Carolina is 7-2, the Jints are 8-1, and the Rangers are atop the Eastern Conference (for those who give a shit the Jets are a legit 6-3) but perhaps the most impressive team right now, is the New York Knickerbockers.
Seriously though, only eight games in and they’ve already got 22% of the total wins they had last year. To me, the fact that they’ve actually managed to go this long without having a major breakdown is at least a testament to the fact that Isaiah Thomas is getting better at selecting the chicks he routinely sexually harasses. Maybe it’s just that the Oakland Raiders have recently usurped our post, ending the Knicks’ run as the most embarrassing sports franchise, but I feel good about this season.
Chris Duhon is (as much as it pains me to say it) playing relatively respectably (4.7 A/TO), Zach Randolph is at least moving, and if all goes well Stephon Marbury and Eddy Curry will soon be killed by some foreign virus Danilo Gallinari brought over with him. I’m pretty sure that’s why we got him anyway. Shit, we even dropped 132 points on Memphis today. Yea, I know it’s Memphis.
I’m not saying we’re gonna make the playoffs, or even be good, but surely this team is a fuck of a lot better than last year’s and could still prove to be watchable. A 500 record is attainable as long as David Lee gets some floor time and Wilson Chandler doesn’t remember who he actually is. Plus, the Knicks are a long term project and all we really have to do is play well enough and clear the cap space to lure LeBron in two years.
Yes it’s ridiculous that the possibility of a somewhat respectable season is actually exciting, but bearable New York basketball is something we haven’t seen in a while. Think about it, the last time we had a winning season, Jeff Van Gundy was the head coach, Bean hadn’t yet roofed that Kev U. mini banana, and Bush II had approval ratings hovering around the mid 80s. So believe it, this team is capable of mediocrity, but it’s not gonna come easily.
Who the fuck am I kidding, this team blows and no one watches NBA basketball.