Don’t look now but the Knicks off their wins of the World Champion Miami Heat and now the Philadelphi 76ers are now 2-0. It is their best start in quite some time. But more importantly to hardcore Knick fans it is the way they won those games that get the excitement level going…rebounding and Defense and diving after loose balls …Carmelo Anthony diving after loose balls, bringing back memories of Charles Oakley giving up his bodies to to the little things that help the team win. Even fellow Knick teammates took notice of Carmelo team first spirit.
I’ve seen him do that before,” says Marcus Camby, who played with Anthony in Denver. “But he’s different now. He’s more mature. He’s just a different player.”
“When you see a loose ball, it makes you want to dive for it, too,” Smith said. “It’s really contagious when you see a star player going out there diving in the crowd, giving up open shots, going for loose balls, that really filters throughout the team…As long as he keeps doing that, I think everybody will want to do it.” I know it is a small sample, 2 games to be exact, however when your star player comes in the season with this mind set. It can only make you as a fan feel optimistic about their chances of winning this season. Game 3 is the second of a back to back home and home with the Sixers, this one in Philadelphia. The Sixers off of lastnight’s game will be looking for payback, which will provide a good test for the Knicks to see how they handle some adversary early on. The early returns on the Knicks …so far so good.
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“Go New York, Go New York, Go!!”
3-0 and doping it on defense back to back nights nice!! I’m liking this TEAM it’s not Melo on ISO I CAN’T CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF THE WIND, BUT I CAN ADJUST MY SAILS SO I CAN ALWAYS REACH MY DESTINATION.