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The Inevitability of Chris Smith

nep·o·tism

noun \ˈne-pə-ˌti-zəm\

Favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives, as in business.

If you’re reading this, chances are, like me, you’re the type of Knickerbocker fan that deconstructs, debates and obsesses over each and every personnel move that the franchise makes. Call me overzealous, call me fanatic, just don’t ever say that my proclivities are unjustified. You see, I very, very badly want to see the New York Knicks win a championship.

Now, attempting to draw a straight line from the fifteenth man on the roster to an NBA Championship is a daunting proposition, to say the least. But farfetched as it may be to argue that the suspicious retention of a training camp invitee will have any bearing on the likelihood that the Knicks are playing basketball in June, sometimes roster moves are not at all what they seem.

Let me back up for a moment. In the interest of full disclosure, I will readily admit that J.R. Smith is my favorite current Knick. Sure, Iman Shumpert and Metta World Peace are sure to tickle my fancy from time to time during the upcoming season, but Smith has an extremely long leash with me. (If you’re unsure how anyone can root for the mercurial, but talented guard, @netw3rk summed things up quite nicely for Grantland last week.) And I should probably also mention that I work for a talent agency that is a direct competitor of the oft-lambasted Creative Artists Agency, and as such, I have had the opportunity to spend time with J.R. and his younger, less talented brother, and both of whom are extremely affable, pleasant human beings. (Mysteriously, on more than one of those aforementioned occasions, J.R. has strongly smelled of citrus fruits for reasons that I still don’t quite understand.)

To wit, I certainly hold no ill will towards Chris, and frankly, this post has very little to do with him personally. It’s just that the act of awarding the far less accomplished Smith a roster spot so perfectly encapsulates what I find most frustrating being a diehard New York fan.

Simply put, the Knicks are the most bizarrely run organization in the NBA, if not all of professional sports. (Heck, at least the Clippers hired Doc Rivers.) By my unofficial count, over the last 15 years, New York has unequivocally led the league in “what the fuck?” moments. And not WTF as in, “I didn’t see that coming” or “I can’t believe our team’s management is so shrewd!,” either. I’m talking, “WTF, Man?! This move makes very little, if any, basketball sense. Not now. Not ever.”

Having industry experience, I can state with absolute certainly that CAA is as corporate and cutthroat as it gets — it is no coincidence that they specialize in the kind of big-business-gets-things-done-via-backroom-deals that we’ve come to expect coming from the brain trust at 1 Penn Plaza. Of course, no one would begrudge the Knicks — first and foremost,  a billion dollar enterprise — from taking business considerations into every decision that gets made, personnel or otherwise. And it is undeniable that basketball — from the AAU circuit to the professional level — remains a place where granting favors and scratching backs is the way of the world. But at the Garden, the repeated ignorance of the team’s marginal leverage (see, e.g., the Carmelo Anthony and Andrea Bargnani trades), seemingly based on nothing more than the incomprehensible whims of ownership, remains damaging and disheartening. And who is at the center of it all, at least in recent memory? CAA is.

On the basketball side, I will not belabor the point that Chris Smith is not an NBA caliber player, let alone someone who should rightfully occupy a roster spot on a team that purports to have championship aspirations. Even if he was talented enough, Smith just does not fill a positional need with these Knicks, especially given their very real frontcourt injury concerns. No one thinks that Ike Diogu, Jeremy Tyler or even Cole Aldrich at world beaters, but why not hedge your bets and carry some insurance? Or, at a minimum, give yourself some flexibility and carry 14 players on the off-chance that someone useful gets cut by another team? Any rational person making basketball decisions would agree, of this there is little doubt. Unfortunately, rational isn’t the word most closely associated with the Knicks’ front office.

To be clear, Smith isn’t the real issue here; he’s but a pawn in the endless chess game which James Dolan just can’t seem to quit. Here, New York felt compelled to cater to J.R. Smith’s contractual and under-the-table demands instead of letting him walk. Who else was giving J.R. — coming off knee surgery, a playoff suspension and five-game regular season for smoking pot — to the deal that he ultimately signed with the Knicks? Anyone? Bueller? Well, as far as CAA was concerned, their client was going to get his and they knew just whose strings to pull to make it happen.

And we’ve seen this game play out on many previous occasions, too. Like when the Knicks inexplicably and needlessly include draft picks in deals where they already possess all the leverage. Don’t think the rest of the league knows how the Garden operates? Think again. You can’t consistently and hopelessly mortgage your future without your peers noticing. And once there is blood in the water, it is very hard, if not impossible, to mask the odor.

