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Did Rubio Con A Kahn Or Was Minnie Marburied Again? Part 3 of 3

Kahn-Rubio Torn Apart


David Kahn’s move, to draft Ricky Rubio despite his immediate inavailability, was right out of Red Auerbach’s playbook.  In 1978 on draft day, the Celtics had both the 6th and 8th first round picks.  Auerbach was widely criticized for using the 6th spot to draft Larry Bird as a “junior eligible.”  Bird had already been in college for four years but had one more year of eligibility left which meant Red had to wait a year for Bird.  He used the 8th spot to draft Division 1 star Freeman Williams, who never played for the Celtics but was involved in a major trade; the exchange included #31 1981 pick (Danny Ainge).  Owning the 8th spot allowed Auerbach to take the risk, but in order to retain Bird’s rights, Auerbach had to reach an agreement with Bird before the next draft.  Eventually and reluctantly Auerbach agreed to pay Bird  $650,000, the highest rookie salary ever at the time.  Auerbach was confident, but the success of the move was not certain.

Without such a bold move, it is highly unlikely that Bird would have been the greatest Celtic of all time.  Perhaps, he would have been a Knick.

And lest we forget, another General Manager “genius” Bob Bass was criticized for using the #1 pick in 1987 to draft David “The Admiral” Robinson although he had two years of a naval commitment to serve after graduation. The Spurs faced a special quandary which led to speculation that Robinson might not sign with San Antonio within a year and attempt to force free agency so that he could be courted by the Lakers or the Knicks.  Didn’t happen.  David Robinson became one of the greatest Spurs ever.

David Kahn is less a fool than fans with short memories or no historical reference.  Kahn was very clear when he released Kevin McHale that he was in rebuilding mode and that it would take a couple of years to bring the team back to contention.  He does not need Rubio now.  He can build his team patiently, with “all deliberate speed” and wait for Rubio to mature as a person and a baller.  The odds are greater than not that Rubio will increase in value in two years – he will add bulk and probably a jump shot. This will happen on someone else’s Euro, not his dime.  Rubio also won’t require mommy to move to the states with him. (I admit that when I moved from Chicago to Jersey at age 18, I wanted my mommy to come with me. . . .but, then I got there. . . LOL).

Immediately after the Rubio deal fell through, Kahn was still working to build his team his way.  Within two days of his heartbreak, Kahn pushed the Knicks and Clippers out of the way to sign young point guard Ramon Sessions who had been a free agent in waiting for most of the summer. With a more seasoned young guard, Kahn and Rambis will get a better idea over the next couple of  years how their high octane offense is going to work with Flynn and a guard who can shoot better than the Spaniard.

This summer, in three moves, Kahn potentially, if his dual point guard offense works, has solidified his back court for five years, very inexpensively.  Jonny Flynn has a four year contract with two consecutive team options beginning in 2011.  Rubio becomes available via buyout by 2011. The Wolves hold his NBA rights until one year after he discontinues playing pro ball for another team.  Sessions has a four year contract which carries until 2012-13. 

Every pick is a risk, but the rewards regarding Rubio are promising. Kahn has created numerous options which include using Rubio’s rights in a future trade or developing two solid points in Flynn and Sessions and eventually trading one of them for a missing piece.  For now, the Wolves may be more of a threat to enter the 2010 draft lottery than the Western Conference playoffs, but with a young core of Jonny Flynn, Al Jefferson, Ramon Sessions, Kevin Love and Wayne Ellington, their development should be exciting to watch over the next couple years.



Kahn has been a thorn in the Knicks behind all summer, since he traded for the fifth pick.  It was rumored that Walsh and the Knicks were trying to move up in the draft in order to secure either Rubio or Stephen Curry.  Although it was believed that Walsh would be happy with Jared Hill falling to the Knicks, everyone knew the Knicks needed a solid back-up/soon-to-be-starter to work with or replace Duhon to operate D’Antoni’s offense.  By drafting both Flynn and Rubio, the Knicks felt forced to a less satisfying option and remained in a quandary regarding how to address the point guard issue.

