I don't follow basketball at all, but all of this talk about "Linsanity" got me to watch the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter of the game (the only part of a BB game that really matters as far as I can see) while at the gym last night. Amazing finish! I think this guy is great for the team, NY, and the sport. Hopefully the excitement continues and the "stars" coming back don't throw off the momentum.
At least the panic over the "Fiscal Cliff" proved the "Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich" montra was a load of crap repeated by Liars and ignorant lemmings.
Scott, you hit the nail on the head. No need to watch a basketball game until the last 5 minutes when they "play for real." Before that it's a slam dunk show where nobody plays any defense.
Watch a game at the beginning of the 2nd quarter (if you don't fall asleep) and look at the intensity level on defense. It's laughable.
It was exciting to see the kid hit the shot at the end of the Raptor game, but watch it close. Look how far the defender was from him just before he took the shot. Then at the last second he tries to close the gap but in actuality, the shot was uncontested.
I believe the score was tied and Toronto called for a defense to pack it in down low so he could not drive to the basket and shoot or dish . They purposely left him open on the outside to thwart any inside move.
That said, the best sign was the 3 Asian guys that had a sign that said " Who says Chinese can't drive?"
Wonder ow many time outs they had to call in the last 30 seconds to figure out that genius plan
I always love that it takes 45 minutes to play the last 1 minute in a close basketball game. They get the whole team in a huddle to tell them what? OK guys, let's do the same thing we did the last 50 times. Pick and roll, give the ball to Kobe or LeBron and get out of his way.
It's as if these guys have no idea what they should do next. They need a plan for every move they make. Why not use some creativity? I mean they are professionals, right?
I was speaking to my friend at work today who is a huge Knick fan. He admitted that he hopes Carmelo stays out of the lineup for another 10 games. I thought that didn't sound right to wish your best player out of the lineup, but look at what they have done without him.
Then I thought to myself, that would be like me saying I hope Henrik Lundqvist gets hurt and does not play for the Rangers for 10-15 games. Now that is insanity talking!
I guess basketball and hockey are two different games. The level of intensity of the players for the entire game is not even close.