So if Chris Smith gets some garbage time burn this season before he is inevitably cut at some point, I will root for him. (I may even laugh at him, too.) Just don’t expect me to believe that the Knicks spent one one-hundredth of the time analyzing Smith’s on-court merits as I did, because it’s painfully obvious that the Knicks care most about (foolishly) placating the means to justify the unlikeliest of ends.

  • Boberto

    Chris Smith is still better than Tysoft and Andrea Bumnani

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      nah lol

  • Knicks_11ThePoet

    The Chris Smith addition reminds me of Joe Pesci

    from Lethal weapon

  • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

    Damn right it was nepotism

  • samuelgbby18

    Chris smith doesn’t belong in the league. I like diogigu and Tyler

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      No body gives a fuck about the opinions formed by your underdevloped mind.

      • samuelgbby18

        Lol yet I’m smarter than you what does that say about you

        • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

          Haha, you think you’re smarter than me? You sound like a tool.

  • samuelgbby18

    I see that Dylan’s expects to win a ship everyone knows the Knicks ain’t built for it. This is just a excuse to fire mike Woodson when the season over

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      Shut the fuck up.

      • samuelgbby18

        Your just a jealous little bitch

        • KnicksTape

          he’s jealous cause he isn’t 400 pounds like you?

          • samuelgbby18

            Lmao what the hell are you talking about I’m 6’2 and change and weight 215

          • samuelgbby18

            Stop confusing me with your girl

          • KnicksTape

            DJ exposed you can’t hide

          • samuelgbby18

            No he didn’t I’m not worried about dj
            If dj were correct the marines wouldn’t want me now would they and since I have a degree unlike u or dj ill be a officer but keep talking out ya ass

    • KnicksTape

      ni99a you be looking like cedrick the entertainer. you shouldn’t say shit

      • samuelgbby18

        Lol sure I do

        • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

          you’re not clever, faggot.

  • KnicksTape

    no wonder it’s dead. this chris smith article made everyone leave.

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      should be full in a couple of hours

      • KnicksTape

        ya its finally here man long 5 months….

        • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

          I hope we can stay at the top of the East

          • KnicksTape

            everyone was dickriding the bulls look how they played yesterday. we can be top 3 in east…. just can’t lose games we suppose to win like today.

          • samuelgbby18

            The bulls are overrated but still better than the Knicks the nets are 2nd seed

          • KnicksTape

            shouldn’t you be worried about your AARP nets. garnett and pierce could collapse at any point now

  • theflyeststar

    heyyyy yo aight (dougie fresh voice)

  • KnicksTape

    lmao samuelgay butthurt downvoting….weak nets trolls

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      His buttbuddy isn’t here to protect him.

      • KnicksTape

        lmao dannys currently in special ed classes.

        • samuelgbby18

          Lol u guys are so angry and jealous just goes to show who’s the little brother

          • KnicksTape

            bum you’re in knickswall commenting it’s not the other way around. you just killed your line.

          • BxNY4LIFE

            let’s start to ignore the fool

          • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

            Angry and jealous of what? You’re incoherent, make some sense. The Nets have proved nothing, stop thinking so highly of a team just because the media says to. THINK FOR YOURSELF, I know it’s hard with your stupid brain, but it’s possible.

          • samuelgbby18

            Lmao I’ve seen enough from the preseason and knowing exactly what kinda players we have that I can say without hesitation the nets will bring Brooklyn a championship

          • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

            Are you stupid? You just proved your intelligence, you’re predicting a championship because of preseason performance? Kill yourself.

    • samuelgbby18

      The Knicks might lose tonight so I’m quite happy

  • BxNY4LIFE

    don’t these guys have a Nets page or blog to go to … lmaO_o

    • samuelgbby18

      We definitely do but I like to interact with with Knicks fans especially when I’m bored in the office

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        Office job…lmao

      • Knickels n Dimes

        wat office? ni99a please

        • samuelgbby18

          It’s funny your name is exactly what I dropped into your guitar case this morning at broadway Nassau stop this morning

      • KnicksTape

        you’re the janitor taking a break cleaning the office toilet.

        • samuelgbby18

          Lol that’s cute like I said jealosuy

  • samuelgbby18

    I have a feeling the Knicks will lose tonight and the nets will smash the cavs

    • Long.Live.A$AP

      lmao dont under estimate the cavs they a good team

  • BxNY4LIFE

    Anyway…what’s up with Felton?