Nevertheless, the Knicks smartly purchased a late first round pick from the Lakers and turned it into a solid ACC guard, Toney Douglas, who many expect will be a pleasant surprise as a team leader, floor conductor and scorer.  This is a great opportunity for him to step up and fill the void that Walsh could not.

It appears that while Walsh is playing checkers, jumping over pieces without taking any, Kahn is playing chess like a GM (grandmaster or general manager, pick one).  Kahn who had touted running a two guard up-tempo offense, immediately went after free agent Ramon Sessions, who was looking for an opportunity to save him from lesser contracts with the Knicks, Clippers or Bucks.  The Knicks had been very interested in Sessions, but refused to reel him in with a multi-year deal.   Throughout the blogosphere, hyper-hopeful Knicks fans were hypothesizing that Walsh, with his patented “patience”, was waiting Sessions out.  But the truth has been revealed and it was Sessions who was being patient.  Clearly lacking confidence that they could create more cap space by eventually trading Jared Jeffries or Eddie Curry, Walsh just watched as Sessions walked out of the free agent corner he was supposedly trapped in into a 4-year, $16 million deal. (Compare that to the 2-year $13 million dollar deal Walsh gave Chris Duhon to scare away Marbury).

Kahn’s move is being interpreted by some as a sign that he has given up on Rubio and will eventually trade his rights to the Knicks.  This is not necessarily so, nor is it necessary.  In fan imaginations, New York is the penultimate venue for big time“athletepreneurs”  and the place every one wants as a home. Some Knicks fans will be pining ad nauseam for OPP Rubio for two years, longer than the lap dance they are giving OPP LeKing of Akron.   In this case, the reality is that Rubio’s only way into the NBA is through Minnesota, unless he sits out a year which makes absolutely no sense.  Consequently, the only way Rubio becomes a Knick, even with covert interference by the commissioner, is with the blessing of Kahn.

Kahn has shown that he doesn’t give a damn about how the Knicks develop their team.  He is clearly focused on building the Timberwolves. Any harm to the Knicks probably is not personal, just collateral damage from the maneuverings of a general manager who understands that to build a contender you start the team core with homegrown youth, complimentary trades and expert use of exceptions to the salary cap.

On second thought, Kahn’s moves may help Knicks fans by demonstrating how being “patient but proactive” is a better strategy than what their team is employing now.

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Did Rubio Con A Kahn or Was Minnie Marburied Again? Part 1 of 3

Chapter One Of Rubio Buyout Story Coming To A Close

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  1. ” Consequently, the only way Rubio becomes a Knick, even with covert interference by the commissioner, is with the blessing of Kahn.

    Kahn has shown that he doesn’t give a damn about how the Knicks develop their team.”

    Good! In other Knick news, Jared Jefferies ate a
    medium size bag of potato chips yesterday. It is rumored
    that Gallo had a bowel movement yesterday without straining his back and Chris Duhon was spotted eating a hotdog.

    I can’t take all this excitment!

    Comment by Peaceman | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  2. Damn Peace, you got the inside scoop. How did you get that far up Gallo’s narrow azz? LOL.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  3. My apologies to those who expect a classy more sensible response, but I couldn’t help it. It was just too good a set-up to let go. Peace understands.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  4. Lives:

    The 3 part overview of Rubio, Kahn and the Knicks comprises a solid journalistic essay. If Kahn is not out to screw Walsh, but is only conducting business, then it is possible for the Knicks to attain Rubio by involving a 3rd team who has a player that Kahn wants. In this case, Kahn has nothing to lose by patience, knowing that the Pistola child has to enter the NBA via Minnesota or by Minnesota’s
    consent to trade his rights.

    I speculated in the 1st Rubio piece that Walsh could still make a play for Sessions by convincing Milwaukee to match Kahn’s contract and then work out a sign and trade with the Bucks. One idea for such a trade would be Jerrod Jeffries for a player with a similar cap salary (Dan Gadzurick?); each earn approximately $6.5 million; both are 6’ll but Jeffries is somewhat more productive as well as more versatile and a better defender. I am not sure about the length of Gadzurick’s contract; if expiring, Walsh might be interested.

