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@Steady All do respect Steady..this Auggie guy started visious attacks. Just another tough guy that hides behind a computer.
1 year ago on Lakers Fire Mike Brown. Mike Dantoni and Phil Jackson lead as the next head coach.It doesn't matter as Kobe's reign is done. WELCOME THE MELO MVP ERA! | November
Dude...take what Romney took after the election. Nate Silver and Peaceman's predictions are uncanny.
1 year, 1 month ago on Lakers Fire Mike Brown. Mike Dantoni and Phil Jackson lead as the next head coach.It doesn't matter as Kobe's reign is done. WELCOME THE MELO MVP ERA! | November
Lin is going to be a solid role player. He's not going to struggle as long as he isn't the number one guy. If Houston tries to make him the #1 guy and hold absurd expectations, then he will struggle to meet them. I think the combo of Lamb and Jones is the future of this team. Those 2 rookies might be steals of the draft so far. Machado is a brilliant orchestrator as well, much better passer and facilitator on offense than Lin already. Houston needs to focus on the talent they have surrounding Lin instead of focusing on Lin himself. This kid isn't Jesus Shuttlesworth.
1 year, 1 month ago on LANDRY AND LIN STINKING UP PRE-SEASON AND BEYOND | October
1 year, 3 months ago on TMAN, MODI OR LIVES HOUSE? | August
@dltknicks It's not official DLT. DJ has not signed anything with the Pacers..... a Source states it will happen and we know what Source means.
1 year, 5 months ago on HEY GRUNDWALD. PLEASE GET ON A FLIGHT AND TALK WITH DJ AUGUSTIN WHO WAS JUST RELEASED BY THE BOBCATS. | July
Peaceman must have did Knickknacks wife. If you did was she good?
@KnickKnack Team president Donnie Walsh and new general manager Kevin Pritchard were again busy Thursday, agreeing to a deal with point guard and unrestricted free agent D.J. Augustin, according to a SOURCE. NOT official ass-lick. So get off your fake ass high horse and find a weenie to suck.
The Knicks have many options to get DJ. The thread was thrown out to explore those options including an option to match Landry fields offer then obtain DJ in a sign and trade. Your just being a dick.
@Lives @Tman @Peaceman
The NBA and the media simply haven't wanted to admit that Lin is a good -- not great -- player. For those crying foul, let me offer one glaring fact. Since turnovers became an official stat in the 1977-78 season, Lin is only the third player to turn the ball over eight times and shoot less than 10 percent from the field. Yes it is one game against the best in the NBA, but it is on record and Fact!
No one will forget the captivating run that Jeremy Lin took us on in the past , but now that the lightning is out of the bottle, expectations need to be tempered. With teams adjusting their defenses to minimize Lin's offensive impact, and with the return of Barron Davis the days of Lin leading the Knicks are coming to a close.
It was fun while it lasted, but the Lin-ning is over.
1 year, 8 months ago on LINSANITY LIVES AS JEREMY AND KNICKS OUTPACE PACERS (102-88) FOR THIRD WIN IN ROW (VIDEOS) | March
Linsanity is Gone!!! Period it is gone!!! Every team he played including the Lakers don't play defense til the playoffs begin. The reason that the heat destroyed Lin is because of several things you people who don't play and have never played against top tier talent like the pros have no experience with:
Speed: Lin is not quick enough to handle the fast hands of nba guards that turn the heat up (post season you will see everyone doing what the heat did)
Experience: These NBA players have seen each other since high school played against each throughout college and know each other even in the pros. Lin has none of that and will not get in anytime soon
Ability: Yes he show some greatness against teams that dont play D or play very well in the First half. Watch what happens in the end half of the season. Baron will be taking over cause Lin will get striped robbed blocked and defeated over and over.
Sports is sports and politics and race is something else. Your love affair with the story is some stupid book and not real. Lin will disappear like everyone of the Media's created Heros.
@Lives Who is JR Smith today?
It is undeniable Smith has brought most of this on himself. He is the one who has failed to live up to his talent. He is the one who has made mistakes on, and most tragically, off the court. He is the one who has chosen to storm off the court and remove himself from his team.
Despite all of this, I, for one, still hold out hope that Smith, 26, can prove his detractors wrong.
Smith burst onto the scene sharing Most Valuable Player honors with another young phenom named Dwight Howard in the 2004 McDonald’s all-American game, which included other young talents like Josh Smith, Rajon Rondo, Rudy Gay, Marvin Williams and LaMarcus Aldridge. That night, J.R. Smith drained five 3-pointers and threw down a slew of nasty dunks. After the game, he claimed he was inspired by the presence of a young N.B.A. star sitting courtside named Carmelo Anthony. That night ignited his N.B.A. career.