    • Long.Live.A$AP

      that happened like a week ago

      • BxNY4LIFE

        I know…I thought that it would be ok by now

  • BxNY4LIFE
  • NYC IS THE BEST

    Kyrie is gonna eat today. nets lose

    • KnicksTape

      haaaaaaaaaaaan

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    Samuel think the cavs are the bobcats

    • samuelgbby18

      Actually I respect the cabs but the nets have to much firepower

  • KnicksTape

    who says smash unless they fucking? lmao

    • Long.Live.A$AP

      ni99as like sameul

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      word lmaooooooo

    • Knickels n Dimes

      word

    • samuelgbby18

      Lol does it matter

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    Damn Red sox can clinch today fuck I’m never going to hear the end of it from red sox fans

    • KnicksTape

      noooo ni99a nooo

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      Lets go Cards

    • BxNY4LIFE

      Knicks open tonight and we’re here talking Red Sox…lmaO_o

      • Long.Live.A$AP

        cause its the red sox

  • KnicksTape

    yankees better do work this offseason no more jew business

    • Long.Live.A$AP

      word we have to win the offseason

  • danny55885588

    wadd up fools ?

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      Sammy invited his buttbuddy

      • KnicksTape

        reinforcements

      • danny55885588

        you still giving blow job to your gay mate knickstape…….lol

    • Long.Live.A$AP

      just in time

    • samuelgbby18

      What’s up bro the nets championship season starts tonight at 7

      • danny55885588

        we about to show this punks how we can take over this city. lol

        • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

          danny, go back to your special ed class

          • danny55885588

            I sense jealousness in you but please finish your sentence in period.

  • KnicksTape

    the couple danny+sammy

    • samuelgbby18

      Lmao why so many gay joies

      • KnicksTape

        yall always together it’s ok don’t hide it

  • samuelgbby18

    Ya biggest offseason acquisition bargnani is coming off the bench lmao

    • KnicksTape

      and you acquired 2 senior citizens from retirement.

      • samuelgbby18

        The nets acquired kg pp terry Anderson and ak47

        • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

          so three washed out hasbeens, one decent player and a scrub (Anderson)

    • danny55885588

      and they gave away two second round pick and one first round pick.. lol

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        late, worthless picks

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    I expect the knicks to win the championship
    -Dolan

    • samuelgbby18

      They gonna fire Woodson when they lose in the first rd

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        J-Kidd won’t make it to the first round

        • samuelgbby18

          The nets winning the ship but ok

          • KnicksTape

            lmao good joke delusional much?

          • Long.Live.A$AP

            ship??? lmao

          • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

            I told you man, Samuel is also retarded.

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    The nets went grave digging this offseason. Took 3 senior citizens who we already buried in May

    • samuelgbby18

      Booooooo those graves are for melo Dolan and woodson

    • danny55885588

      it was in 2012 bum. This is 2013 season. Celtics didn’t have lopez, William and Joe cool.

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        joe cool? foh. U mean Joe bum

      • Long.Live.A$AP

        williams is overrated Johnson overrated and injury prone lopez he aight

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        Overrated Joe Johnson!

        • danny55885588

          he is so overated that he was clutch players of the year last year.

      • KnicksTape

        22 mill joe invisible in the playoffs.

        • samuelgbby18

          He was injured but ok. This yr with so much ball movement the nets will blow a lot of teams out

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    Smh, nets couldnt even let the dead rest. They had to go disturb the deceased

  • samuelgbby18

    Listen Knicks fans its not to late to come across the bridge and come to Brooklyn you have alil under 3 hrs to come

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      Nobody wants to root for a New Jersey team. Stay across the Hudson you herb @$$ ni99a

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        word!

      • samuelgbby18

        Don’t worry you don’t have to root for the jj devils you can root for the Brooklyn nets were across the east river

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      You’ve been a Nets fan since last year. People aren’t attracted to stupidity…FOH

      • samuelgbby18

        I’ve been a nets fan since 2001 and ya confirmed it when ya went and found my old myspace from highschool

        • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

          wtf? You’re delusional.

    • KnicksTape

      you saying that while on theknickswall.com case closed

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    If Nate RObinson cooked dwill in the playoffs, imagine what Kyrie will do tonight. smh

    Nets: 0-1

    • KnicksTape

      dwill rotisserie

  • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

    Nets bandwaggoners are the worst

  • KnicksTape

    you lost your argument when you had to login to this site.

    • samuelgbby18

      Not really I’m logged in to discus so I can comment on many different websites so your point in invalid

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        my dude, you can discuss the Knicks on a Nets blog, but you’re over here trying to feel relevant.

      • KnicksTape

        nah all your comments are on this site and its over 1k.

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    Knicks gonna be 1-0 and nets 0-1

    • danny55885588

      you better hope they don’t choke in opening night……….lol

      • Long.Live.A$AP

        ni99a the nets gonna be mad scared of kyrie

  • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

    Hey Nets fans! Who am I?

    “2-14, 6 points, and 3 turnovers in 38 minutes in game 7″

    • KnicksTape

      game over

  • samuelgbby18

    Ya gonna lose tonight and get embarrassed on Halloween when the bulls beat ya again

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      Why do you care so much about the Knicks? Is it because you guys are still second in the city?