    There may be other possibilities for the Knicks and Bucks to forge a trade involving Sessions. Rather than seeing Sessions go for nothing, Milwauke may be willing to discuss a sign and trade that brings some benefit. But unless Walsh picks up the phone, it can’t happen; or at least not with the Knicks. Milwaukee may explore a similar sign and trade deal with another GM who moves faster than a Turtle.

    Comment by Post-up Prince | September 7, 2009 | Reply

    • Brilliant! PUP, you’ve got the moxie and makings of a GM but for the Turtle Wax.

      Steady as IT waits for the other OTP shoes to fall.


      Comment by Steady | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  5. Post-Up, I think your move would be brilliant on Walsh’s part.

    It really makes sense for Walsh to pick-up a young point who is out to prove himself and has some skill for such a low amount. Sessions at $4mil could prove to be a steal.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  6. Lives with the Classic DW line; “This ain’t checkers, we’re playing chess; I’ve been setting this up all week…”

    CLASSIC! LIVES, I agree with you! Kahn is in the Drivers seat and the play is Patiences and Due Diligence, a Turtle Wax Walsh trait. There are a few exceptions on his resume at Indiana, but he built a powerhouse that just never got over the hump. Your comparisons are quite astute, although Pretty Ricky does not possess the talent or the potential of Bird or the Admiral. Pretty Ricky will never be a top 50 Player in this league or any other for that matter. Gotta win those chips or be like EWING, Barkley, did I hear someone say Stockton and Malone and come close a few times.

    There are still a few moves to be made on the NBA front and they will happen. I do agree with my Brudder that juggles the Cash for others, when he states Darko may be the sleeper in all of this. It takes big men awhile to adjust to the Pro game, and since his game is quite European, this style of play suits him well and there is a very strong chance he hits his stride in the NYC. We’ve been so disgusted with ECUURY over the years that we forget he is a low post threat and if he is in the best shape of his og career, he can be a Big Horse in the Middle for 20 to 30 minutes a night. Our swings are athletic and Gallo if right is the Sahrp Shooter we’ve been missing. Darko and Hill are plugs we’ve been missing in the hole to SWAT (And I’m not talking about Strengths, Weaknesses & Tactics)away the bulllshit.

    Yes, we are a little thin at Point Guard, but I am a believer that TD will develop into a solid sub, and become Mr. Distributor and Mr. Disruptive… Scoring is not an issue for this TEAM as last year indicated. Defense is the KEY for these DUDES… This TEAM has speed, with the RIGHT DARKO, CURRY, and HILL they have size, and plenty of size on the swings with Chandler, Gallo, Jeffries, Harrington, and Hughes if he doesn’t break a nail.

    With those Chips stacked up on the table, there is another move in the works and we just need to let it unfold…Surely, you didn’t want those Ole Retreads named Kidd, Hill, Stackhouse; nor do you want a point guard out of the SEC, who made a name for himself while his TEAM languished in Mediocrisy… In my mind, Sessions is not the Elixir at Point Guard. Like DLEE he played for a loser so STATS are very deceiving, and for the asking price, both are TREMENDOUS RISKS, and with CBA on the horizon, NBA MGMTS moved shrewdly and cost-effectively…

    Gentlemen, sometimes A woman likes it slow, and others they just want you WUP that AZZ, but a SMOOTH BRUDDER never rushes the Stroke until he know his Woman has had Sensual Eruption… Always remember Young Bucks, a True Lover is never one that has Multiple women; If you got Mulla that’s pretty simple, but a True Lover is one that can take One Woman make her Happy for a lifetime. If you can’t decipher the analogy, My Book is in stands at your nearest Bookstore entitled, “It Ain’t What You Got, Its What You Know.” Tell em you know Cooleyhigh and you’ll get a free copy….LOL LOL LOL

    Just Bloggin Fellas!@

    One Love! One Heart! One God!

    Keep it CRACKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Cooleyhigh | September 7, 2009 | Reply

    • Great to hear the good word from you Cooley.

