I think after watching the NBA for 40 years I would say the players of the last ten years are the worst fundamentally that I have ever seen.
I can see why Stern made the rule about age, these guys have no skills other than they are tall and athletic, they do not know how to play basketball. It has really hurt the game overall. Not to mention they make too much money and are un-coachable, they have no discipline.
They are clueless on so many basic skills it amazes me.
I see better basics from foreign players, but they do not have the athletic skills. how can you shoot 50% from the free throw line? That's terribble, most good high school players did better than that in my time.
After watching guys like Crawford and Francis this season I can't believe they are guards. They can't dribble and pass, they are a turnover waiting to happen. Not only that, Francis doesn't know how to make a quick decision. He'll pass the ball inside to a player when he's surrounded by 3 or 4 from the other team, what a moron.
I just think they are either plain stupid or don't really care. It's about stats, money and living large not about winning.
Yes a few teams that are dedicated to playing fundamentally sound basketball and they are perennial winners. How many teams are?
We had a coach that stressed that and look what happened. But it was as much the fault of Brown as anybody. But what about Wilkens?
We have some guys, too many in fact, who are fundamentally challenged and we will NEVER be a big winner with them or any other player we get like that.
I would say unless Curry gets better at passing and defense I would give him less minutes to prove my point.
My post had a second meaning to it. I also meant that no matter who we trade for, they will have similar deficiencies.
We must build through the draft with fundamentally sound players and team players. We must teach them the right way to play from the time they first put on a Knick jersey and teach them the pride of Knick basketball.
They do that on the Yankees.
We have a great tradition and it's being destroyed by the likes of Dolan and the idiots he hires.
We are now a joke, Isiah is not respected by other coaches and viewed as incompetent.
We are a joke because we have too many clowns on this basketball team, James, Francis to name a few and I hate to say it but Nate is a clown too.
If those guys were on the Knicks in our championship years Willis Reed would have straightened them out real quick.
It sucks they don't know about the Fundamentals of the game, I seriously doubt that Eddy Curry knows how to spell his own name. I'd pay to watch him try to scribble something out on paper. These are two things Curry is good for EATING & DUNKING.