      • KnicksTape

        seems like it only reason

      • samuelgbby18

        Even you don’t believe that

    • danny55885588

      Bulls gonna tear them down just like Miami did them yesterday. lol

      • KnicksTape

        you mean the bulls that got raped yesterday? we can match with miami so what.

    • Long.Live.A$AP

      bulls aint beating us we have a different attitude now

      • danny55885588

        What kind of attitude ? Get choke !!!!!!

        • Long.Live.A$AP

          no ni99a kill you now attitude

    • KnicksTape

      now say that to your invisible friend.

  • KnicksTape

    you notice how no knicks fans are posting at netsdaily?

    • danny55885588

      They use software to block the troll !!!!!!! lmao

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        so they blocked u

        • danny55885588

          ni99a I am the owner of Netsdaily !!!!!!!

          • NYC IS THE BEST

            And the website is dead just like the nets

          • SincereLord

            LOL

          • KnicksTape

            damn they let a retard run a website?

      • KnicksTape

        no cause we don’t give a fuck about yall.

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        you’re really fucking stupid, you know that?

      • BxNY4LIFE

        the same software is probably blocking Nets fans too…lmao_O

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    ya’ll notice that even if you had a better offseason ESPN still talks more about the knicks on the front page, articles, and radios

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      All about the knickstape

    • KnicksTape

      espn nets page had 2 comment max this was before facebook even

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        lmao! true

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    The bulls cant score lol

    • danny55885588

      but the bum @ss Knicks can’t beat them

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        Knicks season starts today, tool.

  • KnicksTape

    we were averaging 5k comments per article while nets got 2 max back at espn.

    • danny55885588

      have you been to BSPN knicks blog lately ? it is dead !!!!!!!!!

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        No shit dumbass! nobody goes there since they made you use FB, Nets blog was always dead.

        • KnicksTape

          I guess the special ed classes aren’t working

        • danny55885588

          I guess you need to get grammar lesson from your gaymate NYLSD ……..lol

          • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

            You want me to get started on grammar now? LMAO! Dude, you haven’t used proper grammar in ANY of your sentences. Learn to spell first.

          • danny55885588

            you can’t even write a sentence in proper form.

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    im listening to the michael kay show and hasn’t even said nets once

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    “Nets get smoked in Cleveland as Kyrie scores 60 and Dwill breaks his ankle”

    -Tomorrow Headline on ESPN

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      D-Spill!

  • jtru001

    damn hard af to find you mfers

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      lmao, what’s good?

    • KnicksTape

      we’re just killing nets trolls here

      • jtru001

        word…these fools posted like 50 articles in the past hour lmao

        • KnicksTape

          lmao oh shit i just checked theres like 10 others

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    302 comments the most on nets daily

    • KnicksTape

      per year

    • BxNY4LIFE

      lmaO_o

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      302 comments since the website was made

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      they aren’t real fans

    • danny55885588

      Season start today bum.

      • Long.Live.A$AP

        but look at us

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        Over hear we got 3000+ comments before the season. In fxcking August when nothing was going on

  • BxNY4LIFE

    hey JT why you talking bad bout me bro

    • jtru001

      no one talking bad bout you man…im out of yall…ish

      • BxNY4LIFE

        nah ..I hear you saying I’m causing word blocks..lol

        • jtru001

          i was joking man i said you was offended by the n word…actually i said it to you lol

          • BxNY4LIFE

            you know if I have a prob with anyone I say sheet to their face…

          • jtru001

            i know and i said in response to one of your comments that you was offended by the n word…..lmao was joking obviously

          • BxNY4LIFE

            cool

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      grandpa bx

  • jtru001

    almost game time gents…and nets herbs

    • KnicksTape

      son you coming here tonight?

      • jtru001

        maybe i will try no promisses…got ish going on

        • KnicksTape

          let wife take care of the kids lol

          • jtru001

            if only it was that easy man…there dinner, baths etc man…a lot of work havin kids lol…by the time i sit down i just want a beer and enjoy the game lol

          • KnicksTape

            man im scared when i put a ring and have kids lol. I gotta enjoy this life for now just fooling around.

          • jtru001

            lotta fun but a lot of work too man i wouldnt trade it…def make sure your done partying and fxckin around tho…

          • KnicksTape

            ya im 20 now and gonna wait late 20s before im ready for that.