      I do believe there are reasons to still hold out hope for the pups on this team. And as last playoffs showed that styles make fights, A gallo, Chandler, Harrington and Jefferies rotation on the wings with Almond and Hughes at the 2, heavier minuets for TD to lighten the burden on Duhon isn’t bad considering how lenght on the wings for Orlando helped them stymie LeKing.

      Let’s see what happens. And thanks for being the devil’s advocate. Me I still have reason for being displeased but I’m just a fan.

      Comment by orangeandblue1 | September 7, 2009 | Reply

    • WOW!
      That’s the most THOROUGH and OPTIMISTIC dissection of our favorite side yet. Say Admin, shoot that one up to the Penthouse for further deconstruction.
      While some may say you were Cooley-high in framing DARKO as a Euro with his come-upance in []’Anfoni’s system, by linking a supporting reference from States (1&2), Steady says you were Cooley-MD.
      BTW, picked up your book for the journey to the motherland. As part of the hazing ritual for the Mile High Club, I used the hard-back covers to jimmy the door. Once on the ground, the pages made blaze under the rotisserie. No Pics Please. (LOL)

      Steady as IT strokes in Mussels in Brussels.


      Comment by Steady | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  7. Cooley, in with a bang!!!! Again. Love it.
    All I can do is acknowledge true greatness for now, but I’ll comment later tonight. Good stuff. ROFLMAO.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  8. I respectfully disagree. Kahn gave up two starters and replaced them with Sessions and Flynn, only one of whom will start, and neither of whom are proven.

    Meanwhile he has to risk Rubio getting injured for the next 3 years (read Sheridan’s piece on in Spain with the knowledge that the kid doesn’t want to play in the great north.

    Walsh on the other hand, with his refreshing patience, has refused to repeat the mistakes of Isiah and Scott Layden, instead focusing with laser-like determination on creating cap space and flexibility over the next few years. Cap flexibility has proven to be a key to successful long term franchises, with the Spurs and now the promising Thunder the models of cap management. Lamenting letting Sessions walk to the Wolves instead of paying his price is akin to longing for the instant gratification, spendthrift ways of previous regimes, with the outcome of such a move far from certain in terms of wins and losses. Instead, Walsh will have an extra $4 million to play with next summer and in subsequent off-seasons.

    The condescending analogies to fans without historical reference are inapt, since neither Robinson or Bird made it as clear as Rubio and his family have, that Ricky does not intend to play for THAT SPECIFIC team that drafted him.

    Steve Francis on the other hand made it very clear what his intentions were, and the Grizzlies wound up with Otis Thorpe to show for their 2nd pick instead of Baron Davis, Rip, Odom, Matrix or others. Ditto Kobe Bryant, and Charlotte ended up with Vlade Divac when they could have drafted Steve Nash, Peja, or Jermaine O’Neal.

    Comment by DanL | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  9. Beware Heri and Scott are coming here with their Rubio shyt.

    Comment by Thall | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  10. Heri and Scott and LivesinNJ are a$sholes. This is Rubio shyt wont stop. Please ban them form this site.

    Comment by Dave | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  11. Ban that assshole Heri he is destroying all Knicks blog. Heri hoe. Heri Hoe. lol.

    Comment by Thall | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  12. Steady, I’m pushing Cooley and some of his books to the elevator so he can get a sniff of the big suite. He should arrive by tomorrow afternoon.

    DanL, good to see you. Thanks for the info on Antonio Daniels at the KnicksFanBlog. Regarding interpretations of Kahn’s and Walsh’s moves, we are definitely on different pages.

    I find nothing refreshing about Walsh’s moves since his hire of D’Antoni, which is not starting to look as good as I hoped it would. Dumping contracts is not building a team. Walsh is not managing the cap which the Spurs have done for years and Presti did there as he is doing with the Thunder. However, both teams are also built around solid draft picks and complimentary free agency acquisitions. Walsh isn’t even close to that model. Refreshing doesn’t even come close to describing what I think about Walsh’s salary dumping, which any idiot can do.

