I hate Isiah

Newtown, CT

#2594 Apr 5, 2007
dump the breen wrote:
It's official mike Breen has succeeded in making his Knick game broadcasts almost unwatchable. He won't shut up. He rants on every negative, dismisses any positive and lectures incessantly like he's the only one watching the game and seeing the poor play. I still don't know why I need to when and how many times the Knicks were booed when he gives a game recap. Someone PLEASE tell him that some of us have seen a game before and don;t need him to expalin everything. I find myself yelling 'please shut up so I can watch the game' to the TV. After awhile I just hit the mute on the remote. Sometimes I wait for 'Knicks in 60'. Hopefully most of his endless comments are edited out. We don't need a 'homer' as an announcer, but we don't need a running count of when the crowd booed either. I hope TNT makes him an offer he can't refuse.
The truth hurts. Maybe he'll start talking about the positives when there are some. Dolan got rid of the best announcer in Knick history because he did not drink the Kool-Aid, hopefully the same does not happen to Breen. Be careful what you wish for because you just light get 82 games of Gus Johnson sucking up to Dolan.
I hate Isiah

Newtown, CT

#2595 Apr 5, 2007
venom wrote:
<quoted text>No. I don't follow college B-Ball. That's why I asked.
Well then I can tell you that Durant (Texas) and Brewer (Florida) both can shoot and either would be a perfect addition to the Knicks, but that will not happen know. Great job Isiah.
True Knick Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#2596 Apr 5, 2007
Turnovers and a lot of blown opportunities down the stretch did the Knicks in, in this one. Knicks also hurting on offense with a lack of perimeter shooters. Just too many guys on the floor together who can't take advantage of open looks from mid range and the perimeter. Which of course makes it easier to double and triple team Curry. On the flip side, it was a good defensive effort, overall. A great game for Marbury with 30 points on 10 for 23 shooting from the field, 4 for 9 from beyond the arc and 6 for 8 from the free throw line in 45 minutes. Marbury also had 6 assists, 7 rebounds and 3 turnovers. In his first start, Mardee Collins played 43 minutes and scored 9 points on 4 for 13 shooting from the field, 1 for 5 from beyond the arc, while never getting to the line. He also had 4 assists, 2 steals and 5 turnovers. A double double for Curry who played 40 minutes and scored 14 points on 3 for 7 shooting from the field and went 8 for 10 from the line, while grabbing 11 boards and committing 7 turnovers. Jeffries scored 8 points on 3 for 7 shooting from the field and 2 for 2 from the line, with 6 rebounds and 1 turnover in 37 minutes. Frye had only 6 points on 3 for 5 shooting from the field and didn't get to the line. He also had 4 rebounds and 3 turnovers in 19 minutes. Great game for Balkman off the bench, with a double double also. He had 17 points on 7 for 11 shooting from the field, 0 for 1 from beyond the arc and 3 for 4 from the line. Balkman also had 16 boards, 3 steals and 1 turnover. Robinson rounded out the 7 man rotation, scoring 6 points on 3 for 9 shooting from the field, 0 for 5 from beyond the arc, while never getting to the line. Robinson also had no assists, 3 rebounds and no turnovers in 25 minutes. Rose, Cato and James were DNPs, as was Lee who suited up and was available. Sixers by 2, 92-90.
Firehouse Dawg