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    nba league pass has a free trial so i can watch it

    • KnicksTape

      lol sad yo

      • Long.Live.A$AP

        lmao

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      LMFAO

  • KnicksTape

    yo JT is right they posted like 10 others articles just now

    • jtru001

      thats what im sayin went thru like 5 of them before i was like wtf…lol

      • KnicksTape

        lmao hide n seek

  • BxNY4LIFE

    I don’t down vote and I don’t mod…yall do whatever

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      lmao, they downvoted you

      • BxNY4LIFE

        I know…I don’t even pay attention to that lame a$$ crap

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      thats the nets fans omar. Ni99as here dont do that

    • jtru001

      calm down man you taking things too seriously

      • BxNY4LIFE

        I’m just putting it out there so you know where I stand

        • jtru001

          i got you man….chill and ejoy opening night omar…take your pill and get a brew …lol

          • BxNY4LIFE

            lmaO_o…and I’ll enjoy Kindra while I’m at it

          • jtru001

            if you like girls built like nose tackles then sure lol

          • BxNY4LIFE

            I though you like girls like that … or use to anyway…lol

          • jtru001

            not really liked…just fun to go get drunk af and win a bet lol…it was for entertainment at their expense unfortunately

          • BxNY4LIFE

            lmaO_o

    • KnicksTape

      we all got downvoted by nets trolls here

      • jtru001

        or drock he creeps…thats what he told godsent he seen us on knicksnow but never posted lmao

        • BxNY4LIFE

          lmaO_o

        • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

          lmfaoo

        • KnicksTape

          lmao yo tell drock to stop being pussy and come here. if he just come here we’ll stop after a few jokes.

          • jtru001

            lmao i dont talk to him godsent said he posts on BR now. under the same name

  • GottaKeepItReal

    Shumps or Bargs better net atleast 20 tonight, if both bum it up, then ima be tight

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      FACT

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      I think Shump has a better shot now.

      • GottaKeepItReal

        gotta see it to believe it

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        Been shooting well since he came back from ACL injury

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    Knicks tho

  • Pushingkeys

    5pg’s and one small Forward. what kind of GM’ing is this!!!

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      2 SF

      • Pushingkeys

        1 if they keep playing melo at Power

    • Long.Live.A$AP

      and one soft PF

  • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

    drock searching for tara

    • KnicksTape

      lmfaooo yo the day we exposed that fool

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        he came back once after that lol

        • KnicksTape

          and left within 5 seconds he couldnt handle it. came at rush hour too everyone was there

      • jtru001

        i missed that day smh…

        • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

          that was funny af

        • KnicksTape

          yo you missed one of the best times. I think it was night time thats y

    • Long.Live.A$AP

      tara changed her name lol

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        she’s a catfish

      • BxNY4LIFE

        to what

        • Long.Live.A$AP

          i was joking

        • jtru001

          tara lmao

          • BxNY4LIFE

            left eye

  • GottaKeepItReal

    Why do I have a feeling 10-15 games in, theres a chance Woody may not have a clue on what the right rotation is

    • jtru001

      lmao cuz it was game 6 in the second round of the playoffs and he still had no clue

      • GottaKeepItReal

        this roster is absurd tho

    • Pushingkeys

      I’d be confused to if im sitting there with 5pg’s thats just dumb personnel management

      • GottaKeepItReal

        deadass, we all know woody loves him some pablo and jr. But Udih looks more effective than Pablo, and JR closing games is a headache

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    if shump is sucking Jr will start

    • GottaKeepItReal

      once JR starts goin into brickmode, then start ThJr

  • KnicksTape

    the day we found out drock was the thirstiest ni99a there lmao

    • Long.Live.A$AP

      lmao ni99a was prob jerking off

      • KnicksTape

        he wanted a HD pic of taras eye

        • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

          dat eye lmfao

          • BxNY4LIFE

            stop talking about my baby momma…lmaO_o

          • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

            sorry gramps

          • BxNY4LIFE

            lol

          • NYC IS THE BEST

            Omar, you’re married b

          • BxNY4LIFE

            she has a spell on me…once I looked into her eye…lmaO_o

          • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

            lmfao, dead…

        • jtru001

          are you serious????

          • KnicksTape

            lmao thats pretty much what he sounded like

          • jtru001

            lol shit man…

          • KnicksTape

            thats why dude gets killed n prolly wont be here lol

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    THJR needs to get more minutes

  • jtru001

    case of yeungling in the fridge is ready….and NYC got his matches ready…yup we ready for game time lmao

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      FACTS

      • KnicksTape

        you get the best ones too last longer lol

  • Knicks_11ThePoet

    yeo

    • BxNY4LIFE

      best behavior please

      • Knicks_11ThePoet

        wut happened

        herb?

