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Sunday, October 21, 2018

50 Shades Of Knicks Memes

First in 1970s Style Scouting

First in 1970s Style Scouting

They just need to pick a great player, sign a great free agent, and sell the team.

They just need to pick a great player, sign a great free agent, and sell the team.

hai youre game is totes cray. #justsayin

hai youre game is totes cray. #justsayin

50 Shades Of Orange And Blue

50 Shades Of Orange And Blue

Like a hurt, lost and blinded fool, fool

Like a hurt, lost and blinded fool, fool

37 comments on “50 Shades Of Knicks Memes

  1. RicanKnick

    LOL!!! I don’t understand why I keep following this freaking team. Being a fan since 1989…I have two sons, one is 14 the other is 11 yrs old. My worst gift to them as a father has been teaching them to love this crappy franchise. I feel terrible….

  2. RicanKnick

    I fell in love with the game, when I fell in love with the NY Knicks. I was 14 yrs old and everybody in my school was a Chicago Bulls fan. My family is from NY, I lived in the Bronx the first 3 yrs of my life…so I root for the Yankees, the Giants…and for the Knicks. My favorite player was Patrick Ewing. I love the game and I love watching all the great players…but I bleed orange and blue.

  3. GoNyGoNYGo

    I bleed orange an blue too, but I can’t stand to watch this team. Even the kids (Hardaway, Cleanthony and Galloway) are playing horribly.

    It almost feels like watching a close friend or relative waste away slowly from cancer. I’ve watched about 2 minutes of ball this month and my hopes for the future have shriveled up. It literally makes me ill.

  4. d-mar

    They hating on Melo at the sloan. That’s some deep analysis.

    What do they have to say about Westbrook’s 12-38 last night?

  5. Brian Cronin

    I’m really kind of amazed at how well I’m taking the Knicks’ awfulness. I guess I just got used to it. I wasn’t always like that. I remember getting into a really big argument with my brother back in 2002-ish over whether the Knicks could compete if they managed to acquire Dikembe Mutombo (he later did play pretty well for them at an old age). I just cared way too much about the team.

    I remember the last day that a Knick loss really got to me. It was almost exactly eight years ago (tomorrow would be eight years). The shitty Isiah-led Knicks were 26-31 and were playing the even shittier Celtics. The Knicks, sadly enough, still had a very decent chance of making the playoffs (the #6 and 7 seeds ended up 41-41, and that was only with both teams going on hot streaks to end the season and the #8 seed was 40-42). The Knicks trailed by twenty or so points but then went on a furious comeback in the third quarter and then continued into the fourth quarter, taking the lead with four minutes left. Then the Celtics quickly answered and then followed two or so minutes of some of the most painful basketball I could remember. Both teams were missing shot after shot, so I couldn’t just give up on the game as the Knicks were very much still in it, so it was like being slowly tortured. The Celtics finally made some crazy clutch shots and then put the Knicks away with free throws at the end and the Knicks lost by 8. I was quite upset. But then I was like, “Why in the world are you letting this shitty team upset you this much?” And I haven’t since. Well, at least not the games themselves. Some of their personnel decisions, however…;)

  6. Brian Cronin

    On that note, though, thinking about next season has got me nostalgic for when I last sort of had hope for the team. There’s at least an outside shot at the Knicks pulling this offseason off and giving me some actual long term hope. I haven’t had long term hope since Donnie Walsh was signed. Even the 2012-13 team didn’t give me long term hope. I loved it as it was happening, but I knew their future looked bleak (I didn’t think it was this bleak, though).

  7. stratomatic

    What do they have to say about Westbrook’s 12-38 last night?

    Maybe, “That’s an ugly triple double”.

  8. stratomatic

    I’m really kind of amazed at how well I’m taking the Knicks’ awfulness.

    Same with me, but I know why in my case.

    When a team is nowhere near good enough to win it all, has no picks, and no cap flexibility, you start looking out several years because you want the “hope” of winning it all. You start thinking about the bad contracts coming off the books and when you will have a few picks. It’s a terrible feeling to have to look 4-5 years out before you see any light. That’s what made me such a whiny bitch in the early Melo years. They took me out of the light and put me back into the darkness. Let me warn you, the older you get, the more painful the darkness gets. You start to imagine that you may never see a serious contender again.