Despite his tremendous abilities, after his second season in the league, he saw two teams give up on him in less than a week. He was traded from New Orleans to Chicago after two years of clashing with Hornets Coach Byron Scott. Chicago shipped him to Denver six days later in exchange for Howard Eisley’s nonguaranteed contract and two conditional second-round picks. It was a trade John Hollinger claimed would become known as the most one-sided trade of all time.
The Nuggets had been desperate for a shooting guard who could actually shoot since the days of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. Denver was also searching for a second scorer who could take some of the weight off Anthony’s shoulders. Smith seemed to be the answer on both counts.
Five seasons later, here we are. The book on Smith’s career has already been closed. He is the shooter without a conscience, the player who never fulfilled his boundless promise.
I have watched Smith closely ever since he took the McDonald’s game by storm, and I believe the book needs to be reopened. For all the limitations that are thought to be part of Smith’s game, the truth is there is nothing he cannot do on the basketball court.
The long-range bombs and dynamic dunks are just a small part of Smith’s repertory. Most fans are unaware of his fantastic passing skills, his ability to drive and finish with either hand, his rebounding acumen and his defensive abilities. There were times in Denver when he even played point guard and did it quite well.
I have seen Smith run an underutilized and deadly pick and roll with Nene enough to know that he can help Amar’e Stoudemire get more easy looks at the rim. I have seen Smith take over games, not with his long-range shot, but with his ability to drive and finish at the rim. I have seen Smith take the responsibility of covering Kobe Bryant and not get embarrassed in doing so. And of course I have seen Smith drain 3-pointer after 3-pointer as the crowd explodes in adoration.
I cannot guarantee Smith will do all of those things, especially not all in the same game. It is certainly possible that his time as The Man in China, where he averaged a league-leading 34.4 points per game, has only served to solidify his bad habits.
What happens from here depends largely on whether Smith can heed instruction. He earned the tag of not responding to guidance through his early conflict with Scott and through Karl’s open frustration. However, there are many fans in Denver who believe Karl was the wrong coach for Smith. With a team full of headaches over the years in players like Allen Iverson, Kenyon Martin and even Anthony, Smith was lost in the shuffle. In fact, on one occasion when pressed with why he did not do what Karl would ask of him, Smith responded that he would go long stretches without Karl even talking to him.
Now Smith will be under the tutelage of a more player-friendly coach in Mike D’Antoni. There is no system more tailor-made for Smith’s talents than D’Antoni’s up-and-down style. Smith very well could play the role of Joe Johnson to Jeremy Lin’s Steve Nash. Smith will be unstoppable taking advantage of his catch and shoot opportunities set up by Lin, the possibilities in transition and his ability to devastate an unprepared defense with his penetration.
By signing with the Knicks, Earl Smith III is in position to recreate the narrative that has hung around his neck like a millstone since his days in New Orleans. My sincere hope is that both he and Knicks fans embrace that opportunity. I believe that is who Earl Smith III is today!
1 year, 9 months ago on END OF LINSANITY PART II. All it’s going to take for the rest of the world to start saying what I’m saying now is a few losses. Albeit, Lin has deep cover with the Knicks STAR BENCH. | March
" To make the casual, if not causal, relationship between "quotes from a legend" to a condition which is akin to mental illness and results in depression and delusion is about as close as you can get to demeaning a person and question their credibility.
That would be one way of looking at it, but have you considered If that's what you thought was my point, then I didn't explain myself as well as I would like. It is interesting you see it that way. I guess no one is immune from the occasional "Airball." LOL
(Your medical reference to West could not possibly be a diagnosis unless you are a medical professional with access to his files. I imagine him attending a conference does not prove he was depressed or delusional when he commented on Li. Unnecessary. Even an idiot from Harvard would agree.)
Atrial fibrillation is a Cardiac abnormally that results in decreased blood flow to the periphery, including the brain, which in the past has led to misdiagnoses as mental illness. Symptoms include depression and delusion. My point was not to demean Jerry West, who was diagnosed with A-fib at age 42, but to provide insight that quotes from Legends are open to scrutiny ( in this case to invoke such response as yours.) Uh oh, it appears that the cranky monster has temporarily inhabited my body of nice guy Joe, what can we do to free him”?
O&B and Peaceman, that was for you as well as my new Brother Cooley! Moreover, you both knew before I left this trail.
1 year, 9 months ago on BEGINNING OF THE END OF LINSANITY. | February
@Cooleyhigh Please don't take this as a negative Connotation. However, you seem to be a Man of belief!
The value of understanding the difference between God and the Creator is that people are more than willing to kill or be killed over their version of God that they believe to be true. Passions are not so high for defending the Creator of All That Is. There is a lot of merit in merely admitting that we don’t know what the Creator wants, but we have faith that it will all work out for the Universal good. We may disagree with you, but we aren't about to hurt you to prove we are right. We are also willing to admit we may be wrong. We'll see what happens later.
