Those brownies look pretty cool to me. And delicious too.
Gobias some pizza, am I right?
Gobias some pizza, am I right?
This picture of Melo and KD that Kevin Love instagramed might need to be framed and placed on my bookshelf to replace the Jeremy Lin floating head that has turned into a not so subtle reminder that Lin's out of my life now.
There are times where I'm really glad that Chick Fil-A (or for the purposes of this Nick Kroll sketch, Chikk Klub) isn't in New York because I may possibly have a hard time defending such a morally shitty (homophobic in Chick Fil-A, horrible in every way possible with Chikk Klub) yet delicious chain.
It's usually all about the jokes here but with the amount of time I've spent posting about Jeremy Lin on this blog, I figure I should write a something other than "OH BUMS" on the Lin and the Knicks decision not to match Houston's offer for the restricted free agent. While it's all but official, it felt like an inevitable and obvious Knicks-ian move since the tweets about Raymond Felton was on his way back to the Knicks on Saturday night. because why wouldn't the Knicks not want to bring back a 23 year old point guard who brought a sense of electricity to the Garden that hasn't been seen in ages? Yeah, Lin wouldn't give it ago in a series that was already a foregone conclusion at "85 percent" against the Heat, that he only started 25 NBA games, the possible locker room beefs because of his so called "ridiculous contract", that Jeremy Lin wasn't worth "the poison pill" of 15 million in the third of year of his contract that will put the Knicks in luxury tax hell. That's the argument people are going with.
The sad thing is, it's not that. It's not about the Knicks being the Knicks, Dolan or Grunwald or whoever felling slighted that Lin went back to the Rockets and re-negotiated the original deal. The Knicks told Lin to go out and set his market value, sources said they'd match up to a "billion" dollars, that he'd absolutely be the starter next year, so Lin did what he had to do. So Lin knowing that the Knicks were going to bring him back, and gets himself a better deal, and the Knicks then decide to go in another direction and bring back Ray Felton. Some real "cutting off your nose to spite you face" stuff from the Knicks front office. Don't get me wrong, I like Ray Felton, I was bummed out he was part of the Carmelo deal but coming off but he's not Jeremy Lin. There's not going to be "Felton-sanity" if Melo and Amar'e are suddenly out of the line up in February. Best case, Felton will be what he was when he was here over a year ago. Hopefully he can rejuvenate some of that pick and roll magic, he had with Amar'e Stoudemire and get Stat back to that 2011 "we're legitmiately chanting MVP at Amar'e Stoudemire" form. Do you guys remember February 2012? Jeremy Lin owned New York in February. Coming off a Giants Super Bowl win, Lin was the talk of the town for the entire month. Ask the Nets, the Jazz, the Wizards, the Lakers, the Timberwolves, the Raptors, the Kings, and the Mavs who'd they'd want to play against Lin or Felton?
I can go on and talk about what Lin and his game brings to the Knicks, and really how often does a player's first 25 end up being his best starts but you read that in places (exhibit a, exhibit b, exhibit c) that aren't usually known for posting pictures from Parks and Recreation or Arrested Development, bringing you the lastest jams, or pictures of dogs and monkeys being best buds. Instead I'm just going to say that we should have expected this - Charles Smith, Starks going 2-18 in game seven in the 94 Finals, Reggie Miller, Ewing blowing that finger roll, Pat Riley peaceing out on us for Miami, Ewing stepping off the bench during the Knicks/Heat brawl and getting suspended for meaningful playoff games, the years 2002 through 2010, Iman Shumpert tearing his ACL in Game 1 against the Heat this year, Amar'e Stoudemire taking out his frustrations on a glass plated enclosed fire extinguisher in game, and so on and so forth. All these lessons can be wrapped up in a headline from the Onion from earlier today - "Jeremy Lin's Departure Teaches Knicks Fans Important Lesson About Getting Excited By The Knicks." The funny/sad/whatever thing about this whole thing thing is that I'll keep on getting excited about the Knicks. And then they'll keep screwing it up just like they did with Lin.