The New York Knicks have not made the playoffs since Rasheed Wallace retired. Coincidence? I think not!
It warms my heart, then, that the coaching staff is bringing back one of Sheed's most glorious innovations: the championship belt!
The Knicks are playing the Rocky theme song at practice. An assistant coach is wearing a championship belt. I don't know what's happening.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) October 26, 2015
The Knix custom belt is legit though. Shiny and sparkly and gold.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) October 26, 2015
With Rocky theme playing in background, the Knicks unveiled a custom championship belt at practice. It will go to the winner of FT contest.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) October 26, 2015
No word yet on who won the belt, but Bondy did provide us with a few wonderful Andray Blatche anecdotes:
If I remember correctly, Andray Blatche once made a shooting championship belt out of leg wraps. He then wore it on his head.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) October 26, 2015
One time the Players Union gave out condoms during a meeting with Nets players and Andray Blatche left with a giant bag.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) October 26, 2015
I wouldn't want to see Blatche on the Knicks, but I do miss that crazy bastard.
In other news, Fisher remains cryptic as to the identity of the team's Opening Night starter at shooting guard with Arron Afflalo on the shelf with a hamstring injury:
Derek Fisher was so vague about who will start at shooting guard that I can only rule out Lou Admundson.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) October 26, 2015
Also, it looks like the knee problems which Kevin Seraphin some preseason playing time haven't quite gone away:
#Knicks say Arron Afflalo (hamstring), Kevin Seraphin (knee) and Lou Amundson (back) did not practice today.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 26, 2015
Get back on the court, you three slackers! If you don't practice, you can't win the belt!