This approach of looking to the Creator for guidance provides a lot of leeway, but it isn’t entirely a free for all. The Golden Rule is not only a good idea, but it appears to be the way the Universe operates. Karma is a concise statement of the personal responsibility that we recite each week with regard to the consequences of our decisions and actions.
As spiritualists, we need to remember to apply the Golden Rule to ourselves. When we do and say unto our selves as we would do and say unto others, and vice versa, we have pretty well covered the most important thing we need to be doing. We need to treat each other and our selves with kindness, respect and love. The concept is simple. The doing is not so easy.
One of the most divisive beliefs of any religion is that it is somehow special to the Creator. I suggest that we accept that each religion has one or more special Gods, and that everyone in that religion should be following the teachings of that God. The God of that religion appreciates that the followers are doing what that God teaches, and punishment will come to those in the religion that stray from that religion’s beliefs.
The Creator of All That Is doesn’t operate with many specific rules. It is hard to imagine that the Creator of a total Universe of about 1 Septillion stars and probably 10 septillion planets is concerned with what a few people on one speck called Earth believe or does not believe about the Creator. Neither believers nor non-believers have any impact on the Creator beyond how we treat each other and the rest of the creation.
You can pick a religion and a God and follow the teachings and you will progress on the Spirit Path. You can pick no religion and have reverence for The Creator of All That Is, and you will progress on the Spirit Path. You can deny all Gods, religions and the Creator, and you will still progress on the Spirit Path. Whoever you are, and whatever you do, you are part of the Creation and you are on a spiritual journey.
Don’t let the details of what you think God wants confuse you. None of us really know how we got here or where we are going. The Creator wants us all to treat the creation as a wonderful and continuing event. Be the best human being that you can be. Treat everyone with respect and love. Have a good time. Leave the rest up to the Creator.
@Tman Lin has been impressively dissected.
I believe whatever team that plays New York will mandate these brilliant defensive scenarios be reviewed.
I'm just going to put the real out there though I Know that "Dr Salem (chief witch hunter)" aka ***, and the "anti-Mello" haters, as well as the "Lin zombies" won't accept reality even if it added years to their shallow basketball lives. IMO, Lin is a back up point guard and is riding on a wave of hype, a rabid sports news machine, and a biased anti-Mello agenda/fan base. I'm not gonna repeat his stats from Miami's game but I will make mention as to the obvious and as to what his play should have gave clear indications of that (1) he is not that athletic, (2) his flaws (ball handling, turnovers, his left hand) are "major" flaws, and (3) he look to score first and pass second that's his mindset and his over dribbling is not to probe the defense ala Rondo, Nash, Kidd, and most of the other NBA point guards but his over dribbling most of the time is for him to find his own shot. This accomplishes only the shot clock being wound down and Lin forcing a pass (turnover), a poor and low percentage shot by Lin or someone else, Lin dribbling into double teams (turnover) , or worse of all Lin thinking he is the "first option" not seeing the floor and not getting the ball to the Knicks stud scorers on the floor at the time. For some players MD and his systems is a blessing and for some players it is an illusion! I stated in an earlier post that Lin needed to "play within himself", unfortunately the present coach will not help him to do that. For the record I for one would love to have Calipari here next year with his system of coaching to a players strength ie Mello, Amare, Chandler, and all the other young players. Also for the record I will state that if Lin don't realize that he need to stop trying to set himself up and look more to set up his scorers he's only going to be exposed more and more and more!
Mr. C-High... My Name is Delshay Stormwolf. I've lurked on this blog for the last two years. Lets face it, yesterday the difficulty level was essential raised for Lin .The speed, the pressure, he never faced anything like it. Other teams let him kind of dribble at his own pace but the Heat got right on him and attacked the ball incessantly. Lin has to learn to be able to dribble while under that pressure. If he can learn it he will be a good point guard. If not he will never be able to succeed against great pressure D. He should jerk it with his other hand .. that would be practice! Holes in his game? NASA has no terminology of the vast void he found his ass in last night!
" Secondly, who the F**K is Delshay, running around posting shyte about who gonna be what and what somebody gonna's be.."
I'm Delshay, right here. What's your point ? To half agree and half disagree? That makes you Whole? You post complete Grey!
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
think tonight proved that Lin will NEVER be an elite PG...He WILL ALWAYS have way too many turnovers to be at that level. Also, as you saw tonight, his ball handling skills were horrendous. He also was terrible on defense, but then again you are playing some of the best players in the league...It was hard to watch, as Lin looked like a very very bad high school player at best. Whether you are a Knicks fan or not, you must accept that Lin will never be an elite point gaurd in the NBA. He will be good, but not good enough to go toe to toe with the top ten in the league. l