Chicago, IL

#2597 Apr 5, 2007
I hate Isiah wrote:
<quoted text>Please stop, you are killing me.
Now more than ever, we must rally around Mr. Lil Nate Robinson. He has been there every time for us, we must now stand up for him. It is our moral duty. When clouds are gray, he brings the sun. When the winds are cold, he brings us a shawl. Support Lil Nate!
True Knick Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#2598 Apr 5, 2007
Knicks committed 20 turnovers as opposed to just 10 for the Sixers. Knicks continue to rebound well, with Lee out of the lineup and Balkman picking up a lot of the slack. They out rebounded the Sixers by a whopping 49 to 28. A vast improvement in the free throw shooting in this one, as the Knicks went 19 for 24 from the line compared to 18 for 28 for Philadelphia. Knicks defended the perimeter well for a change, as the Sixers were only 2 for 14 from beyond the arc, while the Knicks were 5 for 20. Korver attempted only 4 threes and made just 1. Good job on him. Assists continue to be off for the Knicks, as they haven't been doing as good a job of sharing, as earlier in the season. Only had 12 assists, compared to 20 for the Sixers.
True Knick Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#2599 Apr 5, 2007
Really encouraging to see both Balkman and Collins playing so well. Collins still committing turnovers which is expected, but will cut down on them as he continues to play more. Great to see him getting rewarded for his play with not just a start, but big minutes as well. And the more he plays, the more he looks like a keeper. Has not as yet shown the scoring ability of Robinson, but stay tuned. Did average 17 points ppg at Temple. Much more focused and into the offensive sets and sees the whole court much better than Robinson. And defends well, which Robinson doesn't. I just hope Isiah continues to give him the playing time, so he can get as much experience as possible the rest of the way. The icing on the cake is he makes Robinson expendible, and that in and of itself is something to be happy about. And I guess somewhere (in the ESPN studio, perhaps), Greg Anthony is scratching his head, trying to figure out how Balkman flew in under the radar, escaping his expertise and analyses. Which just goes to prove one thing. That he's no better an analyst, than he was as a player. Just like Lee, once Balkman develops an outside shot, he's got a great future in the NBA. One can only hope that the 2 of them, put in a lot of work this offseason towards accomplishing that goal. Will really give us a more well balanced attack on offense and take a lot of the pressure off of Curry. Same holds true for Jeffries, who also needs to work on his outside shooting.
DBB

Brooklyn, NY

#2600 Apr 5, 2007
Riz wrote:
Who is this guy Drew Brown Bundini? I love him, no homo, but what he wrote has inspired me, not that I needed it to stick around b/c I'm a Knick for life unless they re-hire Layden....DBB is seeing the glass half full and that's what I believe in my heart, I see a team that has potential with some tweaking & I do love the your nucleus we have...let's not forget Crawford who will be the veteran leader of the team one day...like say a Allan Houston.
And just think without the injuries to the core players we WOULD be in the play-offs, when we had the opportunity to take the 7th spot and run with it, we would've made that run. So I'll wait til next year and yes I'm taking DBB's word for it that we will be the 4th seed!
Thanks. Reading this stuff is like watching a Knick broadcat by Mike Breen. dismiss any positve. Dwell on the negative....and count ho many times the fans booed whether it was directed at the team or the refs. BTW Drew Brown Bundini was Muhammed Ali's trainer. the one that started the saying:'float like a butterfly sting like a bee ahhhh rumble young man rumble...'. Ali's one of my hero's ( I met him twice) I took the DBB name as a tribute. I always like the way Howard Cossell would misprounce it as Drew Bundini Brown. The Will smith Ali movie had DBB as an H addict that pawned Ali's belts. I don't know if that's true or not but I think that he died years ago of a H OD.
True Knick Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#2601 Apr 5, 2007
Still have no idea where Mike Breen's head is or why he was even chosen as the Knicks play by play guy in the first place. And really can't fathom how he got the play by play deal at ESPN, other than the fact thst he's pretty much consistent with the rest of the reatrds hanging out over there. But for a guy who does play by play for so many games during the course of a season, his seemingly lack of basic knowledge is baffling. He never seems able to accurately articulate what problems the Knicks are experiencing when we see the other team go on a run. It's always "the Knicks are playing poorly" or "just a total of lack of effort on the part of the Knicks", with him. And the other team is never given credit for what it is they're doing right to take control of the game. The cause is always simply identified as the Knicks playing poorly or not putting out the effort. And as we see (or hear) so often, Clyde or Kenny Smith have to step in and explain exactly what it is the other team has done or is doing, that has given them the upper hand against the Knicks, while Breen is still yelling in the mike, "yes, but the Knicks are still playing very poorly". Granted the Knicks do play poorly at times, but what team doesn't? All teams go through spells where nothing is working right for them, which is why coaches call timeouts. But I've never seen another announcer, so quick to jump on a team and literally label them as a "bunch of dogs", the way Breen does with the Knicks every time they hit a bad spell. In spite of all the injuries and all the youth this team has, you would think that their play by play guy would be familiar enough with their situation, to at least realize that this team is doing the best they possibly can under extreme conditions. The players didn't create the mess at MSG. They're just stuck with it and it's after effects. And while they're doing a good job of making the most of a bad situation and helping to improve it, maybe Breen needs to take a look at what brought this organization to where it is, and talk about that. That's if he's got balls enough.
True Knick Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#2602 Apr 5, 2007
Tito From Da BX wrote:
<quoted text>
if he was smart, he would have used "I hate Isiah" first.......but you know the rest. good weekend TNF.
That's why they say "if" is a bigger word than most people realize. "If" our starting 5 was Amare, KG, McGrady, Nash and Kobe. Get my drift? Hope you had a good weekend as well.
Albert