    We may suck right now. We may even still have an overpaid Melo. But we have loads of cap space and a potential #1 pick. I can envision us signing 2 high quality young players and getting a future elite player in the draft THIS SUMMER. We could easily go from being the worst team in the NBA to a decent playoff team with long term upside as soon as next year. To me, even though we are still in the darkness, we can at least see the light. That’s a joyous position to be in relative to darkness everywhere. Now we just have to “go towards the light”.

  9. ephus

    LOL!!! I don’t understand why I keep following this freaking team. Being a fan since 1989…I have two sons, one is 14 the other is 11 yrs old. My worst gift to them as a father has been teaching them to love this crappy franchise. I feel terrible….

    I see your 1989 and raise you 1977 (just in time for Clyde to be traded to Cleveland). I, too, often question my parenting decision to raise my daughter as a Knick fan. On the bright side, she did get to join me at MSG for Game 1 of the 2013 2nd round series against the Pacers, and she knew what she was looking at. On the downside, opening tip of that game was the highwater mark for the Knicks in this century.

  10. Brian Cronin

    On the bright side, she did get to join me at MSG for Game 1 of the 2013 2nd round series against the Pacers, and she knew what she was looking at. On the downside, opening tip of that game was the highwater mark for the Knicks in this century.

    Oh man, it is so sad that that is true.

  11. wetbandit

    Odds are most of those things will not happen :-(

    I HAVE HOPE! PJ may be good! DF may be good! Players may develop!

    Um, I give it ’til this summer to evaluate Jackson, and if he doesn’t do enough, I’m 30 and I can root for another team.

    Maybe.

  12. BigBlueAL

    Damn Brian, you gotta go that far back to a Knicks loss that got to you?? Game 6 vs the Pacers easily for me, especially after the run to end the 3rd and Copeland starting the 4th hitting a 3pter to give the Knicks the lead. Hell I think they were still up a point when Hibbert had his famous block on Melo with like 5 mins left in the game. I was devastated yet not pissed because despite the loss I felt proud in the effort the team put into that game. I hated the way that series went thanks to Woodson’s coaching but still I enjoyed that team and that season. Before that I guess it would be Game 5 vs the Raptors in 2001.

  13. johnno

    According to hoopshype.com, Jimmy Butler is interested in two teams this summer, and one of them is the Knicks. So, we’ve got that going for us…

  14. stratomatic

    According to hoopshype.com, Jimmy Butler is interested in two teams this summer, and one of them is the Knicks. So, we’ve got that going for us…

    One of the greatest certainties in basketball is that players (and apparently coaches) will USE the Knicks as leverage in negotiations with the team they really want to go to.

  15. ephus

    Even in Game 6, the Knicks were down 3-2. While they were winning (89-88) when Carmelo got blocked, it was not as good a position as they were in before Game 1. If they had won, it would have been back to MSG for Game 7. I would rather have it 0-0 with home court advantage in Game 1, then hope to hold on for the last 9 minutes of a game the Knicks led by 1 point to force a game 7.

  16. Brian Cronin

    Damn Brian, you gotta go that far back to a Knicks loss that got to you?? Game 6 vs the Pacers easily for me, especially after the run to end the 3rd and Copeland starting the 4th hitting a 3pter to give the Knicks the lead. Hell I think they were still up a point when Hibbert had his famous block on Melo with like 5 mins left in the game. I was devastated yet not pissed because despite the loss I felt proud in the effort the team put into that game. I hated the way that series went thanks to Woodson’s coaching but still I enjoyed that team and that season. Before that I guess it would be Game 5 vs the Raptors in 2001.

    My point was more that before that game, there were plenty of losses that made me similarly feel bad, but from that point on I decided not to let this team get to me, so I really haven’t since. I’m still disappointed when they lose in the playoffs, of course. They just don’t hurt as much as they once did.

  17. Brian Cronin

    According to hoopshype.com, Jimmy Butler is interested in two teams this summer, and one of them is the Knicks. So, we’ve got that going for us…

    If only he were unrestricted. That’d be so awesome.

