(Hold on, I’m out of breath here. Whew! I did not show up in shape for training camp. Not even close to being in the best shape of my career.)
Anyhoo, the NBA schedule makers didn’t do the New York Knicks any favors as the seasons opens with games versus what we all assume will be the two top teams in the Eastern Conference. Later today (WOOOOOOO!!!!! Sorry, let’s continue), the Chicago Bulls will invade Madison Square Garden. Really, they’ve got scimitars and battering rams and everything. On Thursday, the Knicks will flee their burning, razed ex-castle keep for a quick jaunt to Quicken Loans Arena. Alas, not much shelter to be found there, just a band of murderous Visigoths like Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving and their returning King, LeBron James. Since it’s the first game for the new Big Three in front of the home crowd, you can be sure that the atmosphere will be somewhat akin to the Beatles playing the Ed Sullivan Show or possibly Thunderdome.
Fear not, True Believers! The Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring stopped by to chat about the 2014-2015 Knicks, how head coach Derek Fisher will do in year one and a position-by-position look at the roster. Knowledge is the best defense against tyranny! (Though it still can’t guard a pick and roll to save its life.) Enjoy!