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Avatars for Sale

Hey Fanatics, I just checked out my closet and found some avatars that I am willing to sell at a reasonable price. For those who don't know, the avatars are your on-line graphic representation which appears alongside your screen name when you enter commentary on certain websites. My avatar is a dunking baller by one of my favorite artists. Contact me if you think any of the following avatars are suitable representations of your on-line presence, personality or psychological state.


The lovely avatar above was designed for my man Peaceman. Of course Peace treated me and my design like Michelle Obama treats Ralph Lauren and his entire couture — she’s down with her own Crew and won’t even give Lauren an arm to cover . On second thought, at least Peace will give me a finger; the same one he shares with everyone else from time to time. (It’s all love brotherman). Perhaps my design Crew can do something for you more appreciative posters in perhaps money green or O’Brien Trophy gold. I like rich, saturated colors.


This is actually one of my favorite avatars; unfortunately it does not fit me now. It’s like the old tux that I’d bring out for special occasions, like an on-line rhetorical dance with David Stern or former BET owner and now Charlotte Bobcats owner, Bob Johnson. I don’t do on-line dances anymore.

Check these out:





How much? Not much? I will sell them to you with no interest for the first twelve months, but payment must be made in the form of quality commentary or posts during the summer months. I won’t accept wooden nickels or brittle two-cent comments consisting of half-truths. For those of you who can’t afford these terms — we know who you are — I will loan you some of BARF’s old commentary. Buy now. The supply (of design time) is very limited.
BLOG UPDATED: Gentle friends, note that you now have two ways to keep up with the latest Knicks news. As you know, you can get a wonderful list of news stories by clicking on the Nate Robinson pic at the top of the sidebar on the far right. I just added RSS feeds for the New York Times, Daily News and Newsday to the first sidebar so that you can catch the latest headlines on the front page.

In addition I added a few Knicks-related websites which probably makes our Knicks Blogroll the most extensive on the blogosphere. The following blogs have been added to the blogroll:

7 Seconds or Mess
Danilo Gallinari’s Official Website
Knick City
Knicks Fanatics ( version)
Knicks Fanblog
Pro Sports Daily


April 21, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Somewhere in America, Ernie D and Rick Mount are wistfully watching our boys and dreaming if only then was now.Hopefully they’re also laughing their asses off.Put Chris Duhon, or even McCurry, on a Euro team and he’d be a *SUPERSTAR* today.The Euro game there is a step slower than the NBA game.Playing big there, ie Frederick Weiss, doesn’t necessarily translate, unless they are very athletic, super competitive and willing to learn a different game.What would Dirk do if he went home to play in Germany?Or Parker.They would dominate to the point of hilarity.Slow guys giarding slow guys, sometimes.Context gentlemen, context.

    Comment by Tman | April 21, 2009 | Reply

  2. D’Antoni owes us ten games.He didn’t have to make the playoffs, but he owed us his best coaching effort.He doesn’t get a pass on that.Here’s a quote from Pat Riley’s father to him shortly before he died.He used it to motivate the Lakers.
    “”Just remember what I always taught you. Somewhere, someplace, some time, you’re going to have to plant your feet. make a stand and kick some ass. And when that time comes, you do it.”
    I.T. didn’t get it done for whatever reason, and D’Antoni hasn’t done it either.Forget the excuses, you play the hand you’re dealt the best way you can.That’s what you owe the game and yourself.You don’t take the money to bed with you.
    You owe us ten games, but more important, you owe us your best effort.You never made a stand.

    Comment by Tman | April 21, 2009 | Reply

    • T Man: I don’t hold D’Antoni responsible for the 10 losses as much as Walsh. It was Walsh who traded away the season when he moved Randolph and Collins for Tim Thomas and later moved Thomas for Hughes. Walsh, bending to Dolan, made D’Antoni sit Marbury for 3/4 of the season before enabling him to go to Boston. That decision also forced D’Antoni to burn out Duhon, who was exhausted by mid-season. Drafting Gallo was a dubious move with other players out there who could have contributed. Dumping Balkman for Robeson was also a shortsighted act. Harrington for Crawford was a least credible but gettomg so little for Randolph was not.

      I believe having Randolph, Marbury and Balkman until at least the trading deadline (when the same if not better moves could have been made) would have given the Knicks perhaps 6 -8 more wins. It would have also preserved Duhon for the remainder of the season. All of these moves were done in the interest of cap space for 2010–with no draft choice available in that year. Meanwhile, 2008-2009 was hard to watch; 2009 – 2010 may not be much better.

      For the moment, I’m willing to give D’Antoni a pass, but Walsh will have to do better by draft night and during the free-agency period this summer before I feel we are moving in the right direction.

      My congratulations to all who have contributed to creating this outstanding new blog site: Lives, Peaceman, O & B any others who I may have left out. I look forward to reading your stuff in the off season as well as other regulars: T Man, Modi, Vic Corbitt, and hope to post from time to time. Yours in fellowhip and Knick fanaticism.

      Comment by Post-up Prince | April 21, 2009 | Reply

  3. Fanatics,

    Nice new home,thanks to the guys who did all the work.

    Playoffs are here,Big ups to the former Knicks in the playoffs

    Trevor Ariza,R.Balkman.C.Fry,I.Udoka,K.Thomas.S.Marbury,A.Robeson,T.Thomas,J.James…..good luck guys.

    Comment by DLTKnicks | April 21, 2009 | Reply

  4. Absolutely co-sign on Post-Up Prince. But, Tman has a real good point about D’Antoni. He may have had and made a lot of excuses, but he did not perform as well as he should have. He offered no defensive philosophy, his endgame coaching was not great and his team often did not hustle. He must do a better job once the built end excuses of in-season trades are no longer available.

    Great to see you Post-Up. We look forward to reading you much during the summer season, which is where we find out what our team will be made of.

    DLT, what took you so long? Welcome. Your room is all hooked up. Can we bring you some cappuccino and a biscotti? Amazing, the former Knicks that are in the playoffs, isn’t it?

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | April 21, 2009 | Reply

  5. Isiah Thomas Speaks Out About Failures

    “My regret is that I wasn’t able to deliver what the people in New York wanted, and they want a championship,” Thomas said. “A lot of us have tried. … I couldn’t get it done.” [said Thomas]. . . .

    Thomas said he took the FIU job because he enjoys challenges. He said he talked to Bob Knight, his former coach at Indiana, and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, about what it took to build college programs.

    “I like rolling up my sleeves. I like taking some from the bottom and building it to the top. There’s a lot of risk in that and there is also a lot of reward in that. But that’s how I grew up. I want to take FIU to the next level and I know it’s going to take a lot of hard work, but I’m willing to pay the price to do that.”

    FIU athletic director Pete Garcia said he has a personal relationship with Thomas, and was convinced that despite all the drama that followed him in New York, he was convinced the Golden Panthers got the right man to take their program “to the highest level.”

    “It’s a landmark day in our history,” Garcia said.

    Nonetheless, he was dogged by questions about Thomas’ history. . . .

    “We have mutual friends, we’ve had them for a long time,” Garcia said. “I’ve known Mr. Thomas for a while. I know Isiah Thomas. And I guarantee one thing, we are getting a great human being.”

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | April 21, 2009 | Reply

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