    I was not a major proponent of Sessions, but in the scheme of Knicks needs, Sessions is a bargain at $4mil. Compare that to Duhon at $6. Sessions is young and malleable. Instant gratification? Instant gratification? Is that what you call wanting your team to have a point guard who can actually run the offense. $4 million is nothing for a floor leader. Compare that to the cost of all other starting points. Even if Toney Douglas turns out to be very solid, the Knicks are going to need a point in 2010 just like they need it now — are you suggesting that we rent a point like JWill or renew our lease of Duhon. Come on. DanL.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  13. Oh, BTW, unless there is a major objection, Ricky Rubio is losing his place on the Tweet sidebar. My boy gets nothing to drink until he pays his tab in 2011 or maybe they’ll let him out of the contract earlier. The point is that I am not translating his Tweets for the next two years looking for some deep insight which is not there. Any opposition?

    I didn’t think so. You probably don’t read the Tweets anyway.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 7, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks lives in NJ. Obviously we disagree. Look, I don’t know what the cap is going to be next year, but do you want to be in a situation where you say, “If only we didn’t sign Sessions, we could have afforded LeBron/Wade/Bosh + a sidekick?

      I definitely don’t. I think it’s easy to spend money, a lot easier than holding firm and doing the right thing. Look at the Pistons. They just spent like $100 million in contracts on Ben Gordon and Charlie V…That’ll take them straight to the first round and no farther.

      I was really in favor of signing Sessions but I just want to make 2 points about Sessions. 1) he IS unproven. He played great and showed tantalizing potential for Milwaukee last year but he has his limitations. 2) the contract he got was not that far off from the full midlevel. That is a lot of money, especially if things don’t pan out. Look at Jeffries. He’s practically immovable.

      It’s going to be really frustrating to watch the same team not make the playoffs this year (unless Gallo blows up and other pleasant surprises take place), but I have to say that as soon as Donnie was hired, he made his plan very clear and he hasn’t deviated from it at all. Most people were aboard for the plan when Donnie was hired. As time goes by I think frustration gets the better of folks, but lets just keep it in perspective, I’d rather have a 5% shot at LeBron and a sidekick and not have Sessions, than a 0% chance at LeBron because we spent some money on Sessions.

      Sessions wasn’t going to carry the Knicks to the title, maybe not even the playoffs. Sessions is replaceable. LeBron is not. And even if he isn’t coming, you have to do everything you can to put yourself in the best possible situation in case he wants to.

      Comment by DanL | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  14. Rubio for clunkers? You have your helmet on too tight if you think Rubio will be traded for one of the Knicks clunkers. Who is more obsessed with Rubio livesinnewjersey , Heri or Scott? Ban these rubio cockksuckers all from this blog before it is too late.

    Comment by Thall | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  15. yeah. ban heri the homo. livesinnewjersey has a picture of rubio in his jiffy lube that he makes out to every day. lol. Keep dumb alive.

    Comment by Dave | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  16. no homo

    Comment by Alan | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  17. Also, I’d say ban Heri as well. Trust me, as I know from experience, it’s gonna get bad if he comes here.

    Comment by DanL | September 7, 2009 | Reply


    We are moving the Fanatics blog to

    Comment by livesinnewyork | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  19. Ban Heri and DanL. Both are cocksuckers.

    Comment by Thall | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  20. DanL is a crack head from Hahns blog.

    Comment by Thall | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  21. Thall, I don’t know you, never heard of you, don’t think I ever did anything to you.

    So you’re either Heri pretending to be someone else as he often does, or some strange guy with serious problems and animosity against me for no apparent reason.

    Sure, ban me if you think I deserve it, but so far this Thall guy has done a lot more to deserve a ban than I have, which is nothing.

    Comment by DanL | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  22. DanL,

    You are still talking out of your helmet. How about you take off your helmet and maybe you will remember enough to administor the KY to Hahn.

    Comment by Thall | September 7, 2009 | Reply

    • Ok dude, whatever. You have problems. I never did anything to you. I barely even comment on Hahn’s blog. Really once every blue moon.

      You obviously have some kind of problem with me but I wont try to figure out what it is. I’ll just let you keep writing about how big of a jerk I am or whatever.

      Before you called me out my comments were about the Knicks, and from now on I’m ignoring you and will continue to just focus on the Knicks.

