CP3 was having one of the best seasons of his career. Sucks for me.
This guy has massive potential
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Best of all, Giannis is so easy to root for. His blogs and interviews show he's a real humble young man who understands where he came from and the opportunity before him. He has the maturity of someone much older than him, but he still approaches the game with the pure joy of a young kid.
His size and skill set are so rare that I can only think of a few contemporary comparisons. Our very own Paul George on the high end and a Kawhi Leonard/Nic Batum at the very least. I don't think he's of the KD mold, despite the size and build comparisons. I think he'll be more of an all-around player than KD, as his stat lines already demonstrate, but it's hard to imagine him scoring at KD's rate, though you get the feeling he'll certainly work at it.
His brother is also an interesting player, currently playing in the D-League. He fills the stat sheet in a similar manner, like a mini Giannis. Both are great stories to root for. They're raw still, but instinctively, they both show a feel for the game that's hard to teach. Giannis combining that with size and more potential is what vaulted him into a lottery pick.
I wonder if the Knicks could be beginning to turn it around, now they've won 4 straight
It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.
Division Champions 1955, 1956, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Conference Champions 1955, 1956, 1988, 2005
NBA Champions 1989, 1990, 2004
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes. I had this very same thought myself not too long ago, then I remembered they are the Knicks
I really think the pieces they have just aren't a winning combo. You can only have so many bad attituded "stars" and they have at least 3. Maybe they make the playoffs cause the east and specifically their division is abysmal, but I don't think they will be above .500.
The Lost Season
I think we all knew that due to the pathetic putridity of the Eastern Conference, both New York area teams would make a run at some point. Neither one of them is in a position to tank because neither of them has their draft picks. They have enough talent that I'd be pretty shocked if both don't make the playoffs. That said, neither one of them concerns me in the least in a playoff series.
I'm not sure how to embed Vine videos, but this is pretty amazing.
I just saw the Austin Rivers shot where no foul was called. I'm disgusted. When is the NBA going to get competent referees? If I were Rivers, I probably would have gone Ron Artest on the officials. Mad props to Rivers for somehow keeping his cool
I miss Roy Hibbert
Dang you lambast the NFL officials and now you're moving onto the NBA's
In all seriousness, I think the NBA referees are very good. But they are human, so they are going to make mistakes. It happens. It's an incredibly difficult (and thankless) job.
I miss Roy Hibbert