Tuesday, March 1


That's the current record of the New York Knicks, who are currently the talk of the league because they now have two star players. Just remember that number.


ESPN today ran this stupid "We're #1" feature where writers from each of their "ESPN Local" sites (which, for the case of New York City, is totally redundant) described why their city's team could win the NBA. This, despite the fact that the Knicks cannot, a fact acknowledged by even the notoriously hyperbolic Stephen A Smith. Yet even knowing this (and knowing that the Spurs have the league's best record but no ESPN Local site), ESPN plowed ahead with their idea.

I noticed something while reading Screamin' A's article about the Knicks: it has apprently been declared illegal to even mention the Knicks' loss in Cleveland this past Saturday. The score was 115-109, in case you're interested. Smith talked about the excitement around Carmelo Anthony's debut in New York and the "heart" the team showed in defeating Miami, but not a word about their loss in the Forest City. The NBA and ESPN seem to have swept that one under the rug. I also saw a puff piece with Anthony and Amare' Stoudemire that glossed right over their defeat at the hands of the Cavaliers.

Well, guess what? I still remember it. I was there.

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