Saturday, February 04, 2006

A Middle Finger to Spike Lee (and All Other Knick Fans)

When I look at the New York Knickerbockers’ roster, the one thing that it is apparent is that they need more overpaid, defensively suspect, headcase swingmen. Once more into the breach, Isaiah Thomas, trading their one legitimate banger, Antonio Davis, (and his wife. In the last month New York City has rid itself of the two craziest wives in sports, Kendra Davis and the certifiable Anna Benson, wife of pitcher Kris Benson) for Jalen Rose.

Experts are, to put it mildly, skeptical:
If there's a player who is the antithesis of what Knicks coach Larry Brown is about, it's Jalen Rose. Brown likes his players mentally tough and defensive-minded; Rose is completely offensive-minded and bristles at the slightest suggestion that he might no longer be a star.
Now as nonsensical as the trade was in sheer basketball terms, it becomes absolutely mindboggling when salary-cap considerations come into play. The Knicks, who already suck, have the league’s highest payroll. And are crippled for the next several years by the ludicrous contracts of such majestic names with modest games as Q-Ball Richardson and Jerome “Hands of Steel” James. So naturally, they trade for Rose, who after receiving $15.7 mil. (!) this year, has an option for $16.9 million next year.

So I ask, are you trying to see how bad you can screw it up, Zeke, or do you really think J-Rose is the answer? Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to you are not good at your job, and should be dismissed forthwith.

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