Chicago, IL

#2603 Apr 5, 2007
Ricky D wrote:
<quoted text>
I still say, how did this discussion to Garnett? The Knicks bought out both Rose & Mo, Right. So why wasn't Mo included? But as you say those were RUMORS. Nothing true about any of it, Right. If they wanted rookie why didn't they ask for Nate? You can't give Nate away. Frye broke his leg during the second half of the season. So LISTEN 'It wasn't Frye'.
Why would we want to give Nate away? He is arguably the best point guard in the history of the NBA. I'm ceratin we could trade him straight up for Yao or Shaq. But I would not recommend it. He is a far superior, all-around player! Lil Nate has been loyal to his fans. Now it is our time to be loyal to him. Support Lil Nate now. Write your congressman or something.
Firehouse Dawg

Chicago, IL

#2604 Apr 5, 2007
I hate Isiah wrote:
<quoted text>Please stop, you are killing me.
Lil Nate will part the proverbial red sea to reach the hoop and perform a slammer dunk.
True Knick Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#2605 Apr 5, 2007
Ricky D wrote:
<quoted text>
Go back and look at your comments to all the original post. You will find your comments at the bottom of each of the previous post I made on this page 123. Now talk about comprehension & stupidity.
I already did and explained that to you. You're just to dumb to understand that. And the last thing I need is the Village Idiot trying to explain the mechanics of a forum to me. Especially one that thinks the format is the same a chat room or Yahoo Messenger.
True Knick Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#2606 Apr 5, 2007
Steve wrote:
<quoted text>At best, Jim Jackson would be just a short term solution if Thomas is really trying to get to the playoffs. And there's no telling what kind of shape he's in after sitting at home all season. But it's a mute point anyway, because the reason they didn't sign him to a 10 day deal before was he didn't want to play for the Knicks. If the Knicks were making a serious run and had to have another hand on board, I think they'd be better served by signing up a younger player from the D league. But since they're not and have all the injuries, why not just leave things the way they are right now and let guys like Balkman and Collins get some minutes that will help excelerate their development? These are players that have a future on this team, so why not let them get the time, since we're not going anywhere anyway? And while we're at it, let's throw Morris out there too.
Steve, I didn't know that Jim Jackson wasn't interested in playing for the Knicks. From what I read, he was supposed be very much interested and they were discussing a 10 day contract. But like with everything else, I guess it depends on who you listen too. And although Isiah always talks about beating the bushes and finding players by unconventional means (as he did with Morris), the D League as well as Europe, seem to be 2 areas he's staying away from. Which is strange. We already know about Europe and I see so many good young players being called up from the D League right now, to get end of seasson looks. And of course a lot of teams, utilize it to get their young players playing time and instruction they normaly wouldn't get, sitting on the bench with the parent team. They're well scouted while they're there and their skills and improvement are well documented. Collins could have benefited from being sent down earlier in the year, instead of spending so much time on the bench. The same thing to a lesser degree, with Lee last year.
True Knick Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#2607 Apr 5, 2007
Steve C wrote:
<quoted text>Welcome to the NBA, where the better teams and the better, more experienced players normally get the calls, despite what the league says. And it doesn't hurt to have an owner who's a drama queen and constantly accusing the officials and the league of giving his team and players and unfair shake. Despite the fact they get more consideration than any other team in the league. And realistically I don't think they're going to wind up meeting the s******t team in the league, in the playoffs. But it would be nice to see the Suns or the Spurs kick their butts in the conference final.
A big possibility. While everone is talking about how focused the Mavs are and how they feel anything short of the Championship equals a failed season for them, the same applys to Phoenix. They feel the same way. They're just not talking about it as much. But after they kicked the Mavs' asses by 22 points last Sunday, maybe now Durk and his merry band will realize that nobody is giving up anything or listening to them when they talk about how and why they feel they're destined to take the whole thing, this year.
True Knick Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#2608 Apr 5, 2007
Joey wrote:
<quoted text>
