So it was brought to my attention by an esteemed poster and toaster (bababooey2) that a entirely new Knick lexicon may be catching on here (to which I will take most, though not all credit for)... and it occurred to me (while I'm lacing up my Zips to head to the garden to watch us DESTROY jrue, iggy, thad, lou, elton and the rest) that I'd like our new language to be a collaborative effort.
I think it's all clear that Iman Shumpert is the greatest rookie to ever play the game of basketball (only slight hyperbole) and that more importantly, his name is extremely fun to say and modify (go ahead, stop typing and say out out loud... shump... now yell it... SHUMP!)
You see... it's brilliant. Actually, it's Shumptastic. As is this young mans game. Athletic... check. Good handle... check. Confident...double check. Jump shot... check. Defense... supercheck. Dishing... check. Basically, Shump has all the ingredients he needs to become the next ____________.
But what needs far more fine tuning than Shumps game (just play along) are the words we use to describe his aptitude for the game of basketball, and again more importantly, what he does to the faces of his opponents. So I'll start and allow you all to add to the the new Shumpsters Dictionary.
Shumped- What happens to dudes faces when Shump dunks on dudes tiny l'il heads... as in... "punk ass just got SHUMPED! (can be enhanced and modified as BUTTShumped if it's a particularly nasty in your face dunk).
Shumptacular- An adjective used to describe any and all of Shumps feats of ferociously acrobatic basketball wizardry).
Shumprageous- An adjective used at any time, which will occur often over the next 15 hall of fame years that Iman Shumpert is gracing the MSG halls, to convey sheer and utter astonishment regarding his ability to dominate the game of basketball.
And with that, I open up the forum and head over to the garden. Wish us well... and THIS... is what being a fan is all about.
Enjoy guys... and to the Sixer fans all non Knick fans... SHUMP OFF!