        • BxNY4LIFE

          opening night

      • jtru001

        yes ma’am

  • Pushingkeys

    so we got pounded in the paint in last years playoffs, and the plan to fix this was to have 5 pgs on the roster and add 2 soft white boy 7 footers, with one who plays like a small forward lol

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      People mad that we got rid of dumbwald tho

      • Long.Live.A$AP

        boberto aint lmao

    • KnicksTape

      relax b there aint much we could do with our cap situation

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        Dumbwald could’ve at least got tysoft a legit backup. Just my 2 cents

        • jtru001

          yup….or traded that bum ass mf

        • KnicksTape

          ya i hear you tho…nigga shouldn’t have signed him in the first place

          • jtru001

            yo they allow it again lol

          • KnicksTape

            lol i think cause i said it with . before it

          • jtru001

            yea prolly imma test it up top

        • BxNY4LIFE

          agreed times 2

        • GottaKeepItReal

          I think we wanted to draft a big, Plumlee woulda been ideal, but ill settle for ThJr. Hope we develop him / give him min

      • Pushingkeys

        they kept a pg instead of getting any big man, Diogu was tough in the middle Chris smith will never play. he will never evn suit up

        • KnicksTape

          CAA bro

      • BxNY4LIFE

        that’s why I was so hot on Barron…he wouldn’t hurt the cap

    • GottaKeepItReal

      still wish we kept Ike Diogu, but Im assuming were waitin on Jeremy Tyler to get healthy and sign him

      • jtru001

        just hope no one else gets him…

      • BxNY4LIFE

        nah..Barron was the sign

        • GottaKeepItReal

          i dont think so, is any team even interested in him, cuz he wouldnt be not signed for no reason

          • jtru001

            yup team in china lmao

          • BxNY4LIFE

            I really wonder what’s wrong

          • GottaKeepItReal

            same w Gooden too, heads prolly tryna get overpaid overseas

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    i rather have an injured tyler than Chris Bricks

  • Knicks_11ThePoet

    so which article crew gonna be

    when game starts

    ?

    • KnicksTape

      they prolly gonna put like 10 more before so just recent

      • Knicks_11ThePoet

        lol alright

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      The one that u arent on

      • Knicks_11ThePoet

        shut up sucka
        dude

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    Chris Smith was bricking it up in summer league lol

    • KnicksTape

      he made a house for katrina victims

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        And Sandy

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      he was basically guaranteed a spot after J.R came back, he knew he didn’t have to do ish.

      • KnicksTape

        CAA doing work pretty much runs the knicks. dolan is a puppet

        • jtru001

          Jay z teaming up w/ CAA too..

          • BxNY4LIFE

            JayZ a punk

          • jtru001

            nah more like a legend….and he wifeyed beyonce…

          • BxNY4LIFE

            don’t like his stance with the Barney’s stuff…fuck him..he’s forgetting his grassroots support cause he’s now rolling with the big boys..he’s a Jason Collins

          • jtru001

            what barneys stuff man everyone is entitled to they own opinion dont make him any less of a legend in the game.

          • BxNY4LIFE

            he has some business deal with Barneys that he’s not going stop…it’s going to turn off his base …WATCH

          • jtru001

            so what….fxck barneys…i dont give a fxck bout barneys or what happened there im still a fan of his….

          • BxNY4LIFE

            I’m not

          • jtru001

            i didnt even know what a barneys was til last week

          • BxNY4LIFE

            I forgot you’re not from NY or even a big city…lol
            do you know Macy’s?,,,,lol

          • jtru001

            lmaoo im from Cuse man…

          • BxNY4LIFE

            that’s Canada…lol

          • KnicksTape

            he left the nets cause he realized what dum idea that was

          • jtru001

            lmao he was fxck these fools they wack time to roll

          • BxNY4LIFE

            nah the Russian mob from Coney Island told him it’s time to go

    • jtru001

      lil thirst would brick it up on a HS JV team lol

  • GottaKeepItReal

    Woody starts usin the Bricks bros together in the backcourt as our 2nd unit, now that would be entertaining

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      that would be depressing actually

    • KnicksTape

      if we wanna lose by 50 each game lol

  • Pushingkeys

    every big man we have is brittle as fuck. Chris smith needed to be replaced by another big. he better just be a place holder for Tyler when he heals up!!

    • Long.Live.A$AP

      exactly

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    Smith was like “imma just take a sit back and let brother get on the team” lmao

  • jtru001

    what we need is to find a team that is tanking and wants a free and clear cap to trade amare to…trade him for nerlens and a pick lol

    • GottaKeepItReal

      forreal ANYONE at this point

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      very wishful thinking lol

      • jtru001

        i know man…i would jump at that nerlens wont help this year but he a potential franchise player future would look nice w/ NYK if we got him and kept him

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    Imma try to get to the game late today. Before, I used to get there mad early and watch shootaround and $hxt.

    #NotToday

    • KnicksTape

      ni99a you dorm at nyu or commute?

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        lmaoo I live in Manhattan. Why would I dorm at nyu?