As usual, you make many good points. The Knicks need to make changes to get the right combination of talent. Too many one dimensional players and players with the same roles. Crawford and Lil Nate are 2 potentially marketable players. For the right price, they could help provide the kind of two way talent we need to stabilize the roster. Because of Crawford's chemistry with Curry and Lil Nates flashes of brilliance, I would only deal if the return was a good one. The same could be said for Frye. His potential is very high though. Unless there was a great return, I'd give him another year.
As you said, Q is a big part of the answer. He is a very good defender, good rebounder, excellent outside, 3 point, threat when healthy. His health is a big question but if healthy, he could be the shooting guard we need. Add a good small forward to Curry, Marbury and a power forward combo of Frye/Lee and this team looks alot better. Add Balkman, Jeffries, Collins and James as defensive energy and we could have something. Need more offense off bench. Crawford, Lil Nate and Frye could bring that if not traded.
All good points and observations Joey. The 2 critical areas that I see having a big impact on this team next year and it's improvement will be player moves and the development of the young players, we have right now. I just hope that Isiah makes shooting a priority when he goes into the draft. I would at least hope that he realizes the last thing we need right now is another "defensive specialist", with no outside shot on offense. And hopefully guys like Balkman, Lee and Jeffries will work on their outside shooting. A mid range shot facing the basket wouldn't hurt Curry's game either. He's taken a few of them during games lately, but just needs a lot more work on it. And he as well as Robinson are both going to need a lot of work in training camp, to help improve their defensive skills, as well as working on his rebounding. And as the season winds down and we slip further out of the playoff picture, we should get to see Morris and at least get an idea of what he brings to the table and what he has to work on in the offseason.
True Knick Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#2609 Apr 5, 2007
Steve C wrote:
<quoted text>Well the only problem I have with it right now is the timing which you mentioned. If they knew it was going to be needed from the jump, why did they wait so long with Richardson missing so many games? Howard Beck brings up a good point in yesterday's Times. He states that teams are ususally very closed mouthed when it comes to serious injuries like this one. What it comes down to is the media types know they're not going to get the information until the team is ready to give it to them, so they just don't bother to pursue it. Not so much that they were giving Thomas a free ride. And I would assume that the Knicks checked before hand and were advised that this type of surgery has a high success rate, with very little if any after effect. Which Thomas must have obviously factored into his decision to make the trade.
Timing definately. But my point was with all the negativite issues (many of which were non issues)that the media was trying to engulf Isiah in, earlier in the year, this was a real issue that obviously had more substance to it than a lot of the non issues they were harping on ie, why isn't Lee starting?
True Knick Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#2610 Apr 5, 2007
Joey wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry!!! Nothing against LIl Nate but Balkman is a difference maker. His rebounding, inside game and fast break skills are quite good. His defensive skills are excellent. Did you see him drive Korver batty? The guy is a potential shutdown defender and he's still a rookie. If this hard working, blue collar sparkplug can develop a decent 10 to 15 foot jumper, watch out. Even without a shot, he's the most exciting player on the team and this from a big fan of Marbury and David Lee.
As far as Nate, let's look at what is happening. Nate is a sparkplug at times but his weak defense, the turnovers and his inabilty to run the offense or bring up the ball are telling. With Q, Crawford and Francis out, Lil Nate is still coming off the bench. Collins is ahead of him. Based on Collins play, he appears a much better defender, floor general and ballhandler.
Lil Nate is a good spark off the bench but the numbers game will be a problem. Next year, with a Francis buyout, the Knicks will have Marbury, Crawford, Perhaps Q, Collins and probably a #1 choice in the backcourt with Lil Nate. Just my opinion, but if those 5 are sharing time with Nate, he is the #4 option at best,#5 if Collins continues to outperform him. Given that, I think he may be more valuable in a trade than on the court. No offense to all the Lil Nate fans.
Cheers!!!!
On point as usual Joey. As I said earlier, Collins' emergence makes Robinson expendable. And hopefully when he does leave, he'll take his "many" friends from Chicago and Bellmore with him. The only problem may be his reputation as a guy "who thinks he knows everything", preceding him. Wasn't helped any by that scene during the OT in the Hornets game, when the camera caught him argiung with Isiah on the bench, after he had just screwed up. Especially considering the fact that the game was being broadcast on national TV (NBA Channel), also.
True Knick Fan

