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The News The Knicks Needed To Plant Regarding Lebron James

Posted by TopOfTheThread on May 22, 2010

<You need to read the post OK Fess Up Calvin before reading this post. >

IF the Affair of Lebron Jame’s Mom with Delonte West is untrue and just big business trying to manipulate where Lebron James ends up (see post) – this is the news – that team should have released. (For this fairytale, let’s assume Calvin Murphy was paid-off and use the New York Knicks as the culprits.)

The Headline on The Huffington Post would have read:Lebron James Sweepstakes

Calvin Murphy: LeBron James’ Mother ‘Absolutely’ Had Sex With Delonte West,  Devin Harris, Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, and Dirk Nowitzki.

Lebron can’t play with anyone who is messing with his mom. Any team that had someone who was with his mom would be immediately eliminated from the Lebron James Sweepstakes.

  • Delonte West gets him to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Devin Harris would eliminate the NJ Nets.
  • Blake Griffin would eliminate the LA Clippers.
  • Derrick Rose would eliminate the Chicago Bulls.
  • Michael Beasley would eliminate the Miami Heat.
  • Dirk Nowitzki would eliminate the Dallas Mavericks.

And that leaves the NY Knicks.

Guys – If you are going to do it, do it right!

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Michael Jordan versus Tiger Woods – who’s more clutch?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 11, 2008

I came across this Michael Jordan video…

and then started wondering who was more clutch, MJ or Tiger?

Both Michael and Tiger were/are the most clutch players in their sports.
Michael was not only the most talented player of all time, but was clutch when the game was on the line. Tiger is clutch and continues to make the important shot when the tournament is on the line.

The edge needs to go to Jordan. Not because he was better, but because of the sport he played. Tiger is awsome and the best golfer ever. The difference: in golf you are not double-covered by two 6 foot 8 inch athletes. Golf is a great sport but it is man vs the course and environment. Basketball is man vs man, or multiple men vs man.

This is not meant as a slight against Tiger. When his career is all over, he will probably be the winningest golfer of all time.

Hoops vs Golf… The basketball player was the better athlete… and more clutch.

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The Year the NY Knicks Could Die… The 2010-2011 NBA Season

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 2, 2008

Let’s face it. The NY Knicks are a horrible sports product. Bad team. Bad management (that is hopefully getting better now that Isiah Thomas is gone). The only reason they have any revenue is because of (1) corporate sales, and (2) convenience of the location of Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.king lebron james nba star on the knicks

In recent years the team has not improved. There is no indication this coming year will be any better.
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The Knick goal for the next few seasons should be the following:

  • Clear Salary Cap Room.
  • Clear More Salary Cap Room.
  • Get a few solid young players.
  • SIGN LEBRON JAMES!

When Lebron James becomes a free agent after the 2010 season, the Knicks must sign him. Hopefully, they will have collected a solid group of role players to support him. This will make the Knicks franchise on the rise. Lebron will give us a winning team and he will be largest star in NY. NY should be his the top choice on his list of franchises. Imagine all the opportunities he would have!

But… the rumors are that the NJ Nets (Brooklyn Nets?) may get Lebron James when he becomes a free agent.
If the Nets get Lebron James and have decent mass transit to their new Brooklyn arena, say good-bye to the Knicks. The Nets will become New York’s team. And Lebron will still have many of the same opportunities he would have playing for the Knicks.

So… Hopefully, the Knicks are already working on the strategy on how to sign King Lebron James! They need to do whatever it takes!

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Mike Greenberg’s gambling problem and the Broadcaster’s Hall Of Fame (MikeAndMike)

Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 10, 2008

Re: Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic of ESPNradio. Show MikeAndMike.Mike Greenberg Mike Golic ESPN radio sports
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First it’s Pete Rose. Now it’s Mike “Greeny” Greenberg!

Mike Greenberg announced today that he bet $1500 on Mike Golic to win the HORSE basketball contest of the Mike and Mike Pentathlon.

We believe gambling on sports, especially a contest in which you are participating is deplorable and unnaceptable. What makes it even worse is he bet on his opponent, Mike Golic.

This act will come before the board of the Broadcaster’s Hall Of Fame and will surely prevent a first ballot entry for Mike Greenberg. 😉

(photo media.philly.com)

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