        • KnicksTape

          i thought you live in brooklyn

          • NYC IS THE BEST

            Nah, I just grew up in brooklyn. Wish I still lived there tho

  • KnicksTape

    idk how but we need to trade for a expiring big or something

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      Get Greg Monroe or Dragic. Unlikely, but that would be nice

      • GottaKeepItReal

        if we got Monroe, I would be too hype, dude would be a perfect 4 for our squad

        • NYC IS THE BEST

          Nah ni99a, we’d package tysoft in that trade. Monroe would be our 5

          • GottaKeepItReal

            werd tho Det doesnt need a 5, cuz they got Drummond, they need a 2 or 3/4 ideally

      • KnicksTape

        since pistons wanna keep drummond they might think of shopping monroe.

        • NYC IS THE BEST

          I heard they are shopping Monroe already

          • BxNY4LIFE

            can’t afford him tho

          • GottaKeepItReal

            true, if Amare retires, we can offer most of that $$ to him, which id be ds for

          • NYC IS THE BEST

            Unless we trade tysoft

          • BxNY4LIFE

            that’s not going to happen

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    Monroe would solve our Rebounding problems. Hopefully mills does something. Dude dumbwald never wanted to make trades, he likes keeping bums

    • GottaKeepItReal

      versatile 4 that can shoot midrange and finish around the rim….would make Felton more valuable at pg

  • jtru001

    “Never put my cock in the fox’s box..but damn if i didnt open pandoras box” lmaoo dude was smashing foxy back in the day…just recently found out it was about her

  • KnicksTape

    whats the over/under on clydes rhyming words today

    • jtru001

      lmao…im gonna say 7

      • KnicksTape

        he needs to learn new ones tho too much recycling

  • GottaKeepItReal

    we could also possibly package Bargs ( a stretch 4 that Det could use) and Shump/JR (they need a 2) for Monroe if thats even possible

    • Knicks_11ThePoet

      for monroe? rather wait for him to come off

      books

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        Monroe is nice b

      • GottaKeepItReal

        hes a Restriced FA tho, and we cant offer him $$ cuz of Amares bum contract

    • jtru001

      think fly’s boy Jennings gonna play the 2

      • GottaKeepItReal

        na hell be the 1

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    Dam yo Im nervous jus to go to the game. Because if we fxck around and lose this game…………………

    I might pass out

    • KnicksTape

      ya i said that before too like the bobcats game

    • GottaKeepItReal

      na we got this, Melo will carry as usual, they aint got no one to guard him

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        True

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      you’re going there? nice

    • jtru001

      just keep your matches close man you will be aiigh

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        FACT. I might use some of the oil from my car today too

        • jtru001

          lmaooo dirty

        • BxNY4LIFE

          why don’t you stop impersonating my boy 3rdrailz

          • NYC IS THE BEST

            Who is that?

          • BxNY4LIFE

            lmaO_o……

  • KnicksTape

    yo JT is omar acting up again?

    • BxNY4LIFE

      why … and if I was ..what can you do about it?

      • KnicksTape

        you can seek a doctor for some medication

        • BxNY4LIFE

          lol…only Tara can cure this

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      That ni99a always acting up

    • jtru001

      nah he aiigh…he was talkin bout how he dont like Jay Z no more

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    JR BRicks and BArg for Monroe

    • GottaKeepItReal

      that would be perfect

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    Felton-Shumpert-Melo-Monroe-Tysoft

    Prig-Beno-Metta-Amare-KMart

    • KnicksTape

      if they pull that off

    • jtru001

      man that would be dope…

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    I feel like what we saw from beno in the pre season is misleading. He’s gonna be good for us.

    • Knicks_11ThePoet

      werd

  • jtru001

    well gents….im out ….ready for the cervesas…pre game lol

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      Iight bro. Lets Go Knicks

      • jtru001

        ready for the return of the three to tha dome
        #Knicksblowout tonite…

        • NYC IS THE BEST

          word lmao

        • BxNY4LIFE

          Knickstape….whut whut

    • KnicksTape

      take it easy yo 1-0

    • Knicks_11ThePoet

      lol
      ite

      1

    • BxNY4LIFE

      check it out on the NBA Gametime App or NBA League Pass…peace out bro….keep off the buffalo girls…lmaO_o

    • theflyeststar

      peace playa

  • Ciroc_NesBoogie718

    yaooo

    • KnicksTape

      game night

      • Ciroc_NesBoogie718

        deadass

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      HANNNNNNNN

      • Ciroc_NesBoogie718

        wush crackin flee!

      • BxNY4LIFE

        FACT

    • theflyeststar

      ayyy

  • KnicksTape

    this is why the phrase “once a knick always a knick” shouldn’t be used sometimes. ex. chris smith

    • BxNY4LIFE

      lmaO_o

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    I usually leave early to avoid traffic, but fxck it

    • Knicks_11ThePoet

      damnn u goin

      ?

