Knicks and Nugs New Looks

By Nick Childs

The Nuggets have a new, fresh look, and the Knicks have the same. I am equally excited for both teams.

I will start with the Nuggets because they are my team. I never imagined that I would entertain the idea that the Nuggets would be better off without Carmelo Anthony, and I stand by that thought. HOWEVER, the team that they have put together has the look of a group that can do some serious damage not just this year, but in the future as well. They are young, athletic and seem like a good group of people. This is a very underrated quality of championship caliber teams in the NBA.

But let’s think about it. The last three championships have been won by the Lakers (twice) and the Celtics. Have you heard of jealousy issues or people that are cancerous to the team? Aside from a lunatic-defensive guru (Ron “Say Queensbridge” Artest), both teams are very well built from a chemistry standpoint. Everyone knows their role and doesn’t fight the system.

The new Nuggets have this as well, and that may be more important than having stars like ‘Melo and Chauncey for a team coached by George Karl. The Nuggets don’t have a face-of-the-franchise right now, and that is okay. Karl is an incredible basketball coach. He isn’t the type of person that babysits players with egos, so when he has a group that will buy into his system, he will be very successful. This group seems like they will buy in to Coach Karl’s winning ways.

I look forward to the future of the Nuggets.

As I am looking forward to the Nuggets’ future, I am equally excited for the next page in the career of Camelo Anthony. With a fresh start with a fresh number (7), ‘Melo seems to be enjoying the game of basketball, and in his short time with the Knicks, he has been playing at an incredibly high level!

People have criticized ‘Melo for abusing the system for getting the trade he wanted. I am not one of those people. I think it was commendable that he told the Nuggets that he wasn’t likely to sign the extension with Denver. It gave them an opportunity to rebuild.

As for his future, I think he will suceed and become a bonafide superstar in the NBA. I have considered him as such for a few years now, but I think, now that he is on the East Coast in a major market, people will see how incredible he really is. People want to see basketball relevant in New York again, and I think ‘Melo will do that (as he did in Denver). Him and Amare are going to be a great combination that will cause teams defensive nightmares, and if they can get Chris Paul in there, they will be a powerhouse for years to come.

This is an exciting time for both the Nuggets and the Knicks with unwritten futures. It is going to be fun to watch!

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Italian Soccer Teams Challenge Chris Bosh To Top This

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Bubba Watson Wore A $575,000 Watch This Week At The Accenture Match Play Championship

From TheGolfChannel.com:

Bubba Watson may have lost his semifinal match against Martin Kaymer on Saturday at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship but he does hold the distinction of sporting the field’s most expensive watch.

A new sponsor gave Watson a watch worth $575,000, he said following his 1-up loss to Kaymer.

When asked if he could tell time with it Watson replied, “No, but it looks really good.”

 

[TheGolfChannel.com]

Image Courtesy TheGolfChannel.com

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Good Morning Generation

Who’s ready for part two of the media over-exaggerating how good the New York Knicks are this season?!  The Knicks are back!  Not!  Let’s put last night’s win in perspective and then we can call avoid launching into hyperbolic overstatements that are nowhere near the truth.  Fact: Carmelo owns LeBron James.  Always has, always will.  If I’m not mistaken, he’s now 9-5 in head-to-head matchups with the King over their careers.  Fact: the Knicks lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers this weekend, oh by the way.  Fact: you saw last night a problem that’s driven me nuts the last season and a half in Denver.  Yeah Chauncey stepped up big time and made those huge shots, but you want Carmelo or Amar’e with the ball there in big moments.  Chauncey still thinks he is the crunch time guy and that’s a huge problem on a team that has two egos way bigger than his own.  Knicks fans will need to get used to his forced running layups and ill-advised three-pointers where he looks to be the hero late in games.  Other than that though?  Great to have a good basketball team in NYC again.  Fantastic comeback last night.

Generation Y, where Jeff Gordon is back baby!