The trade deadline couldn't have come at a worse time for me. Investing 90% of my energy on the Olympic Hockey tournament I haven't had as much time to weigh in on all the of trades the Knicks made. I know I don't frequent Posting and Toasting as much as I should, but I originally was thinking about writing a Eulogy for Nate Robinson, but I really don't like him. Actually I hated Nate and never thought he should have been resigned this off season. Well I didn't get my way, but I am thrilled he is gone, so I've decided to write a thank you letter to Donnie Walsh. Enjoy!
I know you were brought in here to pretty much be a savior. That is a tough job to be. It seems only one man, Jesus, has satisfied a large amount (but certainly not everyone) in that department. Now I'm not saying you are Jesus, but the expectations have been there sometimes. But I digress. Basically this letter is designed to thank you for having the balls to trade
total abomination epic clusterfuck fan favorite Nate Robinson. The reason why I am thanking you is because you got a decent return (I mean who really though you'd fleece the Boston Celtics that much for a 1st rounder) for a player who really isn't that good. The reason I am thanking you is because its tough to defy the fans sometimes. In the curious case of Nate Robinson, Nate dazzled the NYC fans with his shortness, energy, and Nate Being Nate. The main problem was Nate Being Nate meant his basketball IQ drops from above average to that of a 7 year old Pee Wee player when the game is on the line. Fans, including myself at first, wanted Nate to succeed. We really did, but we wizened up when Larry Brown (yeah he coached the Knicks remember? Most of us hid those memories trust me) started benching him. Nate went plenty of games without seeing any action, but the fans attributed it to being a rookie. Later is the Isiah years approached (man this is a trip down dark years lane) Nate kept working towards cracking the starting lineup but never could. He'd cause the fans to forget his horrid defensive play, and inablility to pass the ball as a PG (something they kind of need to do) because of highlights. Those highlights included winning the dunk competition 3 times (which apparently means you are good at being a PG), blocking Yao Ming (which was awesome, but no reflection on Nates play), and randomly showing he could score 40 points (without PASSING THE BALL WHEN HE NEEDED TOO). Despite that, Mr. Walsh, you realized that you needed to make this team better. You traded a young, too raw, and still valuable (that beats me but hey the deal went through) Nate Robinson to the Celtics ending his time in New York. Love him, hate him, abhor him to death, thank you Donnie Walsh for getting this headcase out of New York.
With eternal Gratitude,