I think it's safe to say that Knicks fans came into the Olympics with two major fears.
1. A Knick would get injured.
2. In the heat of battle, one Knick would punch another Knick in the balls.
That being said, it's probably better that Pablo Prigioni sat out yesterday's USA - Argentina matchup. I've yet to see him play, and I have no idea if the guy is a junk-puncher, if he would have joined in yesterday's junk-punching shenanigans.
Those Argentine boys sure play rough, eh? I for one blame this whole incident on Bruce Bowen. Manu Ginobili is the dean of the Argentine team, and Manu studied under Bowen, the grandmaster of cock-shotting and sliding under the jump-shooter. I never much cared for Ginobili, but I have a lot of respect for his overall game, flopping aside. I could never stand Bowen, however. I suppose he was the quintessential "opponent you hate but secretly want on your team," but the simple fact of the matter was that he wasn't on my team, and I didn't find his game of cheap shots and hitting wide-open threes cuz he played with Tim Duncan aesthetically appealing. Pablo, I pray you haven't learned the dark art of junk-punching...and if you have, please leave that mess for the Olympics, where it belongs.
As for Melo...damn, he's not having the best of summers, is he? A large chunk of fans turned on him after Lin-gate, and now he gets nailed where the sun don't shine in front of the whole wide world. Hopefully he can get a little sympathy from hostile Knick fans. After all, who could stay mad at him after seeing this photo?
(That being said, if I lost 14 pounds and won an Olympic gold medal, I'd consider that a pretty damn successful summer.)