So, I just got back from the Knicks vs Wizards game.
Had the same hookup I did last year. Great seats, backstage access etc. I really love it because you get to see so many things you don't see on TV. Heres what jumped out at me:
#1 Toney Douglas sucks.
I know you're like, "tell us something we don't know" or "we already know how you feel about him". No, my opinion changed. I used to think he was only a bench player.Now, I dont even want him on the team. What I saw today utterly disgusted me. He is scared of having the ball in his hands. Amare and Chandler got rebounds on 3 occassions and he ran up court. Melo was motioning for him to get the ball and he was scared to bring it up court. He HAS to be replaced.He's such a **** up. I dont know what the stats say, but he had 4 TOs in the 1st qtr.
#2 Melo is really good.
No, I mean like scary good. Chris Singleton was working his ass off on D. Melo was destroying him and laughing at him. One play, he made a nice defensive stop on Melo and started clapping in Melo's face. John Wall started shaking his head to Melo and said something like "man you bought to kill this dude aint you". I think Melo said something like "You already know" and started laughing. He proceeded to destroy him.
#3 John Wall is one of the fastest players I've ever seen.
We'd score and I'd look up at the scoreboard and he'd be down the court laying it up. He's on some Allen Iverson level of speed.
#4 JaVale McGee was manhandling Tyson Chandler down low.
#5 Iman Shumpert should be our starting pg.
Not sg. Point Guard. He harasses and is a good on ball defender.He's so much better than Douglas it's ridiculous. As SOON as he came in the game and played with our starters, we went on a run. AS SOON as Douglas came back, Wall crossed the $h!t outta him and scored. Then, he made a bonehead play, Wall came back and took him to the rack and got an assist. Douglas is a liability. Not only that but Iman is a playmaker. Furthermore, being at the game I got to see how well he communicates with Melo,Stat and especially Chandler. Theyre always talking out there. Douglas is a church mouse. One thing I will say, Shumpert doesnt call out plays loud enough.
#6 Fields is slow.
I thought he just wasn't aggresive enough a did many ppl. Being up close I got to see the problem. He's a step slower than everyone. Whenever he wants to drive, guys have time to step in front o he has to back it out or get a charge.
#7 NO WAY is Baron playing anytime soon.
I saw him not only walking on the court (limping) but in the Family Lounge after the game. Dude looks like he's in so much pain. He walks EXACTLY how I did when I fractured my hip.
#8 The real reason behind Al Thornton not getting a contract
is because of off the court problems. Apparently, he may have a drinking problem
#9 Nick Young is cool as shit.
Met him after the game.He probably won't be a Wizard next year. My buddy says everyone calls him JaVale and Blatche the three stoges. He said theres a reason he didnt get any offers more than the Wizards' qualifying offer. Personally,I'd take the risk. He is deadly when hot.
#10 Jorts is a joke.
I can't knock his effort, but he's just so non-athletic and talentless lol. Furthermore, he's NOT 6'9" He's about 6'7"
#11 Baron is NOT fat anymore.
He looks slim and Jerome Jordan is tall as hell!
Him and JaVale are giants. I met JaVale for the 2nd time and it's uncomfortable because when he shook my hand,his balls were near my shoulder
#12 Our bench is terrible.
Mike Bibby is terrified to shoot the ball. He did have a good game tonight tho.
#13 There was 3 times as many Knicks fan as there were Wizards fans there.
They booed JaVale at the end when he was shooting game tyong free throws lol
#14 I'm an @$$hole
lol. Who started an MVP chant for Melo at an away game? Who screamed "Theres a Bibby sighting" everytime he scored? This guy
#15 Sam Cassell is as ugly as you think he is...but he's going to be a solid head coach some day.
Met him for the 2nd time before this game.He has head coach written all over him (as well as ugly).
#16 Our "big 3" on defense:
I thought it was bad positioning before but I have to call it like it is... Amare is extremely lazy on D. Melo is an underrated defender now and Tyson Chandler, while overrated and overpaid, is extremely intense. He communicates on every play. I have to say, he's very vocal and that was impressive.Kudos