  18. GoNyGoNYGo

    I’m so sorry I ruined a weekend for so many of you. But misery enjoys company.

    @15 I’ll see your 1977 and raise you a 1970….
    Oh, we won that year and three years later.

    The one thing I know is that on my deathbed, I saw a Knicks championship season (actually 2). I just can’t see us getting a 3rd before my demise.

    When’s the draft?

  19. DRed

    At points during our last good season I thought we had a championship caliber team. But by the end of the Boston series it was pretty apparent that we were banged up, the clock had run out on Jason Kidd, and Woodson couldn’t adjust on the fly. So losing to Indiana didn’t kill me. It sucked, but even if we’d eked out a win over them (which would have been great) Miami was going to run us. Or the Spurs would have. The Knicks have been bad for so long I don’t even remember the last loss we had that really bothered me. The last part of the Zeke years drove me nuts, but that was more a slow torture than any single moment. It may just be a side effect of getting old, but you’d probably have to go back to 1997 when we got swindled against the Heat.

  20. DRed

    Melonalysis from Sloan:

    D’Antoni is asked if Melo, as a ball-stopper, was his “worst nightmare.” MDA: “They’re doing great things with therapy. I’m good.”

    Battier on Melo: “He is not about reinvention. Last 2 years I guarded him, he did exactly what the scouting report said he would.

  21. Brian Cronin

    While the Lakers likely would have destroyed them (and the Pacers definitely were a lot better), the 2000 Eastern Conference Finals loss kind of hurt. Plus, the 2001 Eastern Conference was so pathetic that that team really had a shot at making the Finals, as well (where they would have been demolished by the Lakers), so that first round loss was tough. But yeah, their playoff losses since then have been pretty normal enough.

  22. Brian Cronin

    That 2001 team, by the way, probably the best coaching Van Gundy did on the Knicks. Turning that team into a dominant defensive team? With Glen Rice, Allan Houston and a 35-year-old Mark Jackson three-fifths of their biggest minute-getters?

  23. stratomatic

    The one thing I know is that on my deathbed, I saw a Knicks championship season (actually 2).

    I saw those 2 also.

    What made that so glorious was that we won it AND the entire city loved that team and the way it played.

  24. stratomatic

    D’Antoni is asked if Melo, as a ball-stopper, was his “worst nightmare.” MDA: “They’re doing great things with therapy. I’m good.”

    I’m praying he either gets another head coaching job or maybe even better yet, a studio job. Some players don’t seem to like him (others love him), but there’s no doubt he has a great sense of humor. He’d bring a lot to the table on TV if not as a coach.

  25. Brian Cronin

    D’Antoni is rocking Sloan with some good zingers. Another one was “Threes, lay ups and foul shots – if you can’t make them, get better players”

  26. Owen

    I miss Mr Pringle also. He made some shitty professional choices, sort of like the anti-Kerr, but he can coach and I actually enjoyed watching his post-games. Of course, I enjoyed watching Woodson’s post games also, for completely different reasons…

  27. DRed

    Alienating star players is a big part of what we do here. But do they have to pout and get me fired? You’ve got to look at that.

    -Mike Woodstoni

  28. hoolahoop

    I went to a lot of games their first championship year. As a kid, to hear the thundering ruckus chant of ‘DEE-FENSE’ (before any other team did it) sent chills up and down my entire body. Even thinking about it now, I get goose bumps.
    DEE-FENSE!!!

  29. johnno

    “One of the greatest certainties in basketball is that players (and apparently coaches) will USE the Knicks as leverage in negotiations with the team they really want to go to.”
    “Sources” have suggested that Reggie Jackson, Tobias Harris and Jimmy Butler are all interested in the Knicks. All restricted. Hmmm, maybe there is something to this whole “using the Knicks to up the price” thing.

  30. djphan

    i thought the first boston series with melo and a healthy amare was going to be great and game 1 didn’t disappoint… that hurt but it felt good to have a game that really mattered and there were supposed to be 6 more after that… then amare did the dumbest thing he could do and billups wound up giving his last gasp.. and that was that…

  31. d-mar

    all our starters are backups.

    I think that’s very generous, our starters might not even be on the roster of most other NBA teams.

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