I'm not going to go so far as to call this a "rule", but let's say I'm making a "request" for the extent of tomorrow. As you know, the Cleveland Cavaliers come to New York tomorrow. With them, they'll bring perhaps the world's best ballplayer and an absolute circle jerk of media excitement. If you ask me, all the hooplah is completely tasteless. I understand the 2010 plan and am fully invested in its potential rewards, but the fact that this summer's free agency has been a point of emphasis for almost a year now is really frustrating. For better or worse, the Knicks have to play this season's games as currently composed. Fawning over opposing players is, for the time being, quite lame. Strikes me as bad karma, too.
Now, I'm not the authority on all things Knicks, but I am the authority of this li'l Knicks blog. That said, I'm "requesting" that we all abstain from using the name of the man pictured above. Not his first name. Not his last name. Not his initials, nor his faux-regal nickname. I respect and admire the fellow, but object to the premature fellatio, know what I'm sayin?
So, just for tomorrow, let's not speak this man's name out of protest.
P.S. I should mention that this does not at all supplant the previous individual who must not be named. He's got that cross to bear for LIFE.