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        yeah boy. Bought my tickets soon as they released the schedule

  • Ciroc_NesBoogie718

    There’s mad articles, I was looking for yall for like fifteen minutes lol

    • KnicksTape

      lol JT said the same thing they added like 10 more

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      just go to most commented articles

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    I been waiting for this $hxt since after GAme 6 against the pacers

  • BxNY4LIFE

    nice win by the Lakers last night

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      word lol. Fxcked over my fantasy team tho because blake went 3-10 from Ft line lmaoo

      • Knicks_11ThePoet

        u with

        us?

      • BxNY4LIFE

        take the subway it’s a lot less

  • Knicks_11ThePoet

    yo so u gonna drive over there? whats the parkin

    rates like?

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      I got the parking coupon from my school, so I get a lower rate than most

      • Knicks_11ThePoet

        damnn thats nice. how much u for the

        ticket?

      • BxNY4LIFE

        take the subway…it’s a lot less

  • Ciroc_NesBoogie718

    I could’ve sworn I started Battier over Wilson Chandler on my fantasy, they G’d me yo smh.

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      This ni99a Wilson chandler cant stay healthy yo. I just picked him up off waivers and boy cant even play wtf

      • BxNY4LIFE

        Felton too

        • NYC IS THE BEST

          Felton is good b. He has a minor injury

          • BxNY4LIFE

            Hammy is never minor..could nag him the entire season

      • Ciroc_NesBoogie718

        Exactly, I thought he would be good this yr smh.

  • BxNY4LIFE

    Kobe licking his chops…cause if this team does it without him….what then?

  • Knicks_11ThePoet

    u droppped chris smith

    @3ToTheDome:disqus

  • NBAHatesNYK
    • Knicks_11ThePoet

      yeoo long

      time

      • NBAHatesNYK

        werd

    • Long.Live.A$AP

      why your picture is black

      • NBAHatesNYK

        failed

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        Nah its not black. Boy is just that dark you cant see him

        • NBAHatesNYK

          yo

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    I dont fxck with the subway anymore

    • BxNY4LIFE

      Why not?

      • NYC IS THE BEST

        I got a car ni99a

        • BxNY4LIFE

          I park and ride…sometimes

          • NYC IS THE BEST

            I drive to the HAmptons to pick up my girl. Well Quogue

          • BxNY4LIFE

            I sometimes can’t take the traffic…so what I do is leave my car at the LIRR station and take the train into the city..unless I’m going out to dinner later

          • NYC IS THE BEST

            Yeah, alot of ni99as do that. And if u go out to dinner, u gonna miss the game b.

          • BxNY4LIFE

            dinner after the game

          • NYC IS THE BEST

            Dinner at 10:30? lol. Thats how u gain fat b lol

          • BxNY4LIFE

            nah…cause I always work it off late with some bedroom action…lol

          • NYC IS THE BEST

            lmaooo iightt

  • NBAHatesNYK

    chris smith must go.

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      Smile in your pics so ni99as could know you’re there b

      • NBAHatesNYK

        fu

        • NYC IS THE BEST

          jk young boy. be easy

        • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

          lmfaoooo

  • Knicks_11ThePoet

    rmemeber NBAistheworst from

    ESPN. lma0

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      lmao

  • Long.Live.A$AP

    in the bottom of SAS little evil heart he is a knick fan

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      I guess so

    • NYC IS THE BEST

      Doubt it. He says that to make himself look more like a NY ni99a

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    u heard charles herbley talking $hxt about the Knicks yesterday?

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      let him talk, fuck him!

    • BxNY4LIFE

      he disrespected my city…Kenny put his fat a$$ in line tho

      • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

        fuck kenny too!

        • BxNY4LIFE

          nah..Queens boy from lefrak city

          • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

            fuck him

  • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

    fuck tnt, those clowns are funny, but fuck em

  • NYC IS THE BEST

    iight yo Im out. #Knickstape

    Fxck Wit me, You Know I Got IT

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      tape

  • BxNY4LIFE

    2 hrs and counting

  • BxNY4LIFE

    gotta go fellas things to do before game time…PEACE!!!!!!
    Let’s go Knickstape…whut whut!!!!!

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      knickstape

  • Knicks_11ThePoet

    everyone

    out?

    • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

      i’ll be back

      7:30

      • Knicks_11ThePoet

        aighhh

  • Pushingkeys

    This dude wade is already out with a knee lol

    • kobefan2420

      he not hurt…just resting him smh

      • Pushingkeys

        already lol

  • kobefan2420

    Bynum playing

  • knickpunkk_from_Brooklyn

    yoo