      You aren’t worth my time.

      Comment by DanL | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  23. Ban dan, heri and scott. they are blog killers.

    Comment by animal control center | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  24. Steady As It Goes, once you go High-Jack you never look back… Too funny my brotha from another Mother… Lives I understand your desire to buss a quicky with Sessions even if it is for a cheap piece of azz, but to clear out the odor at the end of the day is difficult. Sessions is only a taller NATE with a push -up Bra… In the end I rather have the HUMP than the BUMPS…

    Ole G’S, I see we have some NEW BALLERS in the hood and they have a lil SWAG; I like that! This season is going to be so much FUUUUUNNNNNNNN! I know reading is fundamental, but SWAG is eanred where I come from, so I look forward to the Great Debates. As all of you know, I’m all for civility, character, and community. It’s not only my message, but it is my BRAND… But I can also roll up my sleeves, sharpen the bows, and knuckle up mentally or physically with best of them… They don’t call me El Jeffe in other parts of the world for Nada…

    LIVES, I know most are Jaded by the the dismal past performances and the level of inactivity on the part of Turtle Wax Walsh. But, have you notice Coach has been quite silent on the subject… He’s got to LOVE the ONES he’s WITH and in my earlier piece I described a TEAM without mentioning DLEE or N8″s name…. One could read that a whole lot of ways, but the bottom line is there is talent on the roster… Like I said earlier, when you’re about to scrap on the REAL you ain’t got time to draft soliders, you only got time to be sure the others are FLAT LINE…

    On a serious note Fanatics, a great book for the Temple Of Your Familiar, ‘Ethical Leadership’ by Dr. Fluker from Morehouse is a great read… LIVES, he’s got a love affair going on with Dr. Thurman, and you know he was my #1 Dawg of the SPIRIT… Na na na na! gotta bounce

    One Love!

    Keep it POPPIN & CRACKIN

    Comment by Cooleyhigh | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  25. Cooley:

    You were always a blogger of great faith. When it comes to the Knicks under management, however, I am in the no-confiddence, pessimist camp. In order to get Lebron in 2010, Knicks will need to trade either (1) Jeffries or (2) Curry, or perhaps both. If that can happen, Sessions salary ar $4 million will not impede an offer to one of the elite free agents. Sessions was the best point guard available among the free agents this year and the most experienced, proven talent in conmparison to the point guards available in the draft, including Rubio.

    As much as I appreciate a take-it-real-slow approch to
    pleasing a woman, Donnie waits and waits, dreams and creams, pausing only to patiently put on his prophylactic “cap space” condom, all in prolongation of his anticipated moment of ecstasy and orgasm scheduled for July 1st, 2010. In the interim we all get a bad case of “blue balls,” or rather “orange and blue balls.”

    Cooley, I will be pleased to eat my words and praise DW to the hilt, along with your wise insight, if one or more stars in the NBA firmament actually come here to play and compete for a championship. Good to have you back in
    form for the new season. KFFL

    Comment by Post-up Prince | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  26. Post Up Prince, I ain’t got nothin but LOVE for you my Wity and Profound Brother from Another Mother. That visual of Turtle Wax Walsh had me ROTFLMAO… But I’m too Ole to have Orange & Blue Balls… Not Having it!

    To that Point PUP, I don’t want Rubio, nor do I want anybody elses rejects. I believe we should build through the draft (Even though at this moment we don’t have 2010 Pick; I believe one will be coming by February)and Pluck a Top Twenty Player with an able Sidekick between now and 2011.

    Even though we ar KFFL, we are BBALL Fans first and foremost, so BBALL will be an intense form of recreation this year too. There’s lot of interesting TEAMS out there in short term. Cause you know the Lil General wasn’t going to let the product be bad before their short Hiatus…

    I just prefer we get it right for the long haul and not the HAHN or ISOLA 20 second EJAC that has US back in the Lab with a Pen and Pad trying to sign WHO… After Lebron, Wade, and of course BLACK MAMBA, what’s left.

