Smallthoughts:Rant of the Week …Phil Jackson


Bad news Knick fans it seems as if the Knicks and Phil Jackson are going to continue together for the next two years. The Knicks and Phil Jackson have picked up their options on the final two years of his contract, according to a report by ESPN.com Usually someone gets to stay when they haveContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Rant of the Week …Phil Jackson”

Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week… Patrick Ewing


The Big Fella has returned to Georgetown. Long Over due. After 15 years as an NBA assistant coach and schooling the likes of Dwight Howard and Yao Ming in his time as an assistant he now gets to run his own program. Some have questioned whether this was the right move for Georgetown because heContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week… Patrick Ewing”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Xavier Mc Daniel aka the XMan


As a knick fan McDaniel is thought of fondly as being a key player that restored toughness to the Knicks in the one season he was with the Knicks. McDaniel was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the first round (4th overall) of the 1985 NBA draft and became an instant starter. He averaged 17.1 pointsContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Xavier Mc Daniel aka the XMan”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Lonnie Shelton


Lonnie Shelton has the misfortune in my opinion of being the center most often compared to the Knick Captain  Willis Reed size build and a nice shot made Knick fans drool at the prospect of Shelton being another Willis Reed. Shelton wasn’t Willis Reed and he had problems staying out of foul trouble which hurtContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Lonnie Shelton”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Walt Bellamy


In his final college game, Walt Bellamy set Indiana and Big Ten Conference records that still stand with 33 rebounds (and 28 points) in an 82-67 win over Michigan. Bellamy was named an All-American in both his junior and senior year (1960 and 1961). Bellamy was the first Hoosier taken No. 1 in the NBA draft andContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Walt Bellamy”

Smallthoughts: I Am Embarrassed to Be A Knick Fan


My first NBA game I ever attended was when my grandfather took my father and I to Madison Square Garden to see the Knicks play I believe the Cincinnati Royals. It was during the championship season. I have been a Knick fan since. I have seen the Knicks win one more championship after that oneContinue reading “Smallthoughts: I Am Embarrassed to Be A Knick Fan”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…New York Knicks


One would think that when you hire a decorated coach who has won as many championships as Phil Jackson has a a player (2) and as a coach (11) he would know what it takes to build a winning culture a winning team. However it is becoming more and more alarming by the day thatContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…New York Knicks”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Derrick Rose


When Phil Jackson made the trade to bring Derrick Rose to New York many people panned it. I was willing to give it a shot. It was basically a one year try out for Rose. He is injury prone, he is a former league MVP but again it’s worth a shot. If he has anythingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week…Derrick Rose”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Kristaps Porzingis


Fulldisclosure: I was among the Knick fans who wasn’t keen on Porzingis originally either but was willing to see what he had. I liked Karl Anthony Towns and hoped the Knicks could have worked a deal to get him, but I won’t lie I am happy to see how things worked out. For the firstContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …Kristaps Porzingis”

Smallthoughts: A Rare New York Moment…


It’s not often that the local football teams (New York Jets, New York Giants) win on the same day and both stage come from behind victories. It’s not often the the two tenants at Madison Square Garden, the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers each win on the same night. It;s not somethingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: A Rare New York Moment…”