Weary, shorthanded Knicks fall to LeB...

Weary, shorthanded Knicks fall to LeBron's Cavs

There are 14 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 4, 2008, titled Weary, shorthanded Knicks fall to LeBron's Cavs. In it, Newsday reports that:

LeBron James said all the talk surrounding his decision coming in 2010 is not a distraction to him or the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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jys22

United States

#1 Dec 4, 2008
Meh, what can you do? D'Antoni's short rotation sure can take its toll on any injury-riddled team, and it'll be great to have Jared and Nate back if not to give some these guys rest. As the season moves along, I'm hoping for more progress (not yet on the lottery bandwagon)- whether it might be adding additional size to the roster, or ....Patrick Ewing Jr.! once Marbury is gone.

Since: Mar 07

United States

#2 Dec 4, 2008
As much as I dislike Marbury's game and personality, D'antni has totally bitten of his nose to spite his face. They should have been playing him from the beginning if only to showcase him for a trade. This whole situation was not handled correctly by the Knicks. At worst he could have helped and the team would be more competitive.
Galinari over Brooke Lopez? Walsh is no Rod Thorn.
Quantum Leap

Cambria Heights, NY

#3 Dec 4, 2008
Some great looking tats in the NBA eh? LOL.
george

United States

#4 Dec 4, 2008
Am i looking at a basketball player who is probably being paid $$$Millions or a circus freak? How can a non drugged up man scrawl graffitti all over himself and at the same time claim that he is living tissue? Our society is over! What's next? Gay Marriage?
Brouhaha

Commack, NY

#5 Dec 4, 2008
Yah, the tats are nasty. I throw up a little bit in my mouth everytime I see our very own Fat Eddy. I wish they'd make those long tights that the players started wearing a few years ago compulsory and force them to throw on long sleeved Under Armor shirts. Oh wait, they'll be like Steph and the tats will inch up their necks all the way to their empty skulls.

On a more serious note. Fellow Knicks fans...the Cavs are 15-3. They have Wally's expiring contract and a couple of other small/mid-level contracts such as Varejo's which they can use to go after a player like Michael Redd before the trade deadline. You're looking at a team that could win it all this year or next. Keep having the LbJ wet dream and watch him snooker you.
jerry

United States

#6 Dec 4, 2008
george wrote:
Am i looking at a basketball player who is probably being paid $$$Millions or a circus freak? How can a non drugged up man scrawl graffitti all over himself and at the same time claim that he is living tissue? Our society is over! What's next? Gay Marriage?
If we still all lived in the real world and not this parallel universe, a guy like that pictured would be cleaning the toilets at Penn Station and not earning $$Millions playing with a silly rubber ball. Talk about a Man-Child!
made up

New City, NY

#7 Dec 4, 2008
The facts:
-Highest Paid player: Did not touch the court one second the entire season
-removed two best players
-Team Record: 8-10

My Opinion:
-Seems like they are still digging their grave for the end of the season already.

Wonder why?
karen

United States

#8 Dec 4, 2008
jerry wrote:
<quoted text>If we still all lived in the real world and not this parallel universe, a guy like that pictured would be cleaning the toilets at Penn Station and not earning $$Millions playing with a silly rubber ball. Talk about a Man-Child!
You're right! We are living in a parallel universe when a graffitti riddled monkey earns $$Millions while following the bouncing ball!
Kanix

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Dec 4, 2008
Bring back Isiah!

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#10 Dec 4, 2008
made up wrote:
The facts:
-Highest Paid player: Did not touch the court one second the entire season
-removed two best players
-Team Record: 8-10
My Opinion:
-Seems like they are still digging their grave for the end of the season already.
Wonder why?
watch out,you will not be tolerated for bringing up facts. Q-rich played a key role in more losses last year thabn Marbury. Crawford and Q-Rich were consistently out scored and out played in the Small Forward and Shooting Guard positions. Of course when they were on the Knicks usually won, but they were only on 30% of the time (and thats what gets you 23 wins). Now Q-Rich talks like a team leader, then gets himselfthrown out in the 1st half when he know the team is shorthanded.

... and not a peep from his buddy the Great D'Anton...

they say that the system needs scorers to succeed, then you dump the top two to make room for two years from now. I would agree that the plan is to add 2 lottery picks before 2010. When do they admit that to season ticket holders?

Since: Jan 08

Oakdale, NY

#11 Dec 4, 2008
Quick memo too all you 'convenient memory' Knicks fans; We stank last year, remember? For krissakes just let them rebuild from scratch. Anyone , even his fans, dreaming of the day Steph wins a championship in NY....FORGET IT. NOT HAPPENING.
If you're a Starbury fan, not to worry, he'll be playing again soon enough, next year the latest. Hopefully this guy Walsh and D'Antoni can turn this around with THEIR PEOPLE. Just like Isiah brought in Curry and Stephon as HIS PEOPLE.
Get over it. No matter how much you like Marbury, there is no debating that his tenure here was a COMPLETE FAILURE. And I mean TOTAL.
And I wouldn't mind seeing Jimmy Jr. kicked to the curb either. I am not a one-way street.
Oh, and by the by....I know James is far from a given in 2010. But it's the only positive story the press has got right now. At years end, they'll draft towards the system, keep dumping salaries, over pay NO ONE (see David Lee), and maybe, just maybe, we can acquire some serious free agent talent along later. THAT is what's going on. It's CRYSTAL CLEAR that there is a plan in place.
We are going to have to accept what no GM around here has accepted in a long time until Walsh. Rebuilding will be painful. It really is that simple.
GeorgeWBuLLShiT

Silver Springs, FL

#12 Dec 4, 2008
Thank you Scott K from Paterson. Your last sentence hit the nail right on the head.
I posted numerous comments back in the summer about choosing a unproven teenager from Italy over Brook Lopez and got jumped on all over the forum.
You are 100% correct in your assessment of Rod Thorn.
He is a much better GM than Walsh.
GeorgeWBuLLShiT

Silver Springs, FL

#13 Dec 4, 2008
P.S. what the hell has happened to this web site. It has turned into a chaotic mess.Oh I forgot the Dolans now own it.
Lotterypick

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Dec 4, 2008
Agree with above posts re Thorn--building NBA finals teams from nothing, Kidd for Marbury, Jefferson for Eddie Griffin in draft, getting Lopez in draft, fleecing Dallas in the Kidd trade. He probably traded Jefferson just in time too. All with limited budget. Hope Walsh isn't just a former decent GM in semi-retirement.

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