It's been a while since my last fanpost, but I wanted to come back strong with some useful links to amuse you during the mid-summer ennui.
Everybody dance! Or jump. Or whatever.
Let's start with a new article in the NYT, written by none other than Oscar Robertson on his experiences with the 1960 Olympic team that included future Knick great Jerry Lucas. An awesome read in every respect, especially knowing who wrote it and learning how the Olympic selection process worked back then. Question: Is Jerry Lucas the greatest Knick Olympian? Ewing? What do you guys think?
A weird article about Amare's recent foray into Judaism, from The Bleacher Report. A highlight: "You know, a lot of people don't quite get what it's like to be a Jew. There were definitely none in Phoenix. I'm thankful there's more here in New York," Stoudemire said. "I've realized that Judaism isn't all eight days of presents, bagels and lox or that weird 'chhh' sound after every word. Nah, man. It's deep. You wouldn't know unless you spent a mini-vacation in the Holy Land."
D'Antoni talking about Anthony Randolph's role in his system. Not sure if this has been posted before, but it's a worthwhile read, and D'Antoni goes so far as to state that Randolph will probably play a Boris Diaw-like role for his new team. Makes sense, though I expect more highlight reel moments from Randolph than Diaw even dreamt about.
In this article from The American Spectator titled The Hall of Sports Transcendence, two Knicks legends receive a nod. A somewhat amusing read on the whole, check it out.
All right. Enough articles! Let's watch some shit:
Have you guys seen this Italian Youtube Series, "Diario del Gallo?" Based on the view counts, not many people have, but even if you can't understand Italian it's pretty humorous. Actually, make that ESPECIALLY if you don't understand Italian.
That's just the first of many. Check out the rest of it.
On this one, your boy Big C has done it again, making a reel called "Knicks Go Playground."
I don't know why this person thought it was humorous to have Ewing's top THIRTEEN plays, but there are some nice moments here:
Anthony Randolph: "Everybody's older than me, so..."