The New York Basketball Scene
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The New York Basketball Scene

Here we are at the beginning of the 2013-14 Basketball season and the New York team (The Knicks and The Nets) are struggling to gain ground on the Eastern Conference. My buddies and I have been haggling over which New York team will do better, but it seems that neither team is doing good at all.

The New York Knicks can’t seem to win home games and the new jerseys don’t seem to be working for them (Crazy orange) but make no mistake they still can turn it around but as of now they look like chickens with their heads cut off. The Brooklyn Nets team looks good and are playing good ball but have a losing record.

The Eastern Conference has only three teams with a winning percentage above .500 (Indiana. Miami and Philadelphia) so The New York teams can get on the right track, but with Tyson Chandler out for the next month The Knicks need to find a defensive presence. Raymond Felton seems to only shoot from the perimeter and not drive to the basket, for that matter only Melo (Carmelo Anthony) seems to drive to the basket and everyone else wants to shoot from outside and this is unacceptable.

Even without Tyson The Knicks have the team to win games they can’t wait on his return to do better and they are only 1.5 games out of first place in the Atlantic Division. So The Knick need to get it going NOW!!!

So as the teams in New York get their act together we fans just have to stay loyal and not jump ship, “we are not sinking yet”. I for one am a die-hard Knicks fan and will stick with my team through thick and thin.

Getting to the Nets I feel they have a chance to do better and the team has the players to win a championship maybe not this year though. There is no timetable for the return of Williams or Lopez but they have Evens and he can fill the center position with Anderson fulfilling the guard position.

Right now it’s to early to say Woodson or Kid are in job jeopardy because of this start and when the teams get back on track people will be saying what great coaches they are.

So that is my take on the Basketball scene in the City of New York.

Written by Laman Richards at Bball stuff


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I really hope it works out for Jason Kidd at Brooklyn, he had such a great basketball brain as a player. Great article btw.

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  about 8 years ago

Well written and engaging. Sports make life enjoyable and your enthusiasm is infectious

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