Brooklyn, NY

#2611 Apr 5, 2007
dump the breen wrote:
It's official mike Breen has succeeded in making his Knick game broadcasts almost unwatchable. He won't shut up. He rants on every negative, dismisses any positive and lectures incessantly like he's the only one watching the game and seeing the poor play. I still don't know why I need to when and how many times the Knicks were booed when he gives a game recap. Someone PLEASE tell him that some of us have seen a game before and don;t need him to expalin everything. I find myself yelling 'please shut up so I can watch the game' to the TV. After awhile I just hit the mute on the remote. Sometimes I wait for 'Knicks in 60'. Hopefully most of his endless comments are edited out. We don't need a 'homer' as an announcer, but we don't need a running count of when the crowd booed either. I hope TNT makes him an offer he can't refuse.
He's under contract to ESPN and ABC, and it's doubtful he would ever pass muster at TNT anyway. Other than the NBA Channel, it's probably the only network that requires their broacasters to have at least a basic knopwledge of the game. As well as the ability to present it as enjoyable entertainment, as opposed to a blow by format, comparable to that used by war correspondents in Iraque.
Kingfish

Bronx, NY

#2612 Apr 5, 2007
True Knick Fan wrote:
<quoted text>I already did and explained that to you. You're just to dumb to understand that. And the last thing I need is the Village Idiot trying to explain the mechanics of a forum to me. Especially one that thinks the format is the same a chat room or Yahoo Messenger.
In these trying times, we must huddle around our hero, Mr. Lil Nate Robinson. And support his efforts, with all of our might.

Since: Jan 07

Bronx, NY in Da House

#2613 Apr 5, 2007
Ricky D wrote:
<quoted text>
"We wouldn't draft Ogden"? Even with Curry the other kid you still draft Ogden. Golden State(San Francisco at the time) draft a kid Wilt and had Nate Thurmond. The Spurs drafted Robinson then drafted Duncan. Do you realize the trading power you would have if you had both.
I have got 2 commend you on that 1! hell of ajob. you are 100% correct. you always get the best player whether you need him or not. see I wish we got Marcus Williams. not as a sub for SM though. but to include him & Frye/Lee in a blockbuster. well done. I would take Ogden then trade him, 1st try trading Curry of course.

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