    Let’s ALL keep our fingers crossed Turtle Wax Walsh comes out of this SHINING LIKE A MOFO…LOL Or, he get the Demolition Clunker Ticket like all the other Ole Retreads running through the Garden the last six years….
    THIS IS OUR HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Peace & Love on the Upside Gents

    Keep it CRACKIN!

    Comment by Cooleyhigh | September 7, 2009 | Reply

    • Cooley:

      If you’re pleased, I’m pleased. I post for pleasure and satire is part of my m.o. Once in while I amuse the Fanatics who inhabit this site. Yet at bottom we’re all just bloggin. You are among my favorite bloggers. I will try to keep the faith for our beloved team. Keep-em poppin and I’ll keep postin.

      Comment by Post-up Prince | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  27. Cumbafugginya!

    Comment by orangeandblue1 | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  28. Our side will have to be really bad before it can become really good again. We’re almost there. LOL
    Since most folks are Just Bloggin here (though they don’t admit it), you can forgive some of the utterances. Otherwise, the rule about not coveting OTPs is also sacrosanct. IT goes a lil’ sumn’ like this:
    Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s baby momma; thou shall covet thy neighbor’s playa, hater.

    Just Bloggin!
    Steady as IT joins Route 66 to Texas.


    Comment by Steady | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  29. when is verizon fios gonna getthe NBA channell?i wanna see the KNICKS lose in HDTV

    Comment by auggie | September 8, 2009 | Reply

  30. Well Lives, it looks like you had something going there on the miscalculation of Team Rubio. Got an inside track, huh?

    Aran Smith/NBA posts a Q&A with Tim Shea, “International Coach and consultant with Ricky’s Spanish representation Winnersfactory of Barcelona”
    What mistakes were made by Rubio and his agent in this process?

    Ricky made the mistake of being young. He has however the right to make mistakes being that that’s what young is all about. As to Mr. Dan Fegan I’ll say, Baseball may be our National pastime but Juventut showed that they know how to play hardball too. In these terms, Dan Fegan struck out. His approach and consequent “John Wayne” (guns a blazing) behavior with Jordi Villacampa (Honorable President of Juventut) created a confrontational atmosphere that was counter-productive and hostile situation. Juventut mind you is club with tradition, titles and even Euro-league titles and was founded in 1930! Fegan being a law graduate and obviously successful businessman does get permission to disrespect institutions and solid, professional people. The Euro-League, the ACB and all it’s people are no less than NBA people. Furthermore, trying to bulldog in a foreign country, while unaware of it’s laws, is foolhardy and useless. There was the mistake.

    Comment by igmknicks | September 8, 2009 | Reply

    • Sounds like a “big ugly american” abroad and an approach which goes against the tenets of 1) knowing thy enemy; 2) knowing the terrain of battle.

      Thanks for keeping us on the up and up IGM.

      Comment by O&B's Ghost | September 8, 2009 | Reply

  31. Can someone help out Auggie with the FIOS?

    Comment by igmknicks | September 8, 2009 | Reply


      Comment by auggie | September 8, 2009 | Reply

  32. Hello,

    Is there an email address at which I can reach the owner of this blog? I left a length comment in your “About” post, if you could check it out at your leisure.

    Thanks a lot and have a good day~

    Dave Kelsey

    Comment by Dave @ | September 8, 2009 | Reply

    • Dave,

      I usually post comments which take some time to show up.

      They do show up, however, so don’t think there is any intent to silence you.

      Good day

      Comment by O&B's Ghost | September 8, 2009 | Reply

    • Dave, thank you for the kind words you left in the “About” section about our little home. Someone will give you and Bloguin a shout out later this week. To be honest though the administrator is just BSing around here, if you want real quality you need to steal that guy Modi who spins the craft the way it should be woven at SportsOnMyMind (see blog roll at sidebar for address). Although one Fanatic referenced the spot as “RacismOnMyMind,” you cannot get any better than Modi. And now that Marbury is done, he should be about 100% objective instead of 95%. He is a Starbury 5 Percenter and Marbury is the only issue where he sorta, kinda shapes the numbers to fit into his story. LOL.

      Comment by livesinnewjersey | September 9, 2009 | Reply

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