I got so sick of watching the Knicks play lately that I finally had to create a fanpost. The night that Denver played after us just killed me inside.
Here is one thing that I simply cannot stand:
Amare's Defense. Seriously Amare? A couple nights ago he went from 1 foul to 5 fouls within 2 minutes. Lazy Defense. If you're just going to slap someone you might as well jump and go for the ball. I have been an NBA fan for years and watching Amare v. Howard was such a letdown. If anybody can recall the Lakers vs Kings season and playoff series of the early 2000s you'd understand my feelings. In those games Chris Webber, a stud offensive big man much like Amare, would take it upon himself to gaurd Shaq because he wanted to shut him down. He worked his ass off against Shaq and even though he was a PF gaurding a C it didn't matter because he had the heart to do so. Amare didn't even shut down Brandon Bass that night. He let Kwame Brown and Boris Diaw dominate the paint all night. I hate hearing "i was actually tired at the end of the first quarter" are you serious? What a disgusting excuse. Seriously go ahead and have an offnight offensively but you better at least give effort defensively and he doesnt. He is the on-court leader of this Knicks team and when they see him not giving a slightest effort on defense the rest of the team follows suit. Best example is the Celtics. KG plays hard defense on every possession and now Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, not known for defense, have followed their leader and play hard on defense all the time. Same with Derrick Rose and Noah, they energize their teammates to work harder. None of our stars play defense.
Thanks for letting me vent. I don't like Coach Mike but it isn't his fault he has no defensive leaders. It might be his fault for not emphasizing it more but he isn't the one out there giving up freebies.