bet... I think they come out and beat the Bucks, because Isiah Thomas Can Not Be Killed, Can Not Be Stopped, And Can Not Be Fired.

But you've got to hand it to the man. By the time he's done, no one will remember that he once played basketball. They will only remember this. The Knicks are just that special.

1 comment:

Steven said...

Charles Barkley, in referring to the Knicks in their breathtaking 104-59 loss to the Celtics, started his analysis with, "The problem with the Washington Generals is..."

